State of California

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text


Public Hearing Date: June 20, 2002
Public Availability Date: August 15, 2002
Deadline for Public Comment: August 30, 2002

At a public hearing held June 20, 2002, the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) approved the adoption of new section 70100.1 and the amendment of sections 70100 and 70200, title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR), concerning ambient air quality standards for particulate matter and sulfates.

At the hearing, the Board approved modified text to the regulations that were originally noticed on May 3, 2002. This modified text deletes a proposed 24-hour standard for fine suspended particulate matter (PM2.5) contained in the amended section 70200, "Table of Standards". This action was taken in response to information received after May 3, 2002.

This notice includes two attachments. Attachment A contains all new and amended regulatory text as proposed in the May 3, 2002 notice, consisting of sections 70100, 70100.1, and 70200 (title 17, CCR). Attachment B shows the modified text of section 70200 that the Board approved at its June 20, 2002 hearing.

In accordance with section 11346.8 of the Government Code, the Board directed the Executive Officer to adopt section 70100.1 and amend sections 70100 and 70200, title 17, California Code of Regulations, after making the modified regulatory text available for public comment for a period of 15 days. The Board further provided that the Executive Officer shall consider such written comments regarding the modified text as may be submitted during this period, shall make such modifications as may be appropriate in light of the comments received, and shall present the regulations to the Board for further consideration if warranted.

Written comments on the proposed modified text may be submitted by postal mail, electronic mail, or facsimile, as follows:

Postal mail is to be sent to:

Clerk of the Board
Air Resources Board
1001 "I" Street, 23rd Floor
Sacramento, California 95814

Electronic mail is to be sent to:
Facsimile submissions are to be transmitted to the Clerk of the Board at
(916) 322-3928

In order to be considered by the Executive Officer prior to final action, comments must be received by the ARB by 5:00 p.m. on the deadline for public comment listed at the beginning of this notice. The Executive Officer will only consider comments relating to the modified text as shown in Attachment B of this notice.

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