State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                   Palm Springs High School Auditorium
                           2248 East Ramon Road
                             Palm Springs, CA
                             February 7, 1973
                                9:30 a.m.

1.   Approval of Minutes of January 17, 1973 Meeting.

2.   Consideration of Application for Accreditation of AQP Device
     for 1966-70 Model Vehicles.

3.   Consideration of Local District Agriculture Burning
     Implementation Plans.

4.   Status Report on the Problems of Emissions from Calaveras
     Cement Company, Calaveras County.

5.   Report on Additional Regulations for Control of NOx
     Emissions in the South Coast Air Basin.

6.   Consideration of Transportation Controls in the South Coast
     Air Basin to be Included in the State Implementation Plan.

7.   Report of Request for an Air Basin Boundary Change in San
     Diego County.

8.   Status of the Annual Report.

9.   Other Business.

10.  Remarks from Audience.

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At 9:30 a.m. on February 5, 1973, the Board will meet in a
workshop with its staff to discuss:

     Status of proposals for transportation controls included in
     the State Implementation Plan.

These discussions will be held in the Executive Conference Room,
ARB Vehicle Test and laboratory facility, 9528 Telstar Ave., El
Monte, California.

This is only a discussion session.  No actions will be taken by
the ARB on 2/5/73.


Application for Accreditation of Air Quality Products, Inc.
Oxides of Nitrogen Control Device for Used 1966 through 1970
Model-Year Vehicles.


Deny accreditation.


Air Quality Products has submitted an application for
accreditation of its NOx control device.  This application was
considered by the Board at its January 17, 1973 meeting.  The
Board instructed the staff to evaluate Air Quality Products
application and determine if the device could meet the legal
requirements as specified in Section 39177.3(a) of the Health and
Safety Code.

The Air Quality Products device, "Pure Power", combines an
emission control system with a capacitive discharge ignition
system in a single package.  The manufacturer's application
states that the cost of the emission control system portion of
the device is $35 and the cost of the ignition system is $50 for
a total device cost of $85.  It also states that if a person
desires to purchase the emission control system, he must also
purchase the ignition system.

A meeting was held with a representative of Air Quality Products
to determine if the two systems could be physically separated.  A
separation of the two systems that could be effected without an
increase in the quoted price of the emission control system might
satisfy the statutory limitation on device cost.  Air Quality
Products described the circuitry of each system.  Although the
system functions are basically independent, the Air Quality
Products representative could not show how the two could be
separated without a re-design.

It is the staff's opinion that the device, in its present
configuration, consists of two integrated, inseparable systems
and therefore, does not meet the statutory maximum cost criterion
of $35.


Approval of Agricultural Burning Implementation Plans.


1.   Twenty-seven Air Pollution Control Districts have submitted
     agricultural burning implementation plans consistent with
     the Board's Agricultural Burning Guidelines.  Approval for
     these plans is recommended.  (Adopt Resolution 73-1).

2.   Eleven Air Pollution Control Districts have submitted
     agricultural burning implementation plans which require
     minor adjustments to be consistent with the Board's
     Agricultural burning guidelines (see Resolution 73-2a and
     73-2b).  Resolution 73-2a provides conditional approval of
     the plan of San Diego County.  The staff recommends the
     adoption of this Resolution.  Resolution 73-2b provides
     conditional approval of plans from some counties in the San
     Joaquin Valley and from some northern counties.  The staff
     recommends that action on Resolution 73-2b be deferred until
     the meeting on February 21, 1973 in San Francisco.

3.   Twelve Air Pollution Control Districts have not submitted
     agricultural burning implementation plans as required by the
     Board's Agricultural Burning guidelines.  The staff
     recommends that these districts be reminded to submit their
     plans by February 21, 1973 for Board consideration.

                       FACTS AND DISCUSSION

1.   On June 21, 1972, the Board adopted Agricultural Burning
     Guidelines for the entire state (see attached).  The
     Guidelines regulate open burning in agricultural operations
     in the growing of crops or raising of fowls or animals,
     range improvement burning, forest management burning and
     burning for improvement of wildlife and game habitat.  These
     Guidelines supersede those the Board adopted on March 17,
     1971 which regulated only open burning in agricultural
     operations in the growing of crops or raising of fowls or
     animals in 6 of the state's 11 air basins.

2.   The new Guidelines require all districts to adopt, by
     December 20, 1972, implementation plans to regulate
     agricultural burning and to submit the plans to the Board
     for approval within 10 days after adoption.  After public
     hearing, the Board is required by the State Health and
     Safety Code to approve, modify and approve, or reject the
     plans.  The Code also requires that if a plan is rejected,
     or if no timely plan is submitted, or if the plan is
     economically or technically not feasible, the Board, after
     hearings held in the basin affected, shall adopt an
     alternative plan.

3.   Those districts have a plan for regulating open burning in
     agricultural operations in the growing of crops or raising
     of fowls or animals approved by the Board pursuant to the
     March 17, 1971 Guidelines, are not required by the new
     Guidelines to re-submit that portion of the plan.  Those
     districts, however, are required to submit a plan for
     regulating range improvement burning and forest management

4.   The Guidelines specify that a district is not required to
     adopt a plan for regulating a type of burning not practiced
     in the district.  The district, however, is required to
     submit a resolution requesting this exemption.

5.   Those districts which have regulated agricultural burning
     prior to September 20, 1965 are exempted by Section 39295.7
     of the Health and Safety Code from all or portions of the
     requirements of the Guidelines (see Table 1).

6.   The following exemptions based on elevation are allowed by
     the Guidelines:

     a.   Open burning in agricultural operations in the growing
          of crops or raising of fowls or animals at elevations
          above 3,000 feet, except in the Tahoe Basin.

     b.   Agricultural burning at elevations above 6,000 feet,
          except in the Tahoe Basin.

7.   The district implementation plans are required by the
     Guidelines to include the following seven items:

     a.   Specific minimum provisions for regulating open burning
          in agricultural operations in the growing of crops or
          raising of fowls or animals;

     b.   Specific minimum provisions for regulating range
          improvement burning;

     c.   Specific minimum provisions for regulating forest
          management burning;

     d.   The list of agencies the district wants the Board to
          designate to issue agricultural burning permits;

     e.   The form of the burning permit(s) to be used;

     f.   The form of information which the district will provide
          the designated agencies regarding State laws, district
          rules and regulations, the Agricultural Burning
          Guidelines and other information; and

     g.   The procedures by which the district will enforce the

8.   As of January 30, 1973, the 27 districts listed below have
     adopted by resolution and submitted agricultural burning
     implementation plans containing the items required by the
     Guidelines.  Approval of these plans is recommended (see
     Figure 1 and Resolution 73-1).


Status Report - The problem of emissions from Calaveras Cement,
San Andreas, Calaveras County.

                      FACTS AND DISCUSSIONS

1.   The San Andreas plant of Calaveras Cement, a Division of
     Flintkote Corporation, was constructed in 1925.  The plant
     uses a wet-process and manufactures approximately 4.2
     million barrels of cement annually.  For this amount of
     production, the emission rate with the present control
     equipment - assuming 90% efficiency - is estimated to be
     1,800 pounds per hour.  The maximum allowable rate of
     emission in accordance with the rules and regulations of
     Calaveras County Air Pollution Control District is 38 pounds
     per hour.

2.   Calaveras County formed an air pollution control district on
     March 6, 1970, adopted rules and regulations on April 5,
     1971, and revised their rules and regulations on April 24,

3.   During recent years, the Air Resources Board has received
     complaints from citizens concerning air pollution caused by
     the Calaveras Cement Company at San Andreas in Calaveras
     County (see attached letter).

4.   On May 12, 1972, staff found the plant in violation of
     Section 24242 (visible emissions) of the State Health and
     Safety Code.  (See attached pictures and report).

5.   On August 16, 1972 the Deputy Executive Officer of the
     Board, in accordance with Section 39054 of the State Health
     and Safety Code and the authority delegated by the Board,
     requested a report from the district as to the actions taken
     to resolve the problem (copy attached).

6.   On August 21, 1972 the district reported that the County
     Hearing Board would review Calaveras Cement's request for a
     variance on August 25, 1972 (copy attached).

7.   On August 25, 1972 the Calaveras County Air Pollution
     Control District Hearing Board set December 1, 1972 as the
     date for a variance hearing for the cement company.  At that
     time, the company was to submit a detailed engineering
     study, including equipment cost and installation timetable.

8.   On October 22, 1972, a variance hearing was held, however,
     and the cement plant was placed under variance until January
     1, 1973 to officially give the company time for their
     engineering study (petition attached).

9.   On November 22, 1972 the cement company notified the hearing
     board that nine additional months were required for
     engineering study (letter attached).

10.  The variance hearing was re-scheduled and held on January 5,
     1973.  The hearing board renewed the variance until March
     30, 1973, at which time representatives from the company are
     to make a detail presentation justifying the need for 9
     additional months for the engineering study.


Report on additional regulations for control of NOx Emissions in
the South Coast Air Basin.


This is an informational report.


The Air Resources Board at its meeting on December 6, 1972
instructed the staff to discuss with the South Coast Air Basin
Coordinating Council (SCABCC) the possibility of making the "Rule
68" limitations on NOx emissions of 125 ppm with gas fuel and 225
ppm with oil fuel, uniform throughout the basin and applicable to
smaller sources.  A letter dated December 18, 1972 was sent to
all members of the SCABCC and its Technical Advisory Committee
(TAC) requesting that this subject, among others, be discussed at
the January 5, 1973 meeting of the SCABCC.  The SCABCC placed
this matter on the agency of its January 5, 1973 meeting and
subsequently instructed its TAC to develop a report on this

On January 25, 1973 the SCABCC-TAC met in the offices of the Los
Angeles County APCD to discuss the drafting of the report to the
SCABCC.  The TAC had planned to present the report to SCABCC at
its meeting on February 2, 1973, which would have made the report
and the SCABCC decision on this subject available to the Air
Resources Board at its February 7, 1973 meeting.  However, since
the SCABCC meeting was deferred to February 9, 1973, a report on
this matter will be made after the SCABCC has made its decision.


Consideration of transportation controls in the South Coast Air
Basin to be included in the State Implementation Plan.


What should be the Air Resources Board's position regarding EPA's
requirement that the State submit an transportaion control plan
before February 15, 1973.


To be drawn after February 5, 1973 workshop discussions.


Request from San Diego County to change the San Diego Air Basin
boundary to be conterminous with the eastern boundary of San
Diego County.


The request, along with requests which have been received for
changes in other basins be included in a review of the objective
and basis of establishing air basins.

                       FACTS AND DISCUSSION

1.   The Air Pollution Control Board of San Diego County Air
     Pollution Control District has submitted a resolution
     (attached) requesting the Air Resources Board to revise the
     boundaries of the San Diego Air Basin so as to include
     therein that portion of the County of San Diego which is
     presently part of the Southeast Desert Air Basin.  (See
     attached map).

2.   The reason given for such a change is that administrative
     complications result from a small section of the County
     being included in another air basin.

3.   The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District is
     preparing a presentation to justify their request.

4.   When the air basin was established by the Board in 1968, it
     was determined that the eastern portion of San Diego County
     belongs in the Southeast Desert Air Basin, both
     meteoroligcally and topographically.

5.   In the San Diego Air Basin, the most significant stationary
     sources of air pollution are: mineral operations, steam
     power plants, agricultural operations, and industries
     associated with the shipyards.

6.   The portion of San