State of California
AIR RESOURCES BOARD
State Office Building
455 Golden Gate Avenue, Room 1194
San Francisco, CA
May 9, 1974
74-10-1 Approval of Minutes of April 11, 1974 Meeting.
74-10-2 Consideration of Time Extensions for Open-Burning 1
at Waste Disposal Sites.
74-10-3 Control of Evaporative Emissions at Service 63
a. Technical Committee Report.
b. Consideration of Rules for Vapor Recovery at
74-10-4 Report on Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan. 93
74-10-5 Report on Local Permit Systems That Consider Air 106
74-10-6 Identification of Air Quality Maintenance Areas. 135
74-10-7 Report on Senate Constitutional Amendment SCA-15 150
Concerning Use of Motor Vehicle Funds (Proposition
74-10-8 Other Business -
a. Executive Session - Personnel and Litigation.
b. Board Committee Reports and Assignments.
c. Research Proposals.
74-10-9 Remarks from Audience - End of Morning and Afternoon
ITEM NO.: 74-10-2
Consideration of Request for the Extension of Open Burning at
Adopt Resolution 74-23, which grants additional time extensions
for open burning at the dump sites listed in "Exhibit A" based on
criteria set forth in Resolution 74-5 (attached).
In December, 1973, the Board granted time extensions for open
burning at 77 dump sites. Of the 77 dump sites, 33 are located
on federal lands which are under the jurisdiction of the U.S.
Forest Service (USFS) or Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The
BLM and USFS had requested, prior to the December meeting, that
no additional time extensions extending beyond July 1, 1974 be
granted for dump sites located on their land. Of the 33 sites
located on federal land only the Mineral dump site in Tehama
County is planned to be phased out prior to July 1, 1974. To
allow for detailed investigation of the sites located on federal
land, the Board reduced all time extension requests for dumps
located on federal land to July 1, 1974. The Board also directed
the staff to reevaluate the need to continue open burning on
these lands based on Board policy and to present recommendations
at the May Board meeting.
In addition, Sierra County is requesting additional time
extensions for open burning at two dump sites located on County
The requests and staff analyses are presented in the attached
ITEM NO.: 74-10-3a
Control of Evaporative Emissions at Service Stations - Technical
Committee Report on Vapor Recovery at Service Stations.
To be made by Technical Committee.
The ARB's Technical Committee has investigated the technological
feasibility of controlling hydrocarbon emissions at service
stations, and has reported its findings and recommendations. The
Committee found that it is technologically feasible to control
service station vapor emissions and recommends that hydrocarbon
vapors displaced during the filling of underground tanks at
service stations and the filling of vehicle fuel tanks can be
controlled by at least 90 percent.
Conclusions and recommendations of the Technical Committee are
given on pages 8-10 of the attached report.
ITEM NO.: 74-10-4
Status Report on Implementation of the State Air Pollution
Emergency Contingency Plan.
The Board approve the emergency regulations of ten air pollution
control districts for submittal to EPA as a component of the
Nineteen districts are required to establish rules and
regulations for prevention of air pollution emergencies. Ten
districts have adopted such regulations and have submitted them
to the Board for approval. The attached staff report discusses
briefly the salient features of these plans and presents the
status of the rules for the remaining districts. Copies of
adopted regulations are appended.
ATTACHMENTS: Emergency regulations submitted by ten districts.
Letter, Frank M. Covington to William Simmons,
dated April 8, 1974.
ITEM NO.: 74-10-5
Report on Local Permit Systems that Consider Ambient Air Quality.
At its April 11, 1974 meeting the Board instructed the staff to
schedule for the June meeting, a public hearing to amend those
air basins' air pollution control plans which do not include a
requirement that ambient air quality standards be considered in
the review of applications for authority to construct. It
appears it may be necessary to schedule such a hearing for the
North Coast Air Basin.
Attached is a staff report which summarizes the status of local
districts' permit rules that consider air quality.
ATTACHMENTS: 1. February 21, 1974 letters to the North Coast
and South Central Coast Air Basin
Coordinating Councils requesting basin plan
2. Letter from Northeast Plateau Air Basin
3. Letter and proposed rule from South Central
Coast Air Basin Coordinating Council.
4. Proposed Notice of Public Hearing for the Air
Resources Board's adoption of amendments to
the North Coast Air Basin's Air Pollution
Control Plan (Including proposed rule).
ITEM NO.: 74-10-6
Identification of Air Quality Maintenance Areas.
Schedule a public hearing for the June 13, 1974 Board meeting to
consider the adoption of recommendations to EPA on designation of
air quality maintenance areas (AQMAs).
Federal regulations require the states to identify before June
18, 1974, areas which may exceed any national ambient air quality
standards during the period from 1975 to 1985. EPA will consider
designating the areas so identified by the states as air quality
maintenance areas (AQMAs). After EPA designates the AQMAs, the
states will be required to develop plans to ensure the
maintenance of the standards in the AQMAs. This staff report
discusses the staff's analysis of the potential for standards
being exceeded in the State, and proposes areas to be recommended
to EPA as AQMAs.
ATTACHMENTS: 1. June 18, 1973 Federal Register which defines
EPA requirements for identifications of
2. April 19, 1974 letter from Paul DeFalco to
William Simmons concerning changes in EPA
ITEM NO.: 74-10-7
Proposition 5 on the June Ballot.
Adopt Resolution 74-32, Supporting Proposition 5.
Proposition 5 would amend Article XXVI of the California
Constitution to permit the motor vehicle fuel tax and vehicle
license taxes to be used for public mass transit guideways and
related fixed facilities, as well as for the mitigation of
environmental effects caused by public streets and highways and
by motor vehicle operation. At the present time Article XXVI
limits the use of revenues from such taxes to highway purposes