State of California AIR RESOURCES BOARD Resources Building Auditorium 1416 Ninth Street Sacramento, CA October 25, 1972 10:00 a.m. AGENDA 1. Approval of Minutes of October 11, 1972 Meeting. 2. Discussion of Proposed Installation Schedule for NOx Devices on 1966-70 Model Year Vehicles. 3. Preliminary Consideration of Exemptions of 1966-70 Model Vehicles from Required NOx Control Devices. 4. Consideration of Assembly-Line Test Results for 1972 Model Year Vehicles. 5. Discussion of Proposed Revision to Assembly-Line Test Procedures. 6. Summary of New Car Approvals (Since September 1, 1972). 7. Discussion of Running Production Changes for New Vehicles. 8. Status Report on Vacuum Spark Advance Disconnect Studies in Progress. 9. Hearing on Emergency Regulation for Administration of Air Pollution Subvention Program. 10. Consideration of ARB's Position Regarding EPA's proposal on California's Implementation Plan. 11. Other Business. 12. Remarks from the Audience. ITEM Installation Schedule for NOx Control Device on 1966-70 Model Year Vehicles. RECOMMENDATION None. SUMMARY The Inter-Agency Enforcement Committee met October 22 and developed a proposed installation schedule. A copy of the Committee Chairman's report is attached. A second meeting of this committee to re-consider the proposed schedule will be held October 20, 1972. ITEM Preliminary Consideration of Exemptions of 1966-70 Model Vehicles from Required NOx Control Device. RECOMMENDATION None. SUMMARY This is an informational report concerning the exemption of certain vehicles from the required NOx control device. Factors being considered are included in the attached Staff Report. A more detailed report and specific recommendations will be made at a future Board meeting. ISSUE Assembly-line tests reports for 1972 model vehicles show some non-conformity. RECOMMENDATION Non-conforming manufacturers were notified to appear before the Board for discussion of remedial measures. SUMMARY Tables I, II and III of the attached Staff Report show those manufacturers that did not test an adequate sample of production vehicles and/or had more than 10% of the quality audit sample exceed the approval standard for a given compound. ITEM Proposed Revisions to Assembly-Line Test Procedures. RECOMMENDATION None. SUMMARY This is an informational item. It is intended to correct deficiencies in the current assembly-line test procedures. A notice of public hearing and proposed revisions are attached. The public hearing will be held at the November 21, 1972, Air Resources Board meeting. At that time the staff will present its recommendations. ITEM 1973 Model Year New Car Approvals. RECOMMENDATION None. SUMMARY This is an informational report concerning new car approvals. Those approvals granted by the Executive Officer and special features noted by the Staff during the evaluation of the manufacturer's applications for approvals are listed in the attached Staff Report. ITEM Requests for Changes to Production Vehicles. RECOMMENDATION None. SUMMARY This is an informational report concerning changes to production vehicles. Emission control systems for those vehicles have previously been approved by the Board. The production changes may result in increased emissions. A brief description of the approval process and change requests submitted to date are included in the attached Staff Report. ITEM EPA's Proposed Regulations concerning the State Implementation Plan. ISSUE What should be the Air Resources Board's position regarding EPA's proposal? RECOMMENDATION The Air Resources Board accept and endorse the recommendations of the staff on specific items discussed below. The Board's acceptance and endorsement will be the basis of the staff's presentation at the EPA hearings. AGENDA ITEM 11 TO BE PRESENTED AT BOARD MEETING.