August 19, 1999

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am writing to invite you to a public workshop being held to discuss draft proposed changes to the Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Suggested Control Measure for Architectural Coatings (SCM).  The SCM is the model rule upon which California air pollution control districts’ rules have been based. 

The date, time, and location of the meeting are as follows:

  Wednesday, September 8, 1999
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Conference Room GB
South Coast Air Quality Management District 
(SCAQMD) Headquarters
21865 E. Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, California 91765

The purpose of the meeting is to receive comments on the third draft of the SCM. The SCM and meeting agenda are enclosed. 

The modifications to the SCM reflect changes in our current focus and schedule.  The revised draft SCM now contains only the near-term limits (effective in 2002).  This will enable us to focus our limited resources on the issues related to achievement of the near-term limits statewide in the affected categories.  We intend to address the long-term limits following completion of this project.

The other important change in our strategy is our schedule.  Due to the need for more time to fully evaluate all data and concerns that have been raised, we are now planning on bringing the SCM to our Board for approval in April 2000.

We are continuing to meet with interested parties to discuss individual concerns.  Interested parties may still provide written comments on the SCM.  All comments and requests for meetings should be addressed to Mr. Jim Nyarady, Manager, Strategy Evaluation Section, at the address above.  Mr. Nyarady’s telephone number is (916) 322-8273 and his electronic mail address is 

Unfortunately, only one paint manufacturer to date has shared detailed testing information with us.  I strongly encourage individual paint manufacturers, resin manufacturers, and formulators to meet with us.  It is our desire to consider all available scientific information on currently available products, and products under development, prior to developing the final proposed SCM limits.

We look forward to your participation in this workshop.  There is no need to notify us regarding your plans to attend.  This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.  If accommodation is needed, please contact Ms. Jacqueline Wilson at (916) 322-6020 by September 1, 1999.  Persons with hearing or speech impairments can contact us by using our Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (916) 324-9531, or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls from outside the Sacramento area.

If you have any questions about the workshop, you may contact me at (916) 322-6020, or
Mr. Nyarady.


Dean C. Simeroth, Chief
Criteria Pollutants Branch
Stationary Source Division


cc:   Mr. Jim Nyarady, Manager
       Strategy Evaluation Section
       Criteria Pollutants Branch

Agenda Air Resources Board
Architectural Coatings Workshop
South Coast Air Quality Management District Headquarters
21865 E. Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, California

September 8, 1999
10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview of Changes to the ARB’s Strategy and Schedule
  • Overview of Changes to the Third Draft of the SCM
  • Comments on the Strategy and the Third Draft of the SCM
  • Adjourn

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