June 15, 1999


Dear Sir or 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 meeting serves two purposes:  (1) to receive comments on the second draft of the SCM, and (2) to receive comments on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) and Initial Study for a Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the SCM. 

Thus, this public workshop will also serve as a scoping meeting under the California Environmental Quality Act, to allow the public the opportunity to help the ARB identify the range of actions, alternatives, mitigation measures, and significant effects to be analyzed in the Draft Program EIR.  The Draft Program EIR will be circulated for public review and comment upon completion.  Responses to all comments received on the Draft Program EIR during the public comment period will be included in the Final Program EIR.

The meeting agenda and second draft of the proposed SCM changes are enclosed.   Additional changes to the SCM may be presented at the workshop.  The NOP has been sent to you under separate cover.  As mentioned in the NOP, if you would like a copy of the Initial Study,  you may access the ARB’s Internet site at http://www.arb.ca.gov/arch/arch.htm, or contact the ARB’s Public Information Office at the address above, or call the Public Information Office at (916) 322-2990. 

At our workshop on June 3, 1999, we presented the first draft of the proposed SCM. 
At that time we invited interested parties to meet with us individually to discuss concerns specific to your products.  You may also make written comments.  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 jnyarady@arb.ca.gov.  The deadline for written comments on the NOP and Initial Study is July 22, 1999.

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


  Thursday, July 1, 1999
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Air Resources Board
Board Hearing Room, Lower Level
2020 "L" Street
Sacramento, CA

 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 
June 24, 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 at (916) 322-8273 (email - jnyarady@arb.ca.gov).


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


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


Air Resources Board
Architectural Coatings Workshop/Scoping Meeting

2020 L Street
Sacramento, California

July 1, 1999

10:00   Welcome and Introductions

10:15   Overview of NOP and Initial Study

11:00   Overview of changes to the second draft of the SCM

12:00   Lunch

1:00    Comments on the NOP and Initial Study

2:00    Comments on the second draft of the SCM

4:00    Adjourn


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