November 17, 1999

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am writing to invite you to a public workshop being held to discuss 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 purpose of the workshop is to discuss concepts for the averaging compliance option and to discuss proposed changes to the SCM.  The meeting agenda is enclosed.  The proposed SCM will be mailed at least 10 days prior to the workshop, and will also be available on our website at:

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

  Tuesday, December 14, 1999
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Conference Room GB
South Coast Air Quality Management District 
   (SCAQMD) Headquarters
21865 E. Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, California  91765

At the September 8, 1999, workshop, a request was made for a discussion on how an averaging compliance option would work on a statewide basis.  At the workshop we will present an overview of the Alternative Control Plan which is an averaging provision in the ARB’s Consumer Product Program.  This will be followed by an open discussion of averaging concepts.  After the averaging discussion, proposed changes to the SCM will be presented for comment.

We are continuing to meet with interested parties to discuss individual concerns.  If you would like to comment on the SCM or schedule a meeting with us, please contact Mr. Jim Nyarady, Manager, Strategy Evaluation Section.  Mr. Nyarady’s telephone number  is (916) 322-8273 and his electronic mail address is

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. Kathy Spring at (916) 323-3485 by December 7, 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) 322-7072, or
Mr. Nyarady at (916) 322-8273.  


Janette Brooks, Chief
Air Quality Measures Branch
Stationary Source Division 


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

Air Resources Board
Architectural Coatings Workshop

Conference Room GB

SCAQMD Headquarters
21865 E. Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, California 91765
December 14, 1999
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Overview of Alternative Control Plan Averaging Provision
  3. Open Discussion on Averaging Provision
  4. Overview of Changes to SCM
  5. Comments on the SCM
  6. Adjourn

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