March 10, 1999

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am writing to invite you to a public workshop being held to discuss draft results from the Air Resources Board's (ARB) 1998 Architectural Coatings Survey. The survey results summarize sales, emissions, and volatile organic compound (VOC) data for architectural coatings sold in California in 1996. The survey results are an important part of the ARB's and air pollution control districts' current effort to conduct a technical evaluation of architectural coatings. This evaluation also includes an assessment of the technological and economic feasibility of current or future VOC limits for various coating categories. The technical evaluation will form the basis of an update to the ARB's 1989 Suggested Control Measure for Architectural Coatings.

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

Date:             March 30, 1999
Time:            1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Location:      Conference Room GB
                     South Coast Air Quality Management District Headquarters
                     21865 E. Copley Drive
                     Diamond Bar, CA 91765

This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed please contact Ms. Jacqueline Wilson at (916) 322-6020 by March 23, 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.

We are holding the workshop at the South Coast District offices to coincide with the District's public consultation meeting on proposed amendments to its architectural coatings rule (Rule 1113), scheduled for March 31, 1999, at the District.

The purpose of our workshop is to solicit comments or questions on the draft survey results. The meeting agenda is enclosed. You may send written comments to Mr. Jim Nyarady, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, at the address shown above. The deadline for written comments is April 2, 1999.

If you would like a copy of the draft survey, please contact Mr. Nyarady at (916) 323-5184. If you have any questions about the workshop, you may contact me at (916) 322-6020.


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


cc: Mr. Jim Nyarady
      Staff Air Pollution Specialist
      Strategy Evaluation Section
      Criteria Pollutants Branch


Air Resources Board
Architectural Coatings Workshop

South Coast Air Quality Management District Headquarters
Conference Room GB
Diamond Bar, California

March 30, 1999
1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

1.    Introductions

2.    Overview of 1998 Architectural Coatings Survey Results

3.    Public Comments and Questions on the Survey Results

4.    Status of Suggested Control Measure Update

5.    Next Steps