Dear Sir or Madam:

On April 5, Air Resources Board (ARB) staff will be conducting a public workshop on possible amendments to the Alternative Control Plan (ACP) regulation (Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Sections 94540-94555). The ACP regulation provides an alternative market-based method to comply with the volatile organic compound (VOC) standards for consumer products and aerosol coating products. The ACP regulation is an emissions averaging program or "bubble" which ensures that the total VOC emissions from products selected by participating manufacturers do not exceed the emission level that would occur if the products were reformulated to meet the limits in the consumer products regulation. The ACP regulation provides a high degree of flexibility while preserving the emission reductions achieved with the existing consumer products regulation.

At the workshop, we will be presenting draft regulatory language to amend the ACP regulation. We intend to have the draft amendments to the ACP regulation available at two weeks before the workshop. If you would like to receive a copy of the draft amendments by mail, please contact Stella Ling-Taylor prior to March 22, 2001. During the workshop, we will discuss the amendments, obtain comments and feedback on the language and solicit additional suggestions. Teleconferencing will be available for the workshop. Please check the above website for call-in information.

The workshop will be held at the time and location as shown below:

  Date: April 5, 2001
  Time: 10:00 a.m.
  Location: California Air Resources Board
    1001 I Street
    5th Floor Conference Room 550
    Sacramento, California

Sir or Madam

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We welcome your participation in the development of amendments to the ACP regulation. If you have any questions regarding the public workshop or the proposed changes, please contact Mr. Steve Giorgi, Manager, Implementation Section, at (916) 322-9148 or Ms. Stella Ling-Taylor at (916) 322-5911. This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, please contact Ms. Linda Keifer at (916) 327-1505 by March 29, 2001. Persons with hearing or speech impairments can contact us by using our Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (916) 324-9431, or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls from outside the Sacramento area.




Janette Brooks, Chief

Air Quality Measures Branch


cc:   Mr. Steve Giorgi
    Manager, Implementation Section
    Stationary Source Division
    Ms. Stella Ling-Taylor
    Implementation Section
    Stationary Source Division


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