November 3, 1997

Dear Sir or Madam:

We invite you to join us on November 18 and 19, 1997, in

Sacramento, California for six consumer products meetings.

Please see Enclosure 1 for the agenda for the meetings and


Consumer Products Working Group Meeting

The meetings will begin on November 18 with the sixth

semi-annual meeting of the Consumer Products Working Group.

Staff of the Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Department of

Pesticide Regulation will present progress reports on

consumer products related activities.

Additional Categories Assessment

On the afternoon of November 18, ARB staff will discuss the

evaluation of additional consumer product categories. When

studying consumer product categories for inclusion in the

Mid-term Measures, it was determined there were additional

product categories which had emission reduction potential,

but that would require additional time and research in order

to propose standards. These categories include health benefit

products such as medicated astringents that have legal

requirements involving the Department of Health Services that

must be met before they can be regulated. The group also

includes soap products for which studies are being conducted

to determine if a portion of the volatile organic compounds

discharge to the sewer system and are biodegradable, and

100 percent solvent products such as paint thinner that could

be addressed with a reactivity based standard. This

presentation consists of an overview of our approach for these

product categories. Also, enclosed for your review are draft

data summaries for these additional product categories. Please

see Enclosure 2 for the draft data summaries.

Aerosol Coatings Meeting

Following the discussion of additional consumer product

categories, we will discuss progress and activities related

to the implementation of the aerosol coatings regulation.

First, we will discuss the aerosol coatings survey which

requests information on product sales, product formulations,

and reports on research and development efforts. Second, we

will discuss the activities and progress on our research

project to develop species profiles for aerosol coatings.

Third, we will discuss future schedules as well as future


Antiperspirants and Deodorants Workshop

At the June 26, 1997, Board hearing, we provided an update

on antiperspirant and deodorant manufacturers' progress in

meeting the January 1, 1999, standards. While manufacturers

are making good progress, we committed to also develop possible

alternatives to the current standards as a means to provide

flexibility. At the workshop on November 19, staff will be

discussing possible expansion of the Alternative Control Plan

to include antiperspirants and deodorants, and reactivity-based

approaches. A public workshop notice is included with this

letter as Enclosure 3.

Low Vapor Pressure-Volatile Organic Compounds Meeting

Following the workshop, we will discuss the activities

related to low vapor pressure volatile organic compounds

(LVP VOC) in consumer products. These activities will include

the formation of the LVP VOC working group.

Auto Wax and Polish Working Group

The second meeting of the Automotive Wax and Polish Working

Group (working group) will be held on the afternoon of

November 19. The working group will discuss the characteristics

of a "premium" wax or polish product, and methods of refining

the cost analysis performed for these products during the

Mid-term Measures.

The meetings and workshop will be held at the:

California Air Resources Board

2020 L Street

Board Hearing Room, Lower Level

Sacramento, California

Tuesday, November 18

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, November 19

8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We hope you will be able to join us for these events.

There is no need to notify us regarding your plans to attend.

However, persons with disabilities who require accommodation

are requested to contact Ms. Doris Rausch at (916) 327-1529

by November 4, 1997. A telecommunications device for the deaf

(TDD) is reachable at (916) 324-9531 for phones equipped with

a TDD device.

If you have any questions about this meeting announcement,

please call Ms. Janette Brooks, Manager, Implementation Section,

at (916) 322-9148.


Genevieve A. Shiroma, Chief

Air Quality Measures Branch


cc: Ms. Janette Brooks, Manager

Implementation Section

Stationary Source Division

Ms. Doris Rausch

Implementation Section

Stationary Source Division


Enclosure 1

Proposed Agenda

Consumer Products Working Group

California Air Resources Board

Board Hearing Room, Lower Level

2020 L Street

Sacramento, California

November 18 and 19, 1997

First Day:

8:30 Introductions (ARB, Stationary Source Division)

8:45 Update on Consumer Products Related Activities:

Status of State Implementation Plan (ARB, Office

of Air Quality and Transportation Planning)

Update on the Pesticide Element of the State

Implementation Plan (Department of Pesticide


Aerosol Coatings (ARB, Stationary Source Division)

Hairspray (ARB, Stationary Source Division):

- Hairspray Variance/Special Reporting


- Hairspray Credit Program

June 1998 Technical Assessment for:

- Personal Fragrance Products

- Crawling Bug Insecticide (ARB, Stationary

Source Division)

Industrial/Institutional Definitions (ARB,

Stationary Source Division)

Compliance Update (ARB, Compliance Division)

10:30 Break

10:45 Continuation of Update on Consumer Products Related


Alternative Control Plan Expansion (ARB, Stationary

Source Division)

Comprehensive Update to Consumer Products Inventory

(ARB, Stationary Source Division)

Mid-term Measures (ARB, Stationary Source Division)

Long-term Measures Update (ARB, Stationary Source


Research Contracts/Reactivity Committees (ARB,

Research Division)

Antiperspirant and Deodorant Regulatory Update

(ARB, Stationary Source Division)

Low Vapor Pressure Volatile Organic Compound

(LVP VOC) (ARB, Stationary Source Division and

Monitoring and Laboratory Division)

12:45 Lunch Break

2:00 Evaluation of Additional Product Categories

(ARB, Stationary Source Division):

- additional categories surveyed

3:30 Aerosol Coatings (ARB, Stationary Source Division)

4:30 Adjourn

Second Day:

8:30 Public Workshop to Discuss Alternative Compliance

Options for Antiperspirant and Deodorant

Manufacturers (ARB, Stationary Source Division)

10:30 Break

10:45 Low Vapor Pressure Volatile Organic Compound

(LVP VOC) Activities (ARB, Stationary Source

Division, Monitoring and Laboratory Division,

and Technical Support Division)

12:15 Lunch Break

1:30 Working Group on Automotive Wax, Polish, Sealant

or Glaze (ARB, Stationary Source Division)

3:30 Adjourn