July 16, 1998

Dear Sir or Madam:

At the time and place noted below, we will be conducting a public workshop on the proposed draft voluntary California Low Emissions and Reactivity (CLEAR) Regulation for Aerosol Coating Products. This workshop is being held in conjunction with the public workshop on the Feasibility Review of the 1999 Aerosol Coating Standards. We invite you to attend and welcome your participation at this workshop.

We will be holding the public workshop on Thursday, July 23, 1998, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Pacific time at the following location:

At the workshop we will be discussing changes to our original proposal that was presented on May 5, 1998. These changes are shown in strikeout and underline format in the enclosed revised draft proposed regulation. We also plan to discuss a proposal to include volatile organic compounds (VOCs) designated as "low reactive" in the calculation of both CLEAR Limits and product weighted maximum incremental reactivity (MIR). The "low reactive" VOCs include acetone and perchloroethylene. We will also discuss a proposal that all products in a coating category must either choose to comply with the mass-based limits or the CLEAR Limits as a method to ensure equivalency with the mass-based VOC limits. A proposal for addressing MIR value uncertainty, and proposals for establishing hydrocarbon solvent MIR values, and MIR values for VOCs with no published MIR value will also be discussed.

We look forward to your participation and comments at the workshop. There is no need to notify us regarding your plans to attend the workshop. However, persons with disabilities who require accommodation are requested to contact Ms. Doris Rausch, of my staff, at (916) 327-1529. 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 regarding the workshop, please contact Ms. Carla Takemoto, Manager, Technical Evaluation Section, at (916) 322-8283 or via e-mail at ctakemot@arb.ca.gov.


cc: Ms. Carla D. Takemoto
Manager, Technical Evaluation Section
Stationary Source Division

Ms. Doris Rausch
Air Quality Measures Branch
Stationary Source Division