NORTH COAST UNIFIED AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

SECTION 1
AIRBORNE TOXIC CONTROL MEASURE
FOR BENZENE EMISSIONS FROM RETAIL SERVICE STATIONS

RULE 1-110 - PURPOSE

On January 25, 1985, pursuant to Section 39662 of the Health and Safety Code, the Air Resources Board (ARB) identified benzene as a toxic air contaminant for which there is not sufficient available scientific evidence to support the identification of a threshold exposure level below which no significant adverse health effects are anticipated (see Title 17, California Administrative Code, Section 93000). This airborne toxic control measure will reduce benzene emissions from retail service stations and resulting cancer risk and cancer incidence to the lowest level achievable through application of best available control technology at stations subject to this measure.