November 6, 1997

Dear Sir/Madam:

This letter is to inform you of a workshop to be held as a part of the Air Resources Board's (ARB) compliance with Governor Wilson's Executive Order W-144-97, item 2, "Sunset Review of Regulations"(enclosed).

The purpose for the workshop is to solicit comments on the need to modify or rescind the ARB's regulations for motor vehicle gasoline that are identified below. At this time, the staff is not proposing to modify or rescind these regulations.

The workshop will be held at:


Date & Time

Board Hearing Room
Lower Level
2020 L Street
Sacramento, CA
December 11, 1997
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Under consideration at this workshop are the following regulations contained in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations:

Section 2253.4
Section 2254
Section 2257
Section 2259
Lead in Gasoline (also regulates phosphorus)
Manganese Additive Content
Required Additives in Gasoline
Exemptions for Motor Vehicle Fuels Used in Test Programs

Copies of the regulations are enclosed. The regulations are also available on the ARB web site at

Questions related to the regulations for required additives and for exemptions for motor vehicle fuels may be directed to Mr. Gary Yee, Manager of the Industrial Section, at (916) 327-5986. Questions related to the other regulations for lead in gasoline and for manganese additive content may be directed to Mr. Richard Vincent, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 327-5977.


cc: Gary Yee
Richard Vincent



December 11, 1997

9:30 am to 12:30 pm


Opening and Introduction

Open discussions:

1. Prohibition on addition of lead; limit on lead content.


Executive Order W-144-97


2. Sunset Review of Regulations

Beginning with the 1997 Annual Rulemaking Calendar, all state agencies shall establish a schedule to complete a sunset review of all existing regulations by 1999. This review shall include the following provisions:

In completing the 1997 - 1999 regulatory sunset review, each agency shall identify sufficient efficiencies and cost reductions to meet a goal of reducing the total compliance cost--including fees--paid by business, local government, and the public by 5 percent per year. In calculating the projected compliance and reductions, agencies may include cost efficiencies achieved as a result of actions taken in accordance with Executive Order W-131-96.

1997-98 Reformulated Gas & Related Issues Activity