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landfills -- Landfilled Rigid Poly Foam Insulation

Posted: 15 Jan 2008 09:35:56
The following is an invitation to landfill owners and operators,
waste management organizations, construction and demolition
contractors, and organizations in the solid waste industry, to
attend a California Air Resources Board (ARB) Climate Change
Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting, to discuss preliminary concepts to
reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from high Global Warming
Potential (GWP) Stationary Sources including "landfilled rigid
poly foam insulation found in refrigerators, freezers, and
buildings" .

Meeting Time and Place:

Friday, February 15, 2008,
from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at:

Cal-EPA Building
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814.

You have been invited because this measure may affect landfill
operators, construction and demolition contractors, and the
waste management industry.  The foam recovery and destruction
program  is an early action measure approved by ARB as part of
the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32).
 
Rigid poly insulating foams, including polyurethane,
polyisocyanurate, and XPS styrene boardstock manufactured prior
to 2005 contain very high GWP GHGs, including CFC-11 and
HCFC-141b, which, when landfilled, emit greenhouse gases into
the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. (The foam
recovery and destruction programs would not apply to fiberglass
insulation, which does not contain greenhouse gases.)

Emission reduction measures may affect the waste management of
disposed rigid poly insulating foams. At this time, the Air
Resources Board is seeking input and feedback from stakeholders.
 Please consider attending the February 15, 2008 meeting.

You have received this message because you are currently
subscribed to the Air Resources Board's climate change list
serve for "Landfill Methane Control Measure". If you wish to
subscribe to the Foam Recovery/Destruction e-mail list serve as
well, go to the ARB website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/cc.htm,
and link to "Join E-mail List", then join "Foam Recovery /
Destruction Program".

The Foam Recovery/Destruction Program will be one of six
early action measures discussed at this meeting, which covers
the
following stationary source high-GWP early action measures:

   Sulfur Hexafluoride Reductions from the Non-Electric Sector
   Alternative Suppressants in Fire Protection Systems
   Specifications for Commercial Refrigeration
   High-GWP Refrigerant Tracking, Reporting, and Recovery
Program
   Residential Refrigeration
   Foam Recovery/Destruction Program

For each of the above early action measures, staff will provide
an overview of the source category, and discuss potential
concepts for achieving emission reductions, as well as the
anticipated timelines for bringing a full proposal to the Board
for consideration.  A key objective of the meeting is to ensure
that all interested stakeholders have an opportunity to
participate throughout the process beginning with a discussion
of potential approaches for mitigation, identify additional
stakeholders that should be contacted, as well as identify
additional data sources that should be considered.

Additional meeting details can be found on our website at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/hgwpss/hgwpss.htm.

If you have any questions, please free to contact me.

Sincerely,
Glenn Gallagher

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Glenn Gallagher
Air Pollution Specialist
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy Section
Research Division
California Air Resources Board

Phone: (916) 327-8041
e-mail: ggallagh@arb.ca.gov

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