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sf6elec -- Rescheduled: SF6 From Gas Insulated Switchgear Working Group Meeting

Posted: 08 Aug 2011 12:00:55
The August 11, 2011, Sulfur Hexafloride (SF6) from Gas Insulated
Switchgear (GIS) working group meeting has been canceled and is
rescheduled for August 23, 2011. Air Resources Board (ARB) staff
will be hosting the SF6 working group meeting on Tuesday, August
23, 2011, at the Cal/EPA building in Sacramento.   The purpose of
the working group meeting will be to discuss any issues or
concerns that GIS owners and operators may have with implementing
the recently adopted Regulation for Reducing Sulfur Hexafluoride
Emissions from Gas Insulated Switchgear (Regulation).   
 
Further details on the working group meeting can be found at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/sf6elec/sf6elec.htm. 
 
If you have any questions regarding this working group meeting or
the Regulation, please contact David Mehl, Energy Section
Manager, at (916) 323-1491 or dmehl@arb.ca.gov; or   Tom Pomales,
Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 324-0343 or
tpomales@arb.ca.gov.  
 
Background
 
The Regulation requires owners of GIS equipment to reduce
emissions of SF6.  The Regulation sets a limit of a 10 percent
SF6 emission rate in 2011.  Thereafter, the SF6 emission rate is
reduced one percent per year until 2020, whereat the SF6 emission
rate is one percent.
 
On February 2, 2011, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL)
approved sections 95350, 95351, 95352, 95353, 95354, 95355,
95357, 95358 and 95359 of the Regulation.  OAL also filed the
Regulation with the Secretary of State on February 2, 2011, and
made the Regulation effective on this same date.  On June 27,
2011, section 95356 of the Regulation became effective as OAL
approved this section and filed it with the Secretary of State.

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