California Reformulated Gasoline Phase 3 Rulemaking

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California Reformulated Gasoline Phase 3 Amendments


RULEMAKING TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE CALIFORNIA
REFORMULATED GASOLINE REGULATIONS, INCLUDING A
DECEMBER 31, 2002 PROHIBITION OF USING MTBE
GASOLINE, ADOPTION OF PHASE 3 GASOLINE STANDARDS,
A PHASE 3 PREDICTIVE MODEL, AND OTHER CHANGES

(December 9, 1999 Hearing)


FINAL APPROVAL / OAL ACTION
The Phase 3 California Reformulated Gasoline (CaRFG3) regulations were approved by OAL on August 3, 2000, and were filed with the Secretary of State on the same date. They become operative on September 2, 2000. The regulations approved by OAL reflect a few nonsubstantial modifications to the version submitted to OAL June 26, 2000. These modifications are described in the memorandum listed below. A "Clean" version of the CaRFG regulations reflecting the CaRFG3 amendments has been posted on the California Gasoline Programs page.
  • Final Regulation Order, as filed with the Secretary of State August 3, 2000 (PDF - 265K)

  • August 3, 2000 Memorandum identifying modifications to the Final Regulation Order (PDF - 17K)

  • August 3, 2000 Supplement to the Final Statement of Reasons (PDF - 7K)             

ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL
  • Updated Informative Digest (PDF - 33K)

  • Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) (PDF - 319K)

  • Final Regulation Order (PDF - 217K)

  • Executive Order G-00-029 (PDF - 10K)

  • California Procedures for Evaluating Alternative Specifications for Phase 3 Reformulated Gasoline Using the California Predive Model (PDF -  85K)                   

HEARING ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTAL 15-DAY NOTICES
The following 15-Day Notice files were posted on this CaRFG3 rulemaking site on April 6, 2000. The 15-Day Notice with Attachments I, II, III and IV are being mailed to all commenters and to interested parties by the public availability date of April 7, 2000. The deadline for public comment on the proposed modifications is April 24. The final two files, containing the modified text of the complete 64-page "Proposed Regulation Order" (the regulations) and the incorporated 65-page California Procedures for evaluating Alternative Specifications for Phase 3 Reformulated gasoline using the "California Predictive Model" are not included in the mail-out package.
  • Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Supporting Documents and Information; April 24, 2000 Deadline for Public Comment (HTML) or (PDF - 7K)   

    • Attachment I - Resolution 99-39, Including Attachment B (Staff's Suggested Changes to the Original Regulatory Proposal, December 9, 1999) (PDF - 57K)

    • Attachment II - Proposed Modified Text of the CaRFG3 Amendments (PDF - 65K)

    • Attachment III - California Procedures for Evaluating Alternative Specifications for Phase 3 Reformulated Gasoline Using the California Predictive Model (PDF - 187K)

    • Attachment IV - Additional Supporting Documents and Information (PDF - 16K)

  • Proposed Regulation Order showing modifications to the original proposal. (PDF - 187K)

  • Proposed "California Procedures for Evaluating Alternative Specifications for Phase 3 Reformulated Gasoline Using the California Predictive Model" Showing Modifications to the Original Proposal (PDF - 223K)

  • Board Meeting Summary (HTML - 10K)

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIALS
  • Public Hearing Notice Also Available in (PDF - 55K)

  • Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons for Rulemaking (PDF - 927K)

    • Appendix A-1 - Proposed CaRFG3 Regulations (PDF - 192K)

    • Appendix A-2 - CaRFG3 Predictive Model Procedures Document (PDF - 207K)

    • Appendix B - Review of UC Report by ARB (PDF - 64K)

    • Appendix C - Executive Order D-5-99 (PDF - 201K)

    • Appendix D - CEC Time Table to Phase-Out MTBE (PDF - 94K)

    • Appendix E - Governor's Waiver Request and ARB Support Letters (PDF - 1,327K)

    • Appendix F - Analysis of CO Exceedances in the South Coast Air Basin (PDF - 10K)

    • Appendix G - Carbon Monoxide Credit Estimation (PDF - 28K)

    • Appendix H - Driveability Index Analysis (PDF - 9K)

    • Appendix I - Statistics in 1998 Gasoline Property Values and Limits (PDF - 17K)

    • Appendix J - Exhaust Emissions Models - Description and Derivation (PDF - 122K)

    • Appendix K - Evaporative Emission Models - Description and Derivation (PDF - 20K)

    • Appendix L - Reactivity of Gasoline Vehicle Emissions (PDF - 12K)

    • Appendix M - Off-Road Emissions (Inventory; Dependence on Oxygen and RVP) (PDF - 31K)

    • Appendix N - Effects of CaRFG3 on Greenhouse Gas Emissions (PDF - 20K)

    • Appendix O - Potential Economic Benefits of the Feinstein - Bilbray Bill (PDF - 1,508K)

    • Appendix P - CEC Report: Supply and Cost of Alternatives to MTBE in Gasoline (PDF - 272K)

INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY



Rulemaking Activity for 1999