February 20, 2001

Public Consultation Meeting to Discuss an
Asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measure for
Construction, Grading, Quarrying, and Surface Mining Operations


Dear Sir/Madam:

As you may be aware, the Air Resources Board (ARB) staff is developing an Asbestos Airborne Toxic Control Measure for emissions from construction, grading, quarrying, and surface mining operations. The purpose of this control measure is to minimize the release of naturally-occurring asbestos fibers from these operations. This control measure is scheduled to be considered by the Board at the June 28, 2001 public hearing.

Subsequent to the public consultation meeting on November 28, 2000, and in consideration of the comments received from the public and interested parties, ARB staff has developed a draft proposed regulation. This draft regulation will be available for review March 1, 2001, on the ARB's website at www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/asbestos/asbestos.htm. Alternately, a hardcopy may be obtained by calling Ms. Linda Keifer at (916) 323-4327. We are scheduling another public consultation meeting to discuss the draft proposed regulation.

The time and place for the public consultation meeting are as follows:


  Monday, March 12, 2001
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
California EPA Headquarters
Training 1 East
1001 I Street (10th & I)
Sacramento, California 95814

We invite your participation at the March 12, 2001, public consultation meeting. If you cannot attend the meeting and would like to provide comments, or if you have questions regarding this meeting, please call Ms. Carol McLaughlin of my staff at (916) 327-5636, or e-mail a message to jmclaugh@arb.ca.gov.

The meeting facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodations are needed, please contact Ms. Linda Keifer at (916) 323-4327 by March 2, 2001. Persons with hearing or speech impairments can contact us by using our Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (916) 342-9531, or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls from outside the Sacramento area.

Daniel E. Donohoue, Chief
Emissions Assessment Branch
Stationary Source Division


cc: Mr. Richard Boyd, Manager
Emissions Evaluation Section
Stationary Source Division
  Ms. Carol McLaughlin
Air Pollution Specialist
Process Evaluation Section
Stationary Source Division
  Ms. Linda Keifer
Emissions Assessment Branch
Stationary Source Division

The energy challenge facing California is real. Every Californian needs to take immediate action to reduce energy consumption. For a list of simple ways you can reduce demand and cut your energy costs, see our Website: http://www.arb.ca.gov.

California Environmental Protection Agency

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