arbcombo -- Solicitation of Alternatives for Analysis in the Alternative Diesel Fuel Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessment

ARB is inviting public input on alternatives to the regulatory
proposal for the Alternative Diesel Fuel (ADF) regulation. The
proposed regulation contains two main elements including: 1)
provisions for a legal pathway for commercialization of new
emerging diesel fuel alternatives, and 2) special provisions
governing biodiesel use as the first alternative diesel fuel.
ARB staff expects to propose a commercial pathway element that is
substantially similar to what is described in the October 2013
Initial Statement of Reasons, entitled, "Proposed Regulation on
the Commercialization of New Alternative Diesel Fuels"
(http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2013/adf2013/adf2013isor.pdf; see
pages 21-22). The provisions that ARB staff is planning to
propose to govern biodiesel use are described in the document
entitled, "Preliminary Rulemaking Proposal for Biodiesel use as
an Alternative Diesel Fuel," which is available at
http://www.arb.ca.gov/fuels/diesel/altdiesel/20140729ADF_SRIA_Proposal.pdf.


State rulemaking law supports public input in this ongoing ARB
process aimed toward an ADF rulemaking proposal for Board
consideration in 2015. As part of that process, ARB solicits
public input on alternative ADF approaches, including any
approach that may yield the same or greater benefits than those
associated with the proposed regulation, or that may achieve the
goals at lower cost. Alternative approaches submitted to ARB
will be considered as staff prepares a Standardized Regulatory
Impact Analysis (SRIA) as required by statutes 2011, chapter 496,
which amended Government Code section 11346.3 and other
provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act to require the
preparation of a SRIA when major regulations are proposed. Rules
implementing these requirements are found at title 1, sections
2000-2004 of the California Code of Regulations.

To submit an alternative for ARB to consider as it prepares its
SRIA (see
http://www.dof.ca.gov/research/economic_research_unit/SB617_regulation/view.php),
please ensure that your submission discusses the alternative's
ability to fulfill the purposes of the draft regulatory proposal
as ARB has presented it. To enable comparison of economic
impacts, please submit alternatives to the ADF regulation,
including alternatives to proposed requirements affecting
biodiesel blends. Alternatives may include alternatives to
proposed biodiesel use NOx mitigation requirements proposed by
staff. For such alternatives, please submit associated direct
costs, benefit information and sources, as well as projections of
production volume changes that may result from NOx mitigation of
biodiesel blends relative to current production volumes. Please
also submit a clear description of the basis for any cost
calculations.

ARB will consider all alternatives provided in deciding which
alternatives will be carried forward for more detailed analysis
as part of the rulemaking process.

The deadline for submission of alternatives relating to economic
impacts is Friday, August 15, 2014. Alternatives may be
submitted via email to Mr. Alexander (Lex) Mitchell, at
amitchel@arb.ca.gov.

The ADF rulemaking is an effort to develop a uniform framework
for standards, specifications, procedures and other requirements
applicable to various current and developmental alternative
diesel fuels.



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arbcombo -- Three Regulatory Notices for a Public Hearing on September 18, 2014

The California Air Resources Board is announcing a public Board
hearing for the following three regulatory items: Amendments to
the Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas
Emissions, Amendments to the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas
Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms, and Amendments
to the Cost of Implementation Fee Regulation.

Date: September 18, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m
Location: Cal/EPA Building
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

Directions: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EPABldg/location.htm

Webcast: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/?BDO=1

Interested members of the public may present comments orally or
in writing at the meeting and may provide comments by postal mail
or by electronic submittal before the meeting. The public
comment period for this regulatory action will begin on August 1,
2014. To be considered by the Board, written comments not
physically submitted at the meeting, must be submitted on or
after August 1, 2014, and received no later than 5:00 pm on
September 15, 2014, and must be addressed to the following:

Postal mail: Clerk of the Board, Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814

To make comments or view the hearing notices for each item please
go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php

1) Amendments to the Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of
Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

This notice and the associated regulatory materials can be
accessed from the Air Resources Board's website at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2014/ghg2014/ghg2014.htm

Inquiries concerning the substance of the proposed regulatory
action may be directed to the designated agency contact persons:
Mrs. Brieanne Aguila, Manager of ARB Climate Change Program Data
Section, Stationary Source Division, at (916) 324-0919, or Mr.
Patrick Gaffney, Staff, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916)
322-7303.

2) Amendments to the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions
and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms.

This notice and the associated regulatory materials can be
accessed from the Air Resources Board's website at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2014/capandtrade14/capandtrade14.htm

Inquiries concerning the substance of the proposed regulatory
action may be directed to the designated agency contact persons,
Ms. Rajinder Sahota, Chief of the Climate Change Program
Evaluation Branch, at (916) 323-8503, or Mr. Jason Gray, Manager
of the Climate Change Market Monitoring Section at (916)
324-3507.

3) Amendments to the Cost of Implementation Fee Regulation.

This notice and the associated regulatory materials can be
accessed from the Air Resources Board's website at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2014/feereg2014/feereg2014.htm

Inquiries concerning the substance of the proposed regulatory
action may be directed to the designated agency contact persons:
Mr. David Mallory, Manager of ARB Climate Change Policy Section,
Stationary Source Divisions, at (916) 445-8316, or Mrs. Trish
Johnson, Staff, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 445-3365.


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arbcombo -- Energy Efficiency & Co-Benefits Assessment for Large Industrial Sources Sector Public Reports will be available at noon July 30, 2014

The Air Resources Board's (ARB) Energy Efficiency Assessment
Public Reports — Oil & Gas/Minerals and Hydrogen will be
available at noon on July 30, 2014, on the following website:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/energyaudits/publicreports.htm

ARB staff has developed five separate Public Reports compiling
the information provided by the facilities subject to the Energy
Efficiency and Co-Benefit Assessment of Large Industrial
Facilities Regulation (EEA Regulation). The EEA Public Reports
provide a sector-wide and facility-specific summary of the energy
efficiency improvement projects identified by all of the
reporting facilities. In addition, information on the estimated
greenhouse gas, criteria pollutant, and toxics pollutant emission
reductions and costs, as reported by the facilities, is included.
The data presented in the reports are aggregated in a manner to
be consistent with the public disclosure requirements under
California Code of Regulations (CCR) §95610.

The release of the EEA Public Reports is Phase 1 of a multi-phase
program. More information on this multi-phase program is
provided on the website above. The Oil & Gas/Minerals and
Hydrogen Sector Public Reports, the next two of the five reports
to be released, will be available at the website above at noon on
Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The Refinery and Cement Sector Public
Reports were released on June 6, 2013 and August 26, 2013,
respectively, and are available on the EEA website provided
above. ARB staff held a stakeholder meeting on July 9, 2013, to
discuss the Refinery Sector Public Report. A stakeholder meeting
to discuss the remaining reports will be scheduled for later this
year.

For more information regarding this advisory or the EEA
Regulation, please visit our web site at
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/energyaudits/energyaudits.htm or contact
Ms. Cherie Rainforth at 916.327.7213, or via e-mail at
crainfor@arb.ca.gov

Background: On July 22, 2010, the Air Resources Board (ARB)
approved the Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefit Assessment of Large
Industrial Facilities (EEA Regulation). The regulation required
the largest industrial sources in California to conduct a
one-time assessment of fuel and energy consumption, and emissions
of greenhouse gas, criteria pollutants, and toxic air
contaminants. Affected facilities were also required to identify
potential improvements in equipment, processes, or systems that
could result in energy savings.


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arbcombo -- Enforcement action taken against air cleaner manufacturer

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has taken its first
enforcement action under the indoor air cleaner regulation and
has issued a $120,000 fine to a manufacturer. The regulation
requires that air cleaners manufactured, distributed, or sold in
California meet an ozone emission limit of 0.05 ppm and be
certified by ARB. The ARB news release regarding this
enforcement action is available at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/newsrelease.php?id=640. ARB's
webpage on the air cleaner regulation is available at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/aircleaners/aircleaners.htm.


In addition, ARB has updated its guidance document for the public
entitled, "Air Cleaning Devices for the Home: Frequently Asked
Questions," which is available at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/indoor/acdsumm.pdf. The document
provides information on filtration, the different types of air
cleaners, and how to select an appropriate air cleaner for one's
needs.

Questions regarding ARB's indoor air cleaner regulation can be
directed to Michael Gabor at (916) 445-0753 or by email at
mgabor@arb.ca.gov.

Regards,

Peggy Jenkins, Manager
Indoor Exposure Assessment Section




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