Toxic Air Contaminant Identification Reports
Assembly Bill 1807 (AB 1807) (Stats. 1983, Ch. 1047; Health and Safety Code section 39650 et seq., Food and Agriculture Code Section 14021 et seq.), enacted in September 1983, sets forth a procedure for the identification and control of toxic air contaminants (TAC) in California. AB 1807 defines a TAC as an air pollutant which may cause or contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious illness, or which may pose a present or potential hazard to human health (Health and Safety Code Section 39655a).
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is responsible for the identification and control of TACs, except in their pesticidal use. The Department of Pesticide Regulation is responsible for the regulation of TACs in their pesticidal use. CARB prepares identification reports on candidate substances under consideration for listing as TACs. The reports and summaries below describe the uses of and the extent of emissions in California that result in public exposure, together with the substance’s potential health effects.