State of California
                      AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                  City Hall - Council Chambers
                     204 E. Lincoln Avenue
                          Anaheim, CA
                        January 3, 1973
                           9:30 a.m.


1.   Approval of Minutes of December 20, 1972 Meeting.

2.   Consideration of Proposed Regulations for Releasing
     Information to the Public.

3.   Report of the San Bernardino County APCD on the Status of
     Kaiser Steel's Emission Control Program.

4.   Consideration of the Report to the Legislature on the
     Feasibility of a Ringelmann No. 1 Standard, Statewide.

5.   Report on Public Utilities Commission Hearing on Proposed
     Combined Cycle Power Plants.

6.   Other Business.

7.   Remarks from the Audience.

8.   Adjournment.


After the meeting, the Board will meet in a workshop with its
staff to discuss:

     subjects for ARB workshops which will be held during the
     next 6 months;

     status of proposals for transportation control; and

     status of the Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan.

These discussions will be held in Suite A - Anaheim Hyatt House
Hotel, 1770 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, California.

Other than deciding on future workshops, no actions will be taken
by the ARB on the above items.


Regulations for making records available to the public.


Adopt Resolution 72-122.


The proposed regulations were discussed at a public hearing
during the December 6, 1972 Board meeting at Monterey.  At that
time, as a result of comments of the Attorney General and others,
the staff proposed changes to Section 91010 and 91022.

The changes were generally well-received, but because they
departed somewhat from the original staff proposal, the Board
held the record open for comments until December 22, 1972 (the
public hearing was closed).  A few written statements have been
submitted.  Western Oil and Gas Association, Phillips 66, and
Shell Oil Company approve of the changes.  The Tuberculosis and
Respiratory Disease Association of California characterizes them
as a "step backward", but no explanation is given other than a
reference to its December 6 statement.  The Sacramento Valley Air
Basin Coordinating Council prefers the amendments to the original
proposal, but would like to place less burden on persons
submitting confidential information.  With respect to this latter
comment, the staff believes such persons should be made to
justify their trade secret designations, so that nonmeritorious
claims are discouraged.

Shell Oil Company recommends that the disclosure procedures be
modified to make it clear that they cover existing ARB records as
well as records obtained from local air pollution control
districts.  The suggestion is well taken and Section 91022(a) has
been modified accordingly (the additions are underlined).  No
other changes have been made.

Copies of the Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association of
California, Shell Oil Company, and Sacramento Air Basin
Coordinating Council letters are attached.

The staff recommends the adoption of the regulations as proposed
today (Resolution 72-122).


Second report from the San Bernardino County Air Pollution
Control District describing actions taken to control emissions
from the Kaiser Steel Plant pursuant to the Air Resources Board's
recommendations and action under Section 39054 of the Health and
Safety Code.


What further action should the Air Resources Board take?


The Board should acknowledge receipt of the District's report and
continue to follow up on further actions taken by the District
regarding the Board's recommendations.


Draft of Report to the Legislature on the desirability and
feasibility of a statewide Ringelmann No. 1 standard.


The draft is enclosed for Board review, comment, and approval.


1.   In 1970, the Legislature enacted AB 85 which directs the
     Board to submit a report before December 31, 1972 on the
     feasibility and desirability of a statewide Ringelmann No. 1

2.   The Bill further states that if the Board recommends the
     adoption of any specific standards or methods, the report
     shall contain proposal for implementation of its
     recommendation, including the estimated cost.

3.   In the draft, the staff concluded that a Ringelmann No. 1
     standard need not be make applicable statewide by the
     legislature because:

     a.   By January 1, 1974, a Ringelmann No. 1 standard will be
          in effect in areas covering ninety percent of the
          state's population as a result of adoption by local
          control districts.

     b.   In the rest of the state, the standard will continue to
          be Ringelmann No. 2.  In these areas, sources that
          provide for controls to meet a Ringelmann No. 2 will
          generally meet a Ringelmann No. 1.  Sources that cannot
          meet a Ringelmann No. 2 will not meet a Ringelmann No.

     c.   If a Ringelmann No. 1 proves necessary for any areas,
          local control districts have authority to adopt the

4.   Although it does not recommend a statewide Ringelmann No. 1
     standard, the draft contains estimates of cost if Ringelmann
     1 standard is to be met in the areas where such standard has
     not been adopted.

5.   A first draft of the report was made available to the
     Emission and Control Committee on December 20, 1972.  the
     Committee has reviewed the first draft and subsequent
     revisions, and will make its recommendation to the board at
     this meeting.