State of California

State Personnel Board Building
801 Capitol Mall, Room 150
Sacramento, CA

April 28, 1976
10:00 a.m.



76-8-1 Approval of the Minutes of the March 30 and
March 31, 1976 Board Meetings.

76-8-2 Public Hearing - Proposed Changes to the 1
Regulations Regarding Exhaust Emission Standards
for 1978 Model Passenger Cars.

76-8-3 Public Hearing - Amendments to the California 13
Air Pollution Emergency Plan.

76-8-4 Other Business -
a. Executive Session
b. Research Projects

ITEM NO.: 76-8-2

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Changes to the Regulations
Regarding Exhaust Emission Standards for 1978 Model Passenger


Adopt Resolution 76-19.


At its March, 1975 meeting the Board adopted exhaust emission
standards of 0.41 gm/mi hydrocarbons, 9.0 gm/mi carbon monoxide,
and 1.5 gm/mi oxides of nitrogen for 1977 model passenger cars.
Recent data indicate that, if anything, the standards are less
expensive and more cost-effective than originally projected. The
staff recommends that the Board apply these same standards to
1978 passenger cars.

ITEM NO.: 76-8-3

Public Hearing - Amendments to the California Air Pollution
Emergency Plan.


Adopt Resolution 76-20, thereby incorporating the following
changes in the California Air Pollution Emergency Plan:

1. Establish a regulatory control concentration for airborne
particulate sulfates of 25 ug/m3 for a 24-hour average,
applicable in the South Coast Air Basin, the San Francisco
Bay Area Air Basin and the San Diego Air Basin.

2. Extend the applicability of the Plan to the Southeast Desert
Air Basin portions of the Southern California Air Pollution
Control District.

3. Add appendices to the Plan describing health protection
measures for carbon monoxide and sulfur oxide episodes.

4. Update the Plan to establish conformity with administrative
orders and revisions.


The California Air Pollution Emergency Plan provides a basis for
taking action to warn the public when adverse air quality is
anticipated and it establishes a mechanism for prevention or
abatement of such episodes. The Plan needs to be reviewed and
revised regularly to reflect new information regarding health
hazards, changes in air quality and abatement methods. Revisions
are presently proposed to include airborne sulfates as a
pollutant for which control actions are required at a certain
level, extend the areas included under the Plan and to append
health protective measures for additional pollutants.