State of California
                            AIR RESOURCES BOARD
                       Resources Building Auditorium
                            1416 Ninth Street
                              Sacramento, CA
                             November 13, 1973
                                9:30 a.m.

73-25-1   Approval of Minutes of October 16, 1973 Meeting.

73-25-2   Consideration of Air Pollution Emergency Contingency

73-25-3   Public Hearing - Yolo-Solano APCD Enforcement
          Activities with Respect to Rice Drying and milling

73-25-4   Consideration of Report on Kraft Pulp Mill Emissions in

73-25-5   Public Hearing - State Implementation Plan Revision to
          Provide Complex Sources Review Procedures.

73-25-6   Other Business -
          a.   Status Report - Uniform Regulations for Control of
               NOx Emissions from Power Plants in the South Coast
               Air Basin.
          b.   Status Report - Southern California Edison's
               Huntington Beach Plant.
          c.   Revision 4 to the State Implementation Plan -
               Proposed Hearing Notice.

73-25-7   Remarks from Audience - End of Morning and Afternoon

                        ITEM NO.:  73-25-2

Consideration of Proposed State Air Pollution Emergency
Contingency Plan.


The Board approve Resolution No. 73-49, thereby adopting the Air
Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan.


The proposed Air Pollution Emergency Contingency Plan, (attached)
has been developed pursuant to Executive Order R-35-71 and the
Office of Emergency Services' Administrative Order No. 72-3, and
as required by the Federal regulations for the Preparation,
Adoption and Submittal of the Implementation Plan for Achieving
and Maintaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards,
Section 51.16, Part 51, CFR.

A public hearing for consideration of the Plan was held on
September 18, 1973.  The proposed Plan was reviewed and modified
by the Board on October 16, 1973.  As instructed by the Board,
copies of the modified proposed plan were sent to the air
pollution control districts and coordinating councils for

                        ITEM NO.:  73-25-3

Public Hearing - Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control District
Enforcement Activities with Respect to Rice Drying and Milling


Accept the district report; no further Board action at this time. 
Instruct the Executive Officer to follow the progress of the
District action and report on the progress in July, 1974.


Recent ambient air quality data developed by the staff and public
complaints and inquiries, indicate a problem with emissions from
rice drying and milling operations in West Sacramento, which is
in the jurisdiction of Yolo-Solano Air Pollution Control

The hearing is to consider whether or not the Rice Growers
Association (RGA) and Rice Mills Products (RMP) are in compliance
with applicable rules and regulations of the District and whether
or not the District has taken reasonable actions to enforce its
regulation if the sources were not in compliance.

In October 1971, the board first received a complaint about dust
emissions from the RGA in West Sacramento.  In July and November
1972, complaints of emissions from RGA were again received.  On
November 30, 1972, the Executive Officer, after investigation,
exercised his authority under Section 39054 of the Health and
Safety Code and requested from the Chairman of the Yolo-Solano
Air Pollution Control Board a report of actions taken by the
district to solve the problem of emissions from RGA and an
adjacent facility, RMP.  The District Board replied on December
26, 1972, listing the actions taken and those that were planned. 
In October 1973, the staff received numerous complaints regarding
emissions from RGA.  As a result, the staff met with District and
company officials on October 11, 1973 to discuss actions to be
taken to solve the problem.  The information presented at this
meeting indicated that the problem may not be solved before the
next harvesting season.  Upon the findings, the Executive Officer
scheduled this hearing.  The District, companies and interested
citizens have been notified.

Since the time of the notice of public hearing the District has
taken additional steps which appear adequate to solve the
problem.  If these steps are implemented as planned, the problem
should be solved before the next season.

A report from the District outlining the action it has taken and
a ARB staff report are attached.  Representatives of the District
are here to answer any questions.  Residents from West Sacramento
submitted a petition requesting that the Rice Growers Association
by apprised of the pollution in the area (a copy of the petition
is attached).

At the close of the hearing, the Board, upon appropriate
findings, may pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 39274,
take appropriate legal action to enforce the local air pollution
control plan, including the emission standards and enforcement
procedures therein and may take any action the District is
authorized to take.

The Board may also find that the District has taken and will take
reasonable steps to control this problem.  If this finding is
made no further Board action is required.

                        ITEM NO.:  73-25-4

Consideration of Staff Report on Kraft Pulp Mill Emissions.


Instruct the Executive Officer to transmit to the appropriate Air
Pollution Control Districts the recommendations in the report.


At the October 16, 1973, Air Resources Board meeting in San
Diego, the board reviewed a draft report "Kraft Pulp Mill
Emissions in California," and directed the staff to distribute
copies of the finished report to the districts where pulp mills
are located, to the pulp mills, and to interested citizens.  The
reports were mailed October 24, 1973.  The districts were asked
for their views on the recommendations discussed in the report
and for any alternate approaches to the problem of pulp mill
emissions which they may be considering (see attached letter). 
(Copies of the report were sent to Board members on October 29,

In the study, the staff evaluated the current programs to control
odor emissions from the four pulp mills in California: 
Fibreboard Corporation at Antioch, Simpson Lee Paper Company at
Anderson, Crown Simpson Pulp Company and Louisiana-Pacific
Corporation both on the Samoa Peninsula in Humboldt County.  A
survey of the regulations of other states to reduce odor
emissions was also conducted.

To date, no written comments have been received.

The following individuals phoned and indicated that they would be
here to offer their comments:

Mr. Charles P. Sassenrath
Air Pollution Director
Humboldt County APCD

Mr. Dale Watson
Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer
Shasta County APCD

Mr. Milton Feldstein
Deputy air Pollution Control Officer
Bay Area APCD

Dr. C. Edward Taylor
Corporate Manager Environmental Control
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

Dr. Herman R. Amberg
Director, Environmental Services
Crown Zellerback Corporation

Mr. T.E. Reinhardt
Operations Manager, Shasta Mill
Simpson Lee Paper Company

Mr. Water Simon
Manager, Water Resources
  and Effluent Control
Fibreboard Corporation

Mr. William Coyle
Eureka, California

                        ITEM NO.:  73-25-5

Public Hearing - State Implementation Plan Revision to Provide
for Complex Source Review Procedures.


Defer decision until after EPA's Hearing in late November.  This
will also provide more time for local authorities to develop
their programs and regulations.


The following staff report provides information pertinent to the
proposed program for reviewing and regulating complex sources of
air pollution.

I.   Proposal - summary of comments received regarding the
     proposal, and a discussion of suggested changes to the
     proposal (A copy of the proposal with the suggested changes
     is attached).

II.  Discussion of the Proposal.

III. Discussion of EPA's Proposed Regulations (A copy of EPA's
     proposed regulations is attached).

IV.  Recommendation.

               EPA Proposed Regulations
               Written Comments

                       ITEM NO.:  73-25-6a

Status Report on uniform regulations for control of NOx emissions
from power plants in the South Coast Air Basin.


In view of the South Coast Air Basin Coordinating Council's
report and the staff analysis, it is recommended that no further
action be taken in this matter.


As instructed by the Board on July 17, 1973, the Executive
Officer wrote Mr. Ralph R. Bennett, Chairman of the South Coast
Air Basin Coordinating Council (SCABCC), and inquired about the
action the Council intended to take on the matter of uniform
rules for oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions throughout the Air
Basin and extending the rules to apply to smaller stationary
sources.  Mr. Bennett was informed also of the Board's intention
to act if the coordinating council did not intend to act.  A copy
of this letter is attached.

Mr. Ralph Bennett responded for the Coordinating Council on
August 25, 1973.  This matter was not brought to the Board's
attention at the September or October meeting because of the
crowded agendas.

In his letter (a copy attached), Mr. Bennett stated:

1.   SCAB already has a uniform rule for sources larger than 2150
     million BTU/Hr. Heat input, with individual district rules
     covering lower heat input sources because of these
     district's special needs.

2.   The maximum reduction of NOx emissions brought about by
     extending the rules to smaller sources would be 10 tons per
     day at a cost for retrofitting power plants of $31 million,
     or about $3 million per ton reduction.  This is compared
     with a cost of controlling NOx from motor vehicles of $1,470
     per ton.

The staff analysis indicates agreement with SCABCC that
retrofitting power plants would achieve a maximum reduction of
NOx emissions of about 10 tons per day at a cost of about $3
million per ton.  However, it indicates the following for motor

1.   Assuming for used motor vehicles a device cost of $35, a
     reduction of NOx emissions of 2 to 3 grams per mile, and an
     average mileage per vehicle of 25 miles per day, the cost is
     calculated as $400,000 to $600,000 per ton per day of NOx

2.   Assuming for new motor vehicles a device cost of about $50,
     with the same NOx reduction and mileage as for used
     vehicles, the cost is calculated as $600,000 to $900,000 per
     ton per day of NOx reduction.