NOTICE OF VARIANCE HEARING FOR 04/12/96

CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AN APPLICATION FOR A

VARIANCE FROM THE REGULATION FOR REDUCING VOLATILE ORGANIC

COMPOUND EMISSIONS FROM CONSUMER PRODUCTS

A public hearing will be conducted at the time and place noted

below to consider an application for a variance from the

regulation for reducing volatile organic compound emissions from

consumer products (the "consumer products regulation"; Title 17,

California Code of Regulations, sections 94507-94517). The

Executive Officer of the Air Resources Board, or his delegee,

will hear evidence on whether the granting of a variance is

appropriate.

DATE: April 12, 1996

TIME: 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Air Resources Board

2020 L Street

Lower Level, Board Hearing Room

Sacramento, California 95814

Section 94509(a) of the consumer products regulation specifies

volatile organic compound (VOC) standards for various categories

of consumer products. These standards include a 75 percent VOC

limit (by weight) for aerosol adhesives, which became effective

on January 1, 1995. In addition, section 94514 of the consumer

products regulation allows any person who cannot comply with the

requirements of section 94509, because of extraordinary reasons

beyond the person's reasonable control, to apply to the Executive

Officer for a variance. The criteria and procedures for granting

a variance are specified in section 94514.

The applicant listed below has applied for a variance under

section 94514.

3M Company

3M Corporate Product Responsibility

3M Center

St. Paul, Minnesota 55144-1000

The public hearing to consider the variance application will be

conducted in accordance with procedures set forth in section

94514 of the consumer products regulation. At the hearing, the

applicant will be asked to present evidence demonstrating that

the criteria for granting a variance have been met. Interested

members of the public will be allowed a reasonable opportunity to

testify at the hearing. All parties may, but need not be,

represented by counsel at the hearing. Subsequent to the

hearing, the Executive Officer shall determine whether, under

what conditions, and to what extent a variance is necessary and

will be permitted.

 

Copies of the consumer products regulation and variance

application may be obtained from the Public Information Office,

Air Resources Board, 2020 L Street, Sacramento, California

95814, (916) 322-2990, at least 30 days prior to the scheduled

hearing. Further inquiries regarding this matter should be

directed to Ms. Genevieve A. Shiroma, Chief, Air Quality Measures

Branch, Stationary Source Division, Air Resources Board, P.O. Box

2815, Sacramento, California 95812, (916) 322-7072.

CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD

 

 

 

Peter D. Venturini, Chief

Stationary Source Division

 

Date: February 26, 1996