Release 98-70
November 9, 1998 
CONTACT:  Allan Hirsch
(916) 322-2990
Media Advisory

        SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will conduct a workshop to discuss a draft proposal on the limit of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for use in on-road motor vehicles on November 10, 1998 from 2:00-5:00 p.m.  The workshop will be held at:

                                                         Air Resources Board
                                                         2020 L Street
                                                         Lower Level Hearing Room

         On-road LPG vehicles use less than 10 percent of propane marketed in California and have a relatively small emissions impact for the on-road vehicle inventory.   Because the number of on-road LPG vehicles is so small, manufacturers will not be greatly affected by the loss of the market for the fuel, and therefore are not willing to aggressively invest in LPG reformulation to comply with 1992 LPG regulations.

        The workshop will discuss alternative specifications to LPG regulation which will be effective January 1, 1999.  LPG regulations were delayed due to unreliable fuel sources that can comply with the regulations set in 1992.  Unless alternative specifications are proposed, the 1992 LPG regulations will continue to be in effect.

        The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency.  ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.  The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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