Rulemaking Process

This page last reviewed August 13, 2012

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Once a substance is identified as a TAC, the ARB is required by law to determine if there is a need for controls.  For compounds with no threshold level, the California Health and Safety Code requires the development of control measures to reduce emissions to the lowest level achievable through use of best available control technology or a more effective control method.  All ARB control measures are developed in a public process that allows for participation by interested parties to ensure consideration of all relevant information.

Activity Summary

  • Office of Administrative Law approved the Final Regulation Order; April 18, 2008
  • Office of Administrative Law rulemaking file submittal; March 7, 2008
  • Public release of 15 Day Notice  (revised ATCM); January 31, 2008
  • Public Hearing; April 26, 2007
  • Public Workshop: March 20, 2007-Proposed Regulation Order Discussed 
  • Release of Staff Report and Proposed ATCM: March 9, 2007
  • Public Workshop: Oct 23, 2006 -Revised Draft Regulation Order Released
  • Public Workshop: June 20, 2006 -Revised Draft Regualtion Order Released
  • Stakeholder Meeting: May 2, 2006 - Draft Regulation Order Released
  • Stakeholder Meeting: June 2, 2005 - Draft Enforcement Plan Released
  • Stakeholder Meeting: October 5, 2004 - Regulatory Concept/Enforcement Program Presented
  • Meeting notice letter to interested stakeholders to discuss approach to ATCM
  • Stakeholder Meeting: August 4, 2004 - Results of survey
  • Meeting notice letter to interested stakeholders to discuss survey results - July 12, 2004
  • Product survey to manufacturers - March 14, 2003
  • Workgroup Meeting : November 14, 2001 - Discussion on Draft Survey
  • Governmental / Environmental Group Meeting : October 24, 2001 - General Meeting
  • Industry Group Meeting : September 20, 2001 - General Meeting
  • Meeting Notice Letter Mailed : September 12, 2001

For more information on the composite wood ATCM rulemaking file, please view the formal rulemaking process page.

For more information on meetings and workshops, please view Meetings/Workshops.

To read more about ARB's rulemaking process, please visit this page. Topics on this site will include who regulates air quality and why, how to get involved in the rulemaking process and steps taken during the hearing or meeting process.

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