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File #: 20-1038    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/3/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/25/2020 Final action: 8/25/2020
Title: Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 131-2020, approving proposed amendments to Rule 215 Architectural Coatings; and 2) Direct staff to forward the rule to the California Air Resources Board for transmittal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to the State Implementation Plan. FUNDING: None required.
Attachments: 1. A - Counsel Approval, 8-25-20, 2. B - BOD Resolution, Rule 215, 8-25-20, 3. C - Staff Report, Proposed Rule 215, 8-25-20, 4. D - Rule 215 - Architectural Coatings, Markup, 8-25-20, 5. E - Rule 215 - Architectural Coatings, Clean Copy, 8-25-20, 6. F - CEQA NOE Rule 215, 8-25-20, 7. G - Mailed Noticing List & Proof of Publication, 8-25-20, 8. H - Public Comment - American Coatings Association, 9. Executed Resolution 131-2020
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Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 131-2020, approving proposed amendments to Rule 215 Architectural Coatings; and
2) Direct staff to forward the rule to the California Air Resources Board for transmittal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to the State Implementation Plan.

FUNDING: None required.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
El Dorado County is in "nonattainment" of the federal 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Rule 215 limits the emissions of ozone precursor VOCs from the use of architectural coatings (paints). The rule applies to anyone who supplies, manufactures, blends, repackages, sells, offers for sale, applies, or solicits the application of any architectural coating for use in the District (i.e., all of El Dorado County).

On 6/20/17, the Board adopted amendments to Rule 215 Architectural Coatings which lowered the allowable content of VOCs in architectural coatings sold in El Dorado County to levels consistent with the Suggested Control Measure (SCM) adopted by CARB in 2007. Prior to Board adoption, the draft amendments were reviewed and tentatively approved by CARB and EPA staff. After Board adoption and submittal to CARB, the amended version was reviewed by EPA legal staff. EPA legal staff found slight language differences between the 2007 SCM and the amended Rule 215.

EPA Region IX staff have asked AQMD staff to revise Rule 215 to more closely align it with the 2007 SCM language. If adopted by the Board, the proposed new revised draft Rule 215 will not result in any new requirements for El Dorado County sources.

The amended Rule 215 adopted by the Board on 6/20/17, contained sell by dates that have since expired and category definitions that are no longer applicable. Those items have been deleted. The amendments correct errors in the amended version of Rule...

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