California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) 

Climate Change Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting

Date: January 15, 2008

To: All LEAs

This all LEA e-mail was sent on behalf of the LEA Training and Health and Safety Branch of the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) and the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy Section of the Air Resources Board (ARB).

The following is an invitation to landfill owners and operators, waste management organizations, construction and demolition contractors, and organizations in the solid waste industry, to attend a California Air Resources Board (ARB) Climate Change Stakeholder Kickoff Meeting, to discuss preliminary concepts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from high global warming potential (GWP) stationary sources including " landfilled rigid poly foam insulation found in refrigerators, freezers, and buildings".

Meeting Time and Place:

Friday, February 15, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cal-EPA Building
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

You have been invited because this measure may affect landfill operators, construction and demolition contractors, and the waste management industry.

The foam recovery and destruction program is an early action measure approved by ARB as part of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). Rigid poly insulating foams, including polyurethane, polyisocyanurate, and XPS styrene boardstock manufactured prior to 2005 contain very high GWP GHGs, including CFC-11 and HCFC-141b, which, when landfilled, emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, contributing to global warming. (The foam recovery and destruction programs would not apply to fiberglass insulation, which does not contain greenhouse gases.)

Emission reduction measures may affect the waste management of disposed rigid poly insulating foams. At this time, the ARB is seeking input and feedback from stakeholders. Please consider attending the February 15, 2008 meeting.

You have received this message because you are on CIWMB's e-mail list serve for LEAs. If you wish to subscribe to the ARB Foam Recovery/Destruction e-mail list serve as well, go to the ARB website and link to "Join E-mail List", then join "Foam Recovery/Destruction Program".

The Foam Recovery/Destruction Program will be one of six early action measures discussed at this meeting, which covers the following stationary source high-GWP early action measures:

  • Sulfur Hexafluoride Reductions from the Non-Electric Sector
  • Alternative Suppressants in Fire Protection Systems
  • Specifications for Commercial Refrigeration
  • High-GWP Refrigerant Tracking, Reporting, and Recovery Program
  • Residential Refrigeration
  • Foam Recovery/Destruction Program

For each of the above early action measures, staff will provide an overview of the source category, and discuss potential concepts for achieving emission reductions, as well as the anticipated timelines for bringing a full proposal to the Board for consideration. A key objective of the meeting is to ensure that all interested stakeholders have an opportunity to participate throughout the process beginning with a discussion of potential approaches for mitigation, identify additional stakeholders that should be contacted, as well as identify additional data sources that should be considered.

Additional meeting details can be found on the ARB website.

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Date Released: January 15, 2008
LEA Correspondence,
Melissa Hoover-Hartwick: (916) 341-6813