Air Resources Board
9530 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, California 91731
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
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October 27, 2005
2:00 P.M.-Public Meeting Convenes
5:00 P.M.-Dinner Break
6:00 P.M.-Public Meeting Reconvenes
Agenda Item #
|CONTINUATION FROM OCTOBER 20, 2005 -- Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Exhaust Emission Standards for 2007-2009 Model-Year Heavy-Duty Urban Bus Engines and the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies|
|On October 20, 2005, the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) directed the continuation of its consideration of the statewide Exhaust Emission Standards for 2007-2009 Model-Year Heavy-Duty Urban Bus Engines to the Board's October 27, 2005 public meeting in El Monte. The continuation was directed for the limited purpose of providing ARB staff an opportunity to review and to report to the Board the impact on transit agency's Carl Moyer funding of the Board's decision to retain the urban bus standard of 0.2 g/bhp-hr NOx (with a new exception for diesel engines that meet the 2007-2009 heavy-duty truck engine standards and are purchased by transit agencies meeting mitigation conditions). At the October 27 meeting, the Board may reconsider its decision to retain the heavy-duty urban bus engine NOx standard in light of the staff's report.|
|Public Meeting to Consider Public Comment on the ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement for a Particulate Emissions Reduction Program at California Rail Yards, Entered Into on June 24, 2005, and to Take Action as Appropriate|
|Staff will present background information about the use of voluntary agreements at ARB and the staff's overall
strategy for addressing railroad related emissions. Staff will then describe the circumstances leading to the June
24 Agreement with the railroads and the specific provisions of the Agreement. Following staff's presentation and
Board member questions, the proceeding will be opened to public testimony. Staff will recap the afternoon's discussion
when the meeting reconvenes after dinner (6:00 p.m.) and then continue with public testimony.
After hearing all public comments, the Board may consider a number of options regarding the Agreement, including but not limited to expressing support for the Agreement, directing the Executive Officer to engage in further negotiations with the railroads to achieve specified modifications and then report back to the Board for potential ratification, or voting to rescind the Agreement.
|More Information Staff Presentation|
|CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814||
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