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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

September 27, 2007

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September 27, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic
   

07-9-1:

Public Health and Improvement in Air Quality: The Contributions of Dr. Henry Gong
  In 2004 Gov. Schwarzenegger appointed Dr. Henry Gong to the Air Resources Board as the medical member. In that capacity he contributed the perspective of a physician and researcher to the deliberations of the Board. He maintained an active interest in the Board's research activities and was also an advisor to the annual health research plan. His career and contributions will be highlighted in the health update for the September Board meeting.
  Staff Presentation
   

07-9-2:

Public Hearing to Consider Approval of Seven Research Proposals
  1. "On-Road Motor Vehicle Emissions Measurements Including Ammonia, Sulfur Dioxide, and Nitrogen Dioxide," University of Denver, $90,042, Proposal No. 2632 257.

2. "Improved Geospatial Forecasting of Commercial Marine Vessels," University of Delaware, $47,954, Proposal No. 2635-257.

3. "Cardiopulmonary Health Effects: Toxicity of Semi volatile and Non-volatile Components of Ultrafine PM," University of California, Irvine, $501,484, Proposal No. 2633-257.

4. "Assessing Near-Field Exposures from Distributed Residential Wood Smoke Combustion Sources," California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, $320,286, Proposal No. 2634-257.

5. "Using Lead and Strontium Isotopes to Assess Asian Aerosol Impacts in Urban and Interior California," University of California, Berkeley, $48,983, Proposal No. 2639 257.

6. "Evaluation of Efficiency Activities in the Industrial Sector Undertaken in Response to Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets," University of California Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, $95,000, Proposal No. 2638-257.

7. "Retail Climate Change Mitigation: Life-Cycle Emission and Energy Efficiency Labels and Standards," University of California, Berkeley, $135,000, Proposal No. 2640-257.
  Staff Presentation More Information
   
   

07-8-4:

Public Meeting to Consider Appointment to the Research Screening Committee
  Staff will recommend an appointment to the Board's Research Screening Committee. The committee reviews and recommends air pollution research projects to the Board.
  Staff Presentation
   
   

07-9-3:

Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Regulation to Limit Ozone Emissions from Indoor Air Cleaning Devices
  As directed by Assembly Bill 2276 (Pavley, 2006), staff proposes the Board limit the ozone emissions from indoor air cleaning devices sold for use in occupied spaces. The proposed regulation would establish a 0.050 parts per million concentration limit for ozone emissions from indoor air cleaners, and require electrical safety certification and specified labeling of products. Over 500,000 Californians who use the highest ozone-emitting devices are estimated to routinely experience ozone levels well above the state ambient air quality standards from those devices. This regulation would prevent such exposures.
  Staff Presentation More Information
   
   

07-7-7:

CONTINUED FROM JUNE 22: Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the Proposed State Strategy for California's State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the Federal 8-Hour Ozone and PM2.5 Standards
  The proposed State Strategy for California's 2007 SIP is a comprehensive strategy that lays out the pathway to achieve federal air quality standards as quickly as possible through a combination of technologically feasible, cost effective, and far reaching measures. At its June 22, 2007 public meeting the Board received comments on the proposed State Strategy and then postponed its consideration. The Board will resume its consideration of the matter.
  Staff Presentation More Information
   
   

 07-9-4:

Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the 2007 Air Quality Management Plan for Attaining the Federal 8-hour Ozone and PM2.5 Standards in the South Coast Air Basin and the Coachella Valley
  The Board will consider approval of the proposed 2007 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) for attaining the 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 (fine particulates) standards in the South Coast Air Basin, and the 8-hour ozone standard in the Coachella Valley nonattainment area. The proposed 2007 AQMP was developed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District in coordination with the Southern California Association of Governments. It identifies the strategies needed to bring these areas into attainment with the federal PM2.5 standard by 2014 and the federal 8-hour ozone standard by 2023, and proposes transportation conformity budgets for the region.
  Staff Presentation
   
   

07-9-5:

CONTINUED FROM JUNE 22: Public Meeting to Consider Approval of a Modification to the Current SIP Commitment for Pesticide Emission Reductions in the Ventura County Nonattainment Area
  ARB staff will present for the Board's consideration a proposed modification to the current State Implementation Plan (SIP) commitment for pesticide emission reductions in the Ventura County nonattainment area. This item was originally considered at a public meeting held on June 22, 2007. In response to public comments, ARB staff has revised the original proposed released on May 7, 2007, and has prepared a new environmental analysis for the revised proposal.
  Staff Presentation More Information
   
   
  CLOSED SESSION - LITIGATION
  The Board will hold a closed session as authorized by Government Code section 11126(e) to confer with, and receive advice from, its legal counsel regarding the folllowing pending litigation:

Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Witherspoon, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno), No. CIV-F-04-6663 REC LJO.

Fresno Dodge, Inc. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498.

General Motors Corp. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County),No. 05CE CG02787.

Massachusetts v. E.P.A., 415 F. 3d 50 (D.C. Circ. 2005), Certiorari granted, 126 S. Ct. 2960 (June 26, 2006.)
   
   


OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TO COMMENT ON MATTERS OF INTEREST

Board members may identify matters they would like to have noticed for consideration at future meetings and comment on topics of interest; no formal action on these topics will be taken without further notice.

OPEN SESSION TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON SUBJECT MATTERS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD.

Although no formal Board action may be taken, the Board is allowing an opportunity to interested members of the public to address the Board on items of interest that are within the Board's jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda. Each person will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.

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