|South Coast Air Quality Management District Auditorium
21865 East Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, California 91765-4182
|PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA||This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (800) 743-3463. (This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)|
NOTE: Beginning at 9:00 a.m., there will be an opportunity for Board Members and the public to view alternative fuel buses and trucks in the parking lot of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. The Board meeting will convene in the auditorium at 9:30 a.m.
|00-1-1||Public Meeting to Consider a Status Update on the Carl Moyer Memorial
Air Quality Standards Attainment Program; Incentives for Lower Emission Heavy-Duty Engines (The Carl Moyer Program)
Staff will present a summary explaining the progress of the Carl Moyer Program. The summary will include districts' progress toward expending 1998-99 FY Carl Moyer Program funding, estimated NOx reductions, cost effectiveness, and the need for continued funding.
|00-1-2||Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of a Public Transit Bus Fleet Rule
and Emission Standards for New Urban Buses
The Board will consider a regulatory proposal containing two elements to reduce emissions from urban buses: a fleet rule and more stringent emission standards for engines used in urban buses. To provide flexibility, the proposed regulation allows transit agencies to choose between two compliance paths. Within the two paths, a combination of different requirements is proposed
|00-1-3||Public Meeting to Consider Approval of California's Emissions Inventory for Off-Road
Large Compression-Ignited Engines (>25hp) Using the New Off-Road Emissions Model
The Board will consider a staff recommendation to approve the proposed emissions inventory of off-road large compression ignited (Cl) engines (>25 hp). The proposed modifications recommended by the staff would increase the inventory for off-road large Cl engines by 37 tons per day for hydrocarbons, an increase of 70 percent statewide over the current 1990 inventory; 206 tons per day for carbon monoxide, a 120 percent increase; 226 tons per day for oxides of nitrogen, a 41 percent increase; and 23 tons per day for particulate matter, an increase of 66 percent.
|00-1-4||Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to Off-Road Compression-Ignition
Engine Regulations: 2000 and Later Emission Standards, Compliance Requirements and Test Procedures
The Board will consider amendments to regulations specifying both mandatory and optional reduced-emission standards for 2000 and subsequent model year off-road compression-ignition (diesel) engines. In addition, provisions to allow manufacturers of California-certified off-road compression-ignition engines to participate in the federal Averaging, Banking, and Trading program will be considered. Finally, new warranty, maintenance, useful life and rebuild requirements will be presented to the Board for consideration and adoption
|00-1-5||Public Hearing to Consider Approval of the 1999 Amendment to the South Coast Air Quality Management District's
1997 Air Quality Management Plan as a Revision to the California State Implementation Plan for Ozone
The Board will consider the staff's recommendation to approve the 1999 amendment to the 1997 AQMP as an interim revision to the California Ozone SIP for the South Coast Air Basin. The Board previously adopted and submitted the 1997 AQMP to revise the U.S. EPA-approved 1994 Ozone SIP. U.S. EPA has proposed to disapprove the 1997 AQMP. The 1999 Amendment accelerates the pace of District rulemaking and modifies only the District's commitments. ARB and District staff are also developing a comprehensive ozone SIP revision for submittal in 2001.
|00-1-6||Public Meeting to Consider the Approval of a Report to the California
Legislature on the Potential Health and Environmental Impacts of Leaf Blowers
SCR 19 directs ARB to prepare and submit a report to the California Legislature summarizing the potential health and environmental impacts of leaf blowers and including recommendations for alternatives to the use of leaf blowers and alternative leaf blower technologies if the Board determines alternatives are necessary. This report includes a comprehensive review of existing studies of the potential impacts of leaf blowers on operators and the public from exhaust emissions, reentrained fugitive dust, and noise.
|00-1-7||Public Meeting to Consider Research Proposals:
Proposal Number 2447-212A entitled "Responses in Asthmatic Children to Short-term Fluctuations in Particulate Air Pollution: Implications for Asthma Natural History - Part A: Epidemiologic and Clinical Component," submitted by the University of California, Berkeley, for a total amount not to exceed $1,976,053.
Proposal Number 2447-212B entitled "Responses in Asthmatic Children to Short-term Fluctuations in Particulate Air Pollution: Implications for Asthma Natural History - Part B: Exposure Assessment Component ("Characterization of Asthmatic Children's Air Pollution Exposure in Fresno, California")," submitted by the University of California, Berkeley, for a total amount not to exceed $1,906,976.
THOSE ITEMS ABOVE WHICH ARE NOT COMPLETED ON JANUARY 27, WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M ON JANUARY 28.
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.
|CONTACT CLERK OF THE BOARD, 2020 L Street, Sacramento,CA 95814||
TDD: (916) 324-9531 or (800) 700-8326.
SMOKING NOT PERMITTED AT MEETINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD