California Environmental Protection Agency
Air Resources Board
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
LOCATION: Air Resources Board
* Board Hearing Room, Lower Level
2020 "L" Street
Sacramento, California 95814
This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (916) 321-BUSS. (This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)
June 25, 1998
|98-7-1||Public Meeting to Consider an Informational Report on the Children's
Staff will provide a progress report and preliminary results from this landmark investigation of the effects of air pollution on the development of the respiratory system in children aged eight to eighteen.
|98-7-2||Public Meeting to Consider an Informational Report on the Innovative
Clean Air Technology (ICAT) Program
This presentation will provide the Board an overview of the ICAT program. In addition, three ICAT contractors will provide the Board recent project results.
|98-7-3||Public Meeting to Consider Research Proposals:
Proposal Number 2370-204 entitled "The Health Impact of Nitric Oxide: Effects on Lung Function and Cellular and Biochemical Processes in Healthy Humans", submitted by the University of California, San Francisco, for a total amount not to exceed $32,880.
Proposal Number 2368-204 entitled "Indoor Air Quality: Residential Cooking Exposures", submitted by ARCADIS Geraghty & Miller, Inc., for a total amount not to exceed $299,932.
Proposal Number 2334-200 entitled "Particulate Air Pollution and Morbidity in the California Central Valley, a High Particulate Pollution Region", submitted by Kaiser Foundation Research Institute, for a total amount not to exceed $264,654.
|98-7-4||Public Meeting on Proposed Addendum to the Air Resources Board's
1995 Criteria and Guidelines for the Use of Motor Vehicle Registration
Staff is proposing an addendum to the Board's 1995 criteria and guidelines which provides further information on successful project design.
|98-7-5||Public Meeting to Consider an Update on the New Federal Standards,
Regional Haze, and Particulate Matter Forums
Staff will provide an update on the new federal standards for ozone and particulate matter, and U.S. EPA's proposed regional haze regulations. The staff will also review feedback from a series of 10 public outreach forums held throughout the State to discuss particle pollution.
|CLOSED SESSION - LITIGATION||The Board will hold a closed session as authorized by Government Code
section 11126 subdivisions (e) (1) and (e)(2)(A) to confer with, or receive
advice from, its legal counsel regarding the following litigation:
Coalition for Clean Air, Inc. et al. v. South Coast Air Quality Management District; Citizens for Responsible Growth v. U.S. Department of Interior; Natural Resources Defense Counsel and Volunteers for a Healthy Valley v. James M. Strock, Cal/EPA, John Dunlap, III, ARB; Dunn-Edwards Corporation, et al. v. U.S. EPA, et al.; Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association et al. v. Carol M. Browner, et al.; Citizens for a Better Environment v. ARB (SCAQMD, Real Party in Interest); Viviano Trucking Inc. v. ARB; People of the State of California, the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District (NCUAQMD) and the ARB v. Charles F. Hansen, Sr. and Hansen's TruckStop, Inc.; People of the State of California and the ARB v. 49er Subaru et al.; Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America, Inc. v. People of the State of California and ARB
|98-7-6||Public Meeting to Consider a Status Report on Air Pollution Control
Enforcement in California
Staff will present a report on the State's air pollution enforcement program describing what is required to maximize effectiveness. There are many facets to regulating these sources including inspections, legal action, compliance education, and oversight of air pollution control districts.
|98-7-7||Public Meeting to Consider a Report to the Legislature Regarding
the Application of Penalties for Violations of Motor Vehicle Fuels Regulations
In 1995, the Legislature enacted Senate Bill 163 (Stats. 1995, C. 966) establishing a new mechanism for calculating civil penalties for violations of any rule, regulation, permit variance or order of the Air Resources Board (ARB) pertaining to motor vehicle fuels requirements and standards. In creating this new penalty structure, the Legislature did not intend to alter historic penalty settlement levels. As required by this legislation, staff has prepared a report to the Legislature indicating the violations covering the new civil penalties, the settlements reached and the rate of compliance with fuels requirements and standards.
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 five minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.
|98-6-1||Continuation of a Public Hearing to Consider the Appeals of the
City of Los Angeles from Order Nos. 041697-05 and 070297-04 of the Great
Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
At the Board's May 22, 1998 hearing, the Board heard the appeals of the City of Los Angeles (City) from two orders issued by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (District).
Order No. 041697-05 (the fee order) requires the City to pay fees to the District, and Order No. 070297-04 (the control measures order) requires the City to implement certain PM-10 control measures on the dry bed of Owens Lake. Regarding the fee order, the Board will consider the adoption of a Decision and Findings document to finalize the Board's May 22, 1998 decision to deny the City's appeal of this order. Regarding the control measures order, at the May 22, 1998 hearing the Board continued this matter until the June 25, 1998 hearing. The Board will resume consideration of this matter and will render a decision on the validity of the control measures, as required by Health and Safety Code section 42316.
THOSE ITEMS ABOVE WHICH ARE NOT COMPLETED ON JUNE 25, WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M. ON JUNE 26.
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER
AT THE BOARD MEETING.
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