|California Environmental Protection
Air Resources Board
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
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.)
Continuation of a Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of a Regulatory
Amendment Identifying Diesel Exhaust as a Toxic Air Contaminant
Continuation of the July 30, 1998, public hearing to consider the Staff proposal to identify diesel exhaust as a toxic air contaminant, under the AB 1807 TAC program (Health and Safety Code Section 39650 et seq., Food and Agriculture Code Section 14021 et seq.).
Public Meeting to Consider Approval of Triennial Progress Reports
and Plan Revisions Developed Under the California Clean Air Act
The California Clean Air Act requires that districts submit to the Air Resources Board (ARB) a triennial progress report that includes information on air quality improvements and the expected and revised emissions reductions for each district measure scheduled for adoption in the previous three year period. The ARB staff will present their findings with respect to the triennial progress reports submitted by the districts and provide recommendations for ARB approval.
Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the California Cleaner-Burning
Amendments to the California Cleaner-burning Gasoline Regulations are proposed to increase the cap limit for oxygen from 2.7 percent to 3.5 percent by weight and to eliminate the winter time requirement for a minimum oxygen content in carbon monoxide attainment areas. Other minor technical amendments are proposed.
Continuation of a Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption, Amendment,
and Repeal of Regulations Regarding Certification Procedures and Test Procedures
for Gasoline Vapor Recovery Systems
The On-board Refueling Vapor Recovery (ORVR) compatibility and air liquid (A/L) test procedures presented at the May meeting will be deferred until the December Board meeting. The Board will consider the adoption of the remaining proposed revisions: add a temporary exemption from annual venting controls for airport refueler cargo tanks, add a "tie-tank" test procedure to ensure system plumbing is correct, and various changes to improve clarity and safety of test procedures.
|98-9-3||Public Hearing to Consider the Amendment of Regulations
Regarding Stationary Source Test Methods
The proposal revises 20 existing stationary source test methods to make them more compatible with applicable U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) test methods. To provide more consistent emission testing statewide, staff is proposing that test method modifications be approved by the Air Resources Board (ARB) Executive Officer and not the district. Even though there are comparable U.S. EPA test methods, ARB test methods 1) contain necessary additional provisions not found in U.S. EPA test methods (e.g., excess air determination in Method 3), 2) are referenced in District rules, and 3) are used as defaults when no district test methods are referenced.
|98-9-4||Public Meeting to Consider Research Proposals:
Proposal Number 2375-205 entitled "Demonstration of a Fast-Response On-Board NOx Sensor for Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles," submitted by Southwest Research Institute, for a total amount not to exceed $348,133.
Proposal Number 2380-205 entitled "Heavy-Duty Gasoline Truck Evaporative Emissions Testing for Emissions Inventory," submitted by Automotive Testing Laboratories, Inc., for a total amount not to exceed $128,690.
Proposal Number 2381-205 entitled "Development of 'Hot Spots' Analysis and Reporting Program (HARP) Risk Analysis Module," submitted by Dillingham Software Engineering, Inc., for a total amount not to exceed $99,977.
Proposal Number 2384-205 entitled "Particulate Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Morbidity," submitted by the University of California, Davis, for a total amount not to exceed $199,480.
Proposal Number 2382-205 entitled "Ambient Ozone Patterns and Ozone Injury Risk to Ponderosa and Jeffrey Pines in the Sierra Nevada," submitted by USDA Forest Service, for a total amount not to exceed $77,569.
Proposal Number 2385-205 entitled "Improvement of Speciation Profiles for Aerosol Coatings," submitted by California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, for a total amount not to exceed $28,885.
|98-9-5||Public Meeting to Consider Appointments to the Research
Staff is recommending appointments to the Board's Research Screening Committee. This Committee reviews and recommends air pollution research projects to the Board. These appointments will fill current vacancies on the Committee.
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.
THOSE ITEMS ABOVE WHICH ARE NOT COMPLETED ON AUGUST 27, WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M. ON AUGUST 28.
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.
*A limited number of off-street parking spaces are available in the lot to the west and adjacent to 2020 L Street at a cost of $3.00 per day. Pay the Security Officer in the lobby after parking (exact change please). Metered and two-hour street parking is also available.
|CONTACT CLERK OF THE BOARD, 2020 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814|
FAX: (916) 322-4737
TDD: (916) 324-9531
or (800) 700-8326
ARB Homepage: www.arb.ca.gov