California Environmental Protection Agency

Air Resources Board


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.)

October 26, 1995
9:30 a.m.

95-10-1 Continuation of a Public Meeting to Consider the First Biennial Report to the Legislature on the Connelly-Areias-Chandler Rice Straw Burning Reduction Act of 1991

AB 1378 required the Air Resources Board and California Department of Food and Agriculture to report jointly to the Legislature on the progress of the Rice Straw Burning Reduction Act of 1991. This report recommends that some of the phase-down provisions of this Act be paused for three years at the 50% level. No additional public testimony will be taken on this item at this meeting.

95-11-1 Public Meeting to Consider the Approval of Guidelines for the Generation of Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits Through the Purchase of New, Reduced-Emission Heavy-Duty Vehicles

This is an addition to the existing guidelines for generating mobile source emission reduction credits. The guidelines are similar to the guidelines for urban buses that the Board approved in 1993; these guidelines apply to other heavy-duty vehicles -- trucks and tour buses. The Board has already adopted, in June 1995, the optional low-emission standards needed to implement mobile source credit programs for these vehicles.

95-11-2 Public Hearing to Consider Amending the Test Methods Designated for Determining the Benzene, Aromatic Hydrocarbon, Olefin and Sulfur Content of Phase 2 Gasoline

Staff is proposing that the Board update the designation of the test methods used for measuring the benzene, aromatic hydrocarbons, olefins, and sulfur content of California reformulated gasoline (Ca RFG). The proposed test methods will be used to verify that California gasoline meets Ca RFG specifications beginning in March, 1996. The proposed test methods are more precise than the methods currently adopted.

95-11-3 Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Technological Progress of Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEVs)

As part of the ongoing review of the technological progress of ZEVs, the staff has conducted a series of public forums in 1995. In addition, an independent battery panel was appointed to assess the battery types likely to reach production before 2002. An informational report will be provided to the Board to update them on information received to date.

October 27, 1995
8:30 a.m.

Those items listed above which are not completed on October 26 will be heard beginning at 8:30 on October 27.

*Off-street parking is available in the parking lot to the west and adjacent to 2020 L Street. Enter this lot from L Street or 20th Street. Overflow parking is available in the parking lot across the street from 2020 L on the UPPER LEVEL ONLY. Enter this lot from 20th Street. Park only in the area(s) designated as day use/visitor parking. Cars parked in unauthorized areas may be towed. The cost for all day parking in this lot is $2.00. After parking in this lot, see the Security Officer in the lobby of 2020 L to make payment (exact change please). Street parking is also available.

CONTACT BOARD SECRETARY, 2020 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-5594
TDD: (916) 324-9531

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