|California Air Resources Board
Air Resources Board
Coastal Hearing Room, Second Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
|PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
ELECTRONIC BOARD BOOK FOR 2/21/02
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|02-1-1||Public Meeting to Consider a Health Update
Staff will provide a brief update on one or more recent developments on research regarding the health impacts of air pollution. More Information
|02-1-2||Public Meeting to Consider a Retrospective on California's Air Quality Program
Staff will review the challenges and successes of California's air quality program over the last twenty years, highlighting key emission reduction measures adopted by the Board to protect public health. The Board has created a legacy of outstanding accomplishments that will continue to clean up California's skies into the 21st century. Future strategies will build on this legacy to further our air quality progress even as California grows.
|02-1-3||Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of an Airborne Toxic Control Measure
to Reduce Emissions of Toxic Contaminants from Outdoor Residential Waste Burning
Staff will propose an airborne toxic control measure (ATCM) to reduce emissions of toxic air contaminants for outdoor residential waste burning. The proposed ATCM would eliminate the outdoor burning of residential waste materials other than natural vegetation, as well as the use of burn barrels. Limited exemptions would be allowed in very rural areas where waste pickup service is not available, the distance to an approved disposal facility is too far, and population density is very low. These exemption areas would be determined by the air district, with approval by both the air district board and the ARB. Exemptions could be renewed every five years. The prohibitions in the proposed regulation would become effective July 1, 2003.
|02-1-4||Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the California Alternative Fuels
for Motor Vehicle Regulations
Staff will propose amendments to the compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) motor vehicle fuel specifications.
|02-1-5||Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Amendments to the Air Resources Board
Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement (VAVR) Regulations to Minimize Differences Between ARB and BAR VAVR Regulations
and Allow Parts Recycling and Resale of Non-Emission-Related and Non-Drive Train Parts
Staff will propose two amendments to the ARB VAVR regulations in response to input from stakeholders such as aftermarket parts manufacturers, dismantlers, local air districts and classic car collectors. Specifically, with respect to vehicle eligibility, staff will recommend that the ARB VAVR regulations be amended to match the Bureau of Automotive Repair regulations with only two exceptions. These exceptions include driving in reverse and the vehicle registration history. In addition, staff will recommend that the ARB VAVR regulations be amended to allow parts recovery for non-emission-related and non-drive train parts.
|02-1-6||Public Meeting to Consider Research Proposals
Proposal No. 2504-223, entitled "Keeping Tahoe Blue through Ambient Air Quality Modeling: Aircraft and Boat Measurements of Air Quality and Meteorology Over Lake Tahoe," submitted by the University of California, Davis, for an amount not to exceed $133,382.
Proposal No. 2506-223, entitled "Keeping Tahoe Blue: Quantifying Atmospheric Nitrogen Oxides in the Lake Tahoe Basin," submitted by the University of California, Berkeley, for an amount not to exceed $175,036.
|02-1-7||Public Meeting to Consider Reallocating Rice Straw Demonstration Project
On May 25, 2000, the Board awarded $1.2 million to five Rice Fund projects for Fiscal Year 1999-2000. One of the projects withdrew from the Rice Fund making $100,000 available for other ARB approved projects. Staff will recommend reallocating $100,000 of Fiscal Year 1999-2000 Rice Fund monies to Broken Box Ranch.
CLOSED SESSION - LITIGATION
Daimler Chrysler and General Motors et al. v. California Air Resources Board and Michael Kenny, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California - Fresno Case No. CIV F-02-05017 REC SMS; and Daimler Chrysler, General Motors and Isuzu Motors et al. v. California Air Resources Board and Michael Kenny, Fresno County Superior Court No. 02 CE CG00039. The Board will hold a closed session as authorized by Government Code section 11126(e) to confer with, or receive advice from, it's legal counsel regarding this litigation.
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 FEBRUARY 21, WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M ON FEBRUARY
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.
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