ARB Website What's New Archive - 2003

This page last reviewed April 3, 2009


The following "WHAT'S NEW" list identifies many topic areas that have been added to the system or revamped. Not all Website changes are reflected on this Webpage.


Date Posted

December 2003
December 23, 2003
  New List Serve
  Subscribe if you're interested in ARB's "Limit Unnecessary Idling Program"
  New List Serve
  For those interested in ARB's Portable Fuel Container Program
December 22, 2003
  Tentative Board Meeting Agenda for the January 22-23, 2004 Board Meeting
  This meeting will be webcast.
  SAE Fuel Cell Symposium
  February 18 in Sacramento.
December 19, 2003
  Nominations due February 13, 2004.
December 10, 2003
  2004 Summit on the State Implementation Plan
  Defining the Path to Clean Air
December 05, 2003
  Notice of Public Hearing for Area Designation
  Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Area Designation Critera and Area Designations for State Ambient Air Quality Standards
  Notice of Public Hearing for CA Motor Vehicle Service Info
  Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to Regulations for the Availability of California Motor Vehicle Service Information
  Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Heavy-Duty Vehicle Idling Emission Reduction Requirements
December 02, 2003
  Lake Tahoe Deposition Study Workshop Presentation
  The presentation is now available for viewing.
  Consumer Products Workgroup Meeting
  Discuss Proposed Amendments to Consumer Products Regulations
  2003 CARB Air Quality Legislation
  The Annual Summary is Now Available Electronically
December 01, 2003
  Idling Control Measure Public Consultation Meeting
  Please visit our new webpage to join our listserve and obtain specifics about a scheduled public consultation meeting this month.

November 2003
November 26, 2003
  ARB Board Meeting Agenda
  for the December 11-12, 2003 Board Meeting
November 24, 2003
  Public Consultation Meeting re: NOx Legislative Report
  The meeting to discuss the Power Plant NOx Controls Legislative Report has been moved to December 12, 2003 in Training Room 1
November 21, 2003
  Lake Tahoe Atmospheric Deposition Study Workshop In Progress!
  Webcasting from Sacramento Heaquarters Room 550
November 20, 2003
  Lake Tahoe Atmospheric Deposition Study
  Lake Tahoe Atmospheric Deposition Study
November 14, 2003
  Chromium Plating Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting
  December 9, 2003, Fresno, California
  Chromium Plating Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting
  December 10, 2003, San Francisco, California
  Chromium Plating Stakeholder Workgroup Meeting
  December 11, 2003, El Monte, California
November 10, 2003
  Air Resources Board Public Agenda
  For the November 20, 2003 Board Meeting
November 07, 2003
  Subscribe to a list serve
 
November 03, 2003
  Carbon Monoxide Health Warning
  Take steps to ensure that you and your family will be safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.

October 2003
October 29, 2003
  Aboveground Storage Tanks Vapor Recovery Workshop
  Public Workshop to Discuss Enhanced Vapor Recovery for Aboveground Gasoline Storage Tanks
  Sacramento: November 12, 2003 El Monte: November 13, 2003
October 28, 2003
  Gasoline Dispenser Hose Permeation Workshop
  November 13, 2003 in Sacramento
  Notice of Executive Officer Hearing re: Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR)
  December 3, 2003 in Sacramento
October 27, 2003
  Notice of Public Meeting~Climate Change
  Update Board on the Progress Made in Development of Regulations to Reduce Climate Change Emissions from Motor Vehicles
October 24, 2003
  Notice of Public Hearing for Diesel Emission Control Strategy
  December 11, 2003 Board Meeting
  Notice of Public Hearing ATCM for TRUs
  December 11, 2003 Board Meeting
October 21, 2003
  Postponement of Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Software Upgrade
  AKA Chip Reflash - This item has been postponed until further notice
October 20, 2003
  Portable Fuel Container Public Workshop
  A Portable Fuel Container Public Workshop has been scheduled for November 19, 2003.
October 17, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series-Norm Kado
  Emissions of Toxic Pollutants From Compressed Natural Gas and Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel Fueled Transit Buses With And Without After-Treatment Devices
October 15, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series-James Schauer, Ph.D.
  Understanding the Origin of Trace Metals Emissions From Motor Vehicles
  Children's School Bus Exposure Study
  To investigate children's exposures that commute to school by diesel school buses, University of California researchers recently carried out the most comprehensive school bus exposure study ever conducted. The study measured pollutant concentrations insid
October 10, 2003
  Air Resources Board Public Agenda
  for the October 23-24, 2003 ARB Board Meeting
October 09, 2003
  Climate Change Regulations Workshop on October 14, 2003
  The ARB invites you to participate in a public workshop to discuss alternative compliance strategies for complying with ARB's motor vehicle climate change regulations.
October 08, 2003
  We have begun taking enrollments for this popular annual event. The 2004 Symposium will be at the Sheraton in Sacramento, April 12 to 15. Environmental and enforcement professionals in government and industry are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

September 2003
September 26, 2003
  Notice of Public Hearing ~ ATCM Stationary Diesel Engines
  Adoption of A Proposed Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Stationary Compression Ignition
September 24, 2003
  Public Workshop-Vapor Recovery Equipment Defects List Update
  Vapor Recovery Equipment Defects list update workshop has been scheduled for November 5, 2003 in Sacramento. Please visit our website for details.
September 23, 2003
  POSTPONED - Fuel Delivery Truck ATCM Public Workshop
  A fuel delivery truck ATCM public workshop has been scheduled for October 2nd, 2003 in Sacramento. Please visit our website for details.
  Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) ATCM Public Workshop
  The TRU ATCM public workshop has been scheduled for October 8, 2003 in Sacramento. Please visit our website for details.
September 09, 2003
  New Web Site to Find the Cleanest New Vehicles on the Market
  www.driveclean.ca.gov Features the Latest Information on the Cleanest New Vehicles Available to Consumers
September 05, 2003
  URBEMIS 2002
  URBEMIS 2002, a transportation and land use programs model, is now available.
September 04, 2003
  Notice of Public Hearing for CHIP Reflash - POSTPONED Indefinitely
  Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Software Upgrade Regulation
September 02, 2003
  Environmental Justice Stakeholders Meeting - LINK EXPIRED
  Discuss Environmental Justice at ARB

August 2003
August 28, 2003
  Enforcement Division's Enforcement Report
  ED's Annual 2002 Enforcement Report
August 26, 2003
  Fuel Delivery Truck ATCM Workshop and New Website
  List Serve Now Available - Workshop in Sacramento on September 10, 2003
August 22, 2003
  Travel Activity Documentation -- 2003 SJV PM10 Plan
  View the travel activity documentation for the San Joaquin Valley Unified APCD's 2003 PM10 Plan that was submitted to U.S. EPA on August 19, 2003.
August 15, 2003
  Sept. 18, 2003 Climate Change Emissions Reductions Workshop
  The workshop agenda and informational documents are now available for review
August 13, 2003
  Environmental Justice Stakeholders Meeting - LINK EXPIRED
  Discuss Cumulative Impacts and Air Quality Handbook
August 11, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Dane Westerdahl in El Monte
  Operation of an Advanced Mobile Air Monitoring Platform in Los Angeles: Ultrafine PM and Associated Gaseous Pollutants in Urban Air
August 08, 2003
  Notice of Public Hearing for Small Off-Road Equipment and Engines
  Small Off-Road Evaporative and Exhaust Emissions Control
  Notice of Public Hearing: Solid Waste Collection Vehicles
  Adoption of Control Measure For Diesel Particulate Matter from On-Road Heavy-Duty Residential and Commercial Solid Waste Collection Vehicles
  The workshop schedule has been updated and is available for viewing
August 06, 2003
  Public Workshop - Proposed ATCM for Stationary CI Engines
  Meeting to discuss proposed airborne toxic control measure for stationary compression-ignition engines will be held in Sacramento on August 26, 2003.
August 04, 2003
  School Bus Idling ATCM Effective July 16, 2003
  Links to information about the requirements and benefits of limiting unneccesary idling at or near schools.

July 2003
July 31, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Dane Westerdahl in Sacramento
  Operation of an Advanced Mobile Air Monitoring Platform in Los Angeles: Ultrafine PM and Associated Gaseous Pollutants in Urban Air
July 29, 2003
  Notice of Public Availabilty of Modified Text
  Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Supporting Documents and Information for the Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of the 2003 Amendments to the California Zero Emission Vehicle Regulations
July 22, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Robert O'Brien
  Continuous, Fully-Automated VOC Measurements
July 21, 2003
  ARB's Agriculture Advisory Committee for Air Quality Webpage - Link Expired
  This new Web area provides information on ARB's Agriculture Advisory Committee for Air Quality including meeting agendas, presentations, and handouts. Information on subcommittees and working groups is available also.
July 16, 2003
  Electronic Board Book
  For July 24, 2003 Board Meeting
July 14, 2003
  Notice of Public Meeting
  Notice of Public Meeting to Consider Adoption of Recommendations to Reduce California's Dependence on Petroleum
  Notice of Postponement
  Notice of Postponement for the Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of a Control Measure for Diesel Particulate Matter from On-Road Heavy-Duty Residential and Commercial Solid Waste Collection Vehicles
  Assessment of California's Statewide Air Monitoring Network
  This report was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Children's Enviromental Health Protection Act (SB 25).
July 10, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Prof. Judi Charles
  Oxygenated Organics in the Ambient Environment
  ARB / CEC joint agency report now available online. Adoption planned for July 2003.
July 03, 2003
  New Course #370, Visible Emission Operators Workshop --Link Expired
  This 3-day course is for state, local & contractor personnel who conduct visible emissions evaluation (VEE) training. This hands-on training covers operation & maintenance of smoke generators, legal aspects, regulations, & certification procedures.
July 01, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Colin Solomon,Ph.D
  The Effect of Smoke from Burning Vegetative Residues on Airway Inflammation and Pulmonary Function in Healthy, Asthmatic and Allergic Individuals
  Aftermarket Parts Database
  Search the ARB's aftermarket parts database here.

June 2003
June 23, 2003
  Small Off Road Engines (SORE) Workshop
  To solicit public comments on proposed regulations to reduce exhaust and evaporative emissions from small spark-ignited off-road engines.
June 20, 2003
  Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Software Upgrade Workshop
  CalEPA Building, Sierra Hearing Room, 1001 I St Sacramento, CA June 25th 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
June 16, 2003
  Portable Classrooms Study Workshops - Four Locations
  To Discuss ARB/DHS's DRAFT Report to the Legislature
June 12, 2003
  Upgrade to the Aftermarket Parts Database
  The aftermarket parts database was recently upgraded to allow searches by Executive Order numbers, correct previous errors in the device name designation, and to provide an easier to read format.
June 10, 2003
  Particulate Matter Program Top Page
  Website Now Provides a Single Front Door to All PM Related ARB Activities
June 09, 2003
  Chairman’s Seminar Series - Prof. Sioutas - Prof. Froines
  Time change: Prof. Sioutas 11:00am to Noon - Prof. Froines 1:30pm to 2:30pm
  Alternative Diesel Fuels Symposium
  A Meeting to Discuss Alternative Diesel Fuels as a Strategy to Address Air Quality & Energy Issues
June 02, 2003
  Truck Idling Reduction Program Public Workshop
  In El Monte, June 4, 2003 at 9:00 AM
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Prof. Sioutas
  Research Findings on Particulate Matter Related Toxicity
June 01, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series
  Biogenics Day Featuring Four Guest Speakers

May 2003
May 30, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Prof. John Froines
  Research Findings on Particulate Matter Related Toxicity
May 19, 2003
  District Look Up Database by ZIP Code, City or County
  This Database Updated Adding More ZIP Codes and Now Counties
May 14, 2003
  Notice of Public Meeting
  To Consider the Approval of a Report and Finding on the Exemption of Additional Vehicles from California's Smog Check Program in Basic Smog Check Areas
May 13, 2003
  New List Serve Available
  Truck Idling Reduction Program
  Proposed 2003 State and Federal SIP Strategy
  Download the ARB staff's proposed state and federal strategy for the California State Implementation Plan
May 12, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series
  Economic Value of Hospitalizations Associated with Particulate & Ozone Air Pollution
  Notice of Public Meeting
  To Consider Approval of the Proposed 2003 State Implementation Plan for Particulate Matter in the San Joaquin Valley, Including New State Strategies to Reduce Emissions
May 09, 2003
  ARB Board Meeting Public Agenda for May 22-23, 2003
  You May Wish to View or Listen, to this Meeting.
May 05, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Mark Thayer, Ph.D.
  The Economic Value of Hospitalizations Associated With Particulate & Ozone Air Pollution
  May is Clean Air Month
  Find out how you can improve air quality.

April 2003
April 29, 2003
  2003 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards
  Recipients are John H. Seinfeld, Ph.D., V. John White, and Michael P. Walsh
April 28, 2003
  New List Serv Available
  Alternative Diesel Fuels
April 25, 2003
  New "Month-at-a-Glance" Events Calendar Format
  Simply Click on "Monthly Calendar"
April 23, 2003
  New List Serve Available
  Outdoor Residential Waste Burning
April 18, 2003
  Public Workshop on Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Fuels Activities for 2003
  Central Valley Auditorium, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California, May 20, 2003, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
April 16, 2003
  Additional Site and Updated Agenda for April 22, 2003 Technical Workshop
  A third videoconference site has been added for the public workshop on State and Federal Strategies for California's State Implementation Plan. The meeting agenda has also been updated.
April 15, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Ralph J. Delfino, M.D.- Webcast
  Asthma in Hispanic Children and Toxic Air Pollutants in a Southern California Community
April 14, 2003
  Rally Through the Valley
  Join the California Fuel Cell Partnership May 14-16 as fuel cell mobility is demonstrated in a 3-day, 400-mile road rally.
April 10, 2003
  Public Workshop on Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Fuels Activities for 2003
  In Sacramento, Cal/EPA Headquarters Building
  Proposed Fees on Nonvehicular Sources, Consumer Products & Architectural Coating
  New List Serve Available
April 04, 2003
  Ozone Transport Mitigation Regulations Website
  Notice of Public Hearing for Ozone Transport Mitigation Regulations
April 02, 2003
  Notice of Public Meeting
  Consider the Approval of a Report on the Exemption of Additional Vehicles from the Smog Check Program
April 01, 2003
  New List Serve
  Portable Equipment Program
  San Joaquin Valley's Draft 2003 PM10 Plan
  The draft 2003 PM10 plan for the San Joaquin Valley is now available. Documents produced by ARB and the district, including notices of public meetings, are posted here.
  Technical Workshop on California SIP Measures
  ARB staff is planning a technical workshop on April 22, 2003 to discuss proposed State and federal strategies for inclusion in new State Implementation Plans (SIPs) to attain federal ozone and particulate matter standards.

March 2003
March 25, 2003
  Public Workshop to Discuss Preparation of Report Mandate by AB1173 (Keely, 2002)
  Friday, April 4, 2003 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Training Room 1 East and West Cal EPA Building 1001 I Street Sacramento, California
March 24, 2003
  Technical Workshop on State and Federal Strategies for the California SIP
  ARB staff has scheduled a technical workshop in Sacramento on April 22, 2003 to discuss proposed State and federal control measures for inclusion in new State Implementation Plans (SIPs).
March 18, 2003
  New List Serve Available
  Variance Over-Sight Program
  New List Serve Available
  Independent Contractor Program
  New List Serve Available
  Certified Abrasive Blasting Program
March 17, 2003
  International Vehicle Technology Symposium Presentations
  Find presentations from the ARB's March 11-13 Symposium here.
March 14, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Eric Schreffler - Webcast
  Method for Quantifying Emission Reductions Resulting From Episodic Public Education Programs
  ARB Board Meeting Agenda
  Held in Sacramento on March 27, 2003
March 12, 2003
  Public Meeting Notice of Public Meeting Notice
  Revisions to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program Guidelines and the Lower-Emission School Bus Program Guidelines
March 11, 2003
  Public Participation Guide
  Basic tools and information needed to understand and participate in the air pollution policy, planning, permitting, and regulatory decision-making process in California.
March 06, 2003
  ARB Public Workshop to Discuss Proposed ATCMs for Stationary Diesel-Fueled Engin
  Webcast this morning!
March 01, 2003
  Carl Moyer and Lower Emission School Bus Guidelines
  New Proposed Revisions for Board Hearing, March 27, 2003

February 2003
February 26, 2003
  Public Workshop to Discuss Amendments to the Ozone Transport Regulations
  Staff plan to discuss proposed language changes to the ozone transport mitigation regulation and to provide an opportunity for public input and comment.
February 18, 2003
  Two-Day Course to be Held in March 2003
February 14, 2003
  Public Agenda for March 27-28, 2003 Board Meeting to be held in Sacramento
  View or Listen to the Meeting
  Portable Engine Work Group Meeting
  March 6, 2003 in Sacramento
  Notice of postponement - 2003 ZEV Item
  The 2003 ZEV amendments will be heard March 27-28, 2003.
February 11, 2003
  Public Meeting on Regulatory and Nonregulatory Fuels Activities for 2003
  February 20, 2003, 1:30-4:30, Central Valley Auditorium, 1001 I St, Sacramento
  Tentative Agenda for the February 27-28, 2003 Board Meeting to be held in Sacramento
  "View or listen to meeting"
  Climate Change - International Vehicle Technology Symposium
  Mark your calendar to attend ARB's International VehicleTechnology Symposium to discuss current and emerging technologies that reduce pollutants contributing to climate change (March 11-13 in Sacramento).
  South Coast SIP
  Download a copy of the draft State and Federal element of the South Coast AQMD's State Implementation Plan for ozone and particulate matter.
  Nominations will be taken through February 14, 2003.
  Wintertime Carbon Monoxide Advisory
  Don't be a victim of carbon monoxide poisoning. Find out more about how to protect yourself and your family.
February 07, 2003
  20th International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS 20)
  Powering Sustainable Transportation
  Software Upgrade for Diesel Trucks
  Workshop scheduled for February 24, 2003
  Software Upgrade for Diesel Trucks
  New List Serve Available

January 2003
January 31, 2003
  ARB Appoints a New Executive Officer
  Congratulations Catherine Witherspoon.
January 30, 2003
  Enforcement Advisories
  New List Serve Available
  Cargo Tank Vapor Recovery Program
  New List Serve Available
January 29, 2003
  April 10-11, 2003 at the Sacramento Convention Center
January 27, 2003
  Woodburning Handbook
  Learn More About Fireplaces and Gas/Pellet/Wood Stoves
January 23, 2003
  Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Fuels Activities for 2003
  Notice of Public Meeting on February 20, 2003
January 17, 2003
  New List Serve
  AB 1173 Indoor Air Quality Report
January 16, 2003
  Status of California's M17 SIP Strategy to Reduce Emissions
  Notice of Public Meeting on 1/31/03 to Update the Board
January 15, 2003
  Draft 2003 South Coast SIP Document Available
  View the draft 2003 South Coast SIP for ozone and particulate matter.
January 14, 2003
  ARB Board Meeting Agenda
  Held in Sacramento on January 31, 2003 - Webcast @9:00 AM
January 10, 2003
  Alternatives to Burning: The Biomass Solution
  Search the Map-based Database for Resources Near You
  Regulatory Documents for the 2003 Amendments to the California ZEV Regulation
  ZEV Regulation - 2003 Amendments Web page
January 08, 2003
  Chairman’s Air Pollution Seminar Series - Scott Fruin
  Exposure to Diesel Exhaust PM in Vehicles: Implications for Exposure Assessment
  Executive Officer Mike Kenny to Leave the ARB
  Governor Davis Appoints Sacramento Superior Court Judges
  Notice of January 23-24, 2003 Board Meeting Postponement
  Now Scheduled for January 31, 2003
January 07, 2003
  Public Workshop to Discuss Ozone Transport Regulations
  Staff propose amendments to the ozone transport regulations




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