What's New Archive January 1, 2007 - June 11, 2007

This page last reviewed July 20, 2010


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

June 2007
June 11, 2007
  Board Meeting Agenda for 6/21 & 6/22, 2007 - LAX Marriott
  This meeting will also be webcast.
June 08, 2007
  Anti-Idling Requirements for Sleeper Berth Trucks
  Please view our new webpage describing the January 2008 requirments re: the anti-idling regulation for heavy-duty vehicles, and also take a look at our fact sheet.
June 06, 2007
  In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation Workgroup Meeting
  Overall cost
  In-Use Off-road Diesel Vehicle Regulation Workgroup Meeting
  Public workgroup meeting to discuss potential costs for fleets
June 04, 2007
  Locomotive Technology Symposium
  Aftertreatment Design Concepts
June 01, 2007
  Pleasure Craft Test Plan Public Workshop
  Staff will discuss the new test plan to develop inventory emission factors and evaluate control technology to control evaporative emissions from spark-ignited marine engines.

May 2007
May 31, 2007
  Public Workshops on Revisions to the Carl Moyer Program
  ARB staff will hold a workshop on July 18, 2007 in Fresno to solicit input, share proposals, and allow public participation.
  2006 ARB Enforcement Report
  Annual Report for 2006.
  Report on Technology for Zero Emission Vehicles
  Board hears the results of a year-long analysis of Zero Emission Vehicle technology progress.
  Board Meeting Agenda for June 14, 2007 - Fresno
  This meeting will also be webcast.
May 30, 2007
  Global Warming Environmental Justice Advisory Committee
  Global Warming Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Meeting
  Ocean-going Ship Main Engine Workshop
  A public workshop to discuss regulatory activities for main engines on ocean-going vessels will be held in Sacramento.
  Public Workshops on Revisions to the Carl Moyer Program
  ARB staff will hold workshops on July 9, 2007 in Sacramento, July 12, 2007 in El Monte, and July 18, 2007 in Fresno to solicit input, share proposals, and allow public participation.
  Public Workshops on Revisions to the Carl Moyer Program
  ARB staff will hold a workshop on July 12, 2007 in El Monte, to solicit input, share proposals, and allow public participation.
May 29, 2007
  Air Cleaner Regulation Workshop - June 11, 2007
  A third public workshop to discuss the revised Draft Air Cleaner Regulation to Limit Ozone Emissions (AB 2276, Pavley, 2006).
  Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee
  Reminder: The meeting is Thursday May 31st at 9:00 a.m. at South Coast AQMD. To be Webcast.
  ARB Press Conference: Federal EPA Hearing on Greenhouse Gas
  The Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a press conference prior to a Federal EPA hearing at Cal/EPA headquarters regarding ARB's request for authority to implement regulations curbing greenhouse gas emissions from new automobiles beginning in 2009.
May 22, 2007
  Commercial Harbor Craft Workshop @ POLA June 27, 2007
  The next workshop will be held at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building - Board Room to discuss the proposed regulation, emission inventory, and cost.
  TRU ATCM Technology Review Workshop
  Public workshop to review control technology options for compliance with the Transport Refrigeration Unit Airborne Toxic Control Measure
  Update on Enhanced Vapor Recovery and In-Station Diagnostics
  Informational meeting regarding Enhanced Vapor Recovery and In-Station Diagnostics at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
  New Publications link on ARB Homepage
  Please visit our new Publications Portal page!
May 17, 2007
  Rail Yard Health Risk Assessments and Mitigation Measures
  Next week, ARB will hold several meetings to release reports assessing the air surrounding several of southern California's rail yards.
May 16, 2007
  Annual Monitoring Network Report for Small Districts
  This report describing ambient air monitoring activities in 19 of the small air districts in California is available for a 30-day public inspection period, beginning with this posting.
  Remote Sensing Pilot Study - Release for Public Comment
  A study on the potential to use Remote Sensing Device technology to improve the Smog Check program has been completed. The comment period on the reports has been extended. Comments are due by June 29, 2007.
  Hearings Scheduled on ARB's Climate Change (AB 1493) Rule on May 30th. – Link Expired
  U.S. EPA has scheduled two hearings on ARB's rule reducing greenhouse gases from motor vehicles. To be Webcast
May 15, 2007
  In-use Off-road Diesel Vehicle Regulation Fact Sheets
  Five fact sheets concerning the proposed in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation are posted. They include: Overview; Summary of Health and Emission Benefits; Small Fleet Provisions; Medium and Large Fleet Provisions; and Compliance Examples.
  Proposed $25 Million Alternative Fuel Incentive Staff Report
  Staff Report for the Proposed $25 Million Alternative Fuels Incentives Program to be considered at the ARB Public Meeting in San Diego May 24, 2007
May 11, 2007
  Public Workshop to discuss the 1990 GHG Emissions Level and the Mandatory GHG Reporting Requirements
May 02, 2007
  Architectural Coatings SCM Workshop
  Meetin to be held in Sacramento June 6, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.

April 2007
April 30, 2007
  Chair's Air Pollution Seminar - Robert Clickner, Ph. D.
  "Analysis of Building Characteristics and Indoor Environmental Quality in California Classrooms" - Fri., May 4, 9:30 a.m.
April 27, 2007
  Board Meeting Public Agenda for May 24 & 25, 2007 - San Diego
  This meeting will also be webcast
  Revised Draft of California’s SIP for 8-hour Ozone and PM2.5
  The appendices and revised draft of the Proposed State Strategy for California’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) for 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 is now available.
  ARB Limits Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Woods
  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted regulations that require manufacturers of composite woods products, such as hardwood plywood, particleboard and fiberboard to reduce formaldehyde emissions to protect public health.
April 20, 2007
  Early Action Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  Draft report proposes early actions to help meet Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
  Status Report - ZEV Program & ZEV Expert Panel Report
  The staff report & the ZEV Expert Panel report is available for review prior to the May 24-25th Board meeting in San Diego.
  Temporary Website Available April 20-22, 2007
  Documents available for download include the following subjects: Climate Change Early Actions, Composite Wood, In-Use Diesel Vehicles, and ZEV Panel Report materials.
April 19, 2007
  Update on Enhanced Vapor Recovery and In-Station Diagnostics
  Informational meeting regarding Enhanced Vapor Recovery and In-Station Diagnostics at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
April 18, 2007
  ARB Web and List Serve Access Down this Weekend
  Due to computer room maintenance on the Cal/EPA's computer room, web serveices, email, etc. will be down beginning Friday 4:30 p.m. These systems are scheduled to be back up Sunday afternoon.
April 16, 2007
  Clean Green Yard Machines
  San Joaquin Valley residents can trade in their gas-powered mower for a clean electric model. Find out how!
  Verification Procedure Seminar May 10th in El Monte
  Discuss requirements of the Verification Procedure and the application/verification process regarding diesel emission control strategies for diesel engines
  Verification Procedure Amendments Workshop May 10th in El Monte
  Discuss proposed amendments to Verification Procedure, Warranty and In-Use Compliance Requirements for In-Use Strategies to Control Emissions from Diesel Engines
April 12, 2007
  The Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Awards
  Applications must be received or postmarked by Friday, May 25, 2007.
  Second Public Workshop to discuss Discrete Early Actions
  California Air Resources Board Second Public Workshop to discuss Discrete Early Actions Under AB 32 April 23rd, 2007
April 11, 2007
  Portable Outboard Marine Tank Public Workshop
  ARB staff has developed a draft regulatory proposal for portable outboard marine tanks and fuel hose assemblies. This meeting will discuss each of the proposed requirements and include a question and answer period.
April 09, 2007
  Earth Day: April 22, 2007
  Let's celebrate Earth Day!
April 06, 2007
  In-use Off-road Diesel Vehicle Proposed Regulation
  ARB staff have posted the public hearing notice, staff report, and documents for the rulemaking to consider the adoption of a proposed regulation for in-use off-road diesel vehicles.
April 04, 2007
  ARB State Strategy Workshops
  Staff will hold workshops to discuss the development of the draft State Strategy for incorporation in the State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 air quality standards.
April 03, 2007
  Date Change for Harbor Craft Workshop
  Please note that the Harbor Craft Workshop has been rescheduled from April 12 to April 24 at 2 p.m.
  ARB State Strategy Workshops
  Staff will hold workshops to discuss the development of the draft State Strategy for incorporation in the State Implementation Plans (SIPs) for 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 air quality standards
April 02, 2007
  Cleaning Products & Indoor Air Quality – Link Expired
  Fact sheet: Actions you can take to reduce exposures.

March 2007
March 30, 2007
  $225,000 Settlement Reached with Liquid Nails Manufacturer
  ARB has reached a $225,000 settlement with Macco Adhesives for their role in distributing in 316,231 units of Liquid Nails Clear Small Projects & Repair Adhesive with volatile organic compound emissions that exceeded clean air regulations.
March 28, 2007
  Website Customer Survey
  Please take a few moments to complete our website survey and help us serve your information needs better.
March 27, 2007
  Global Warming Environmental Justice Advisory Committee
  Global Warming Environmental Justice Advisory Committee
March 26, 2007
  Multi-District Applicant Conference
  An applicant workshop will be held Friday, March 30, 2007, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Coastal Hearing Room,1001 I Street, Sacramento, California. Call in number for conference call is (888) 373-3590, participant password is 62343.
 
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