2006 Public Meetings and Documents Regarding Reformulated Gasoline and Related Issues

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2006

Public Meetings and Documents

November 16, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to discuss issues pertaining to updating the CaRFG3 Predictive Model.

  • Public Meeting Notice (PDF-30k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation:
    • Fuels Workshop (SSD) (PDF-858k)
    • Emission Inventory (PTSD) (PDF-52k)
    • Other Presentations:
      • "Predictive Model for Tech 5 CO: Oxygen Interactions" by Jonathan Cohen (ICF International) (PDF-28k)     
      • "CO Offset in PM" (PDF-664k) by Gary Z. Whitten (Smog Reyes).

October 27, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss issues pertaining to updating the CaRFG3 Predictive Model.

October 16, 2006

Joint workshop between California Energy Commission and ARB in Sacramento, California starting at 10:00 a.m. concerning the State Plan of Increase the Use of Alternative Transportation Fuels.

October 6, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss issues pertaining to updating the CaRFG3 Predictive Model.

September 22, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss issues pertaining to updating the CaRFG3 Predictive Model.

  • Agenda (PDF-4k)
  • Public Meeting Notice (PDF-188k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation:
  • Other Presentations:
    • "Uncertainties of Oxygen NOx Effect from Predicitive Model" by Jonathan Cohen (ICF International) (PDF-280k)     
    • "WSPA Comments on Predictive Model Exhaust Emissions" by Jim Uihlein (Western States Petroleum Association) (PDF-12k)
    • "Ethanol Predictive Model Concerns" by Gary Herwick (Transportation Fuels Consulting) (PDF-9k)

August 25, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities. Topics include Alternative Fuels, Proposals for Flexibility, Enforceability, Consistency and California Predictive Model.

  • Public Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-112k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation (PDF-57k)
  • Other Presentations:
    • "Continuing Ethanol Permeation Issues" by Tom Darlington (AIR Inc., for Western States Petroleum Association and Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers) (PDF-67k)
    • "Summary of Ethanol Impacts on Permeation" by Albert M. Hochhauser
    • (Western States Petroleum Association) (PDF-49k)

August 11, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities. Topics include Alternative Fuels, Proposals for Flexibility, Enforceability, Consistency and California Predictive Model.

  • Public Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-112k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation:
  • Other Presentations:
    • "CRC E-65-3 Interim Report Summary Fuel Permeation from Automotive Systems: E0, E6, E10 and E85" (PDF-136k)
      by Mike Ingham (Coordinating Research Council).

July 24, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities. Topics include Alternative Fuels, Proposals for Flexibility, Enforceability, Consistency and California Predictive Model.

  • Public Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-112k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation (PDF-142k)
  • Other Presentations:
    • "Comments on ARB Ethanol Permeation Inventory Estimates" (PDF-22k) by Tom Darlington (AIR Inc. for Western
    • States Petroleum Association).
    • "WSPA Comments on Predictive Model Update" (PDF-65k) by Albert M. Hochhauser (Western States Petroleum Association).

July 10, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities. Topics include Alternative Fuels, Proposals for Flexibility, Enforceability, Consistency and California Predictive Model.

  • Public Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-112k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation (PDF-53k)
  • Other Presentations:
    • "Thoughts on Tech Group Definitions for New Predictive Model" (PDF-50k) by Tom Darlington (AIR Inc. for Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and General Motors).
    • "Evaluation of Differences in Vehicle Response within the Tech 5 Data" (PDF-69k) by James P. Uihlein (BP).
    • "CO Reactivity Update" (PDF-432) by Gary Z. Whitten (Smog Reyes).

June 30, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities. Topics include Alternative Fuels, Proposals for Flexibility, Enforceability, Consistency and California Predictive Model.

  • Public Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-35k)
  • ARB Technical Memos to Estimate Ethanol Permeation:
  • ARB Staff Presentations:

June 16, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities. Topics include Alternative Fuels, Proposals for Flexibility, Enforceability, Consistency and California Predictive Model.

  • Public Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-35k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation (PDF-64k)
  • Other Presentations:
    • "Biodiesel Emissions Test Summary" (PDF- 293k) by Michael Redemer (Oryxe Energy)
    • "The Predictive Model and EMFAC" (PDF- 57k) by Ben Hancock (PTSD - Air Resources Board)

May 24, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. to discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities. Topics include AB679, E85 Alternative Fuel, Suggested Biodiesel Policy, Proposals for Flexibility, Enforceability, Consistency and California Predictive Model.

  • Public Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-971k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation (PDF-76k)
  • Other Presentations:
    • "WSPA Comments on Predictive Models Update" (PDF-64k) by Albert M. Hochhauser (WSPA).
    • "Alliance - Predictive Model Current Concerns and Questions" (PDF-7k) by Tom Darlington (Air Improvement Resource)
    • "The Predictive Model and EMFAC" (PDF- 224k) by Ben Hancock (PTSD - Air Resources Board)

April 27, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities. Topics include Proposals for Flexibility, Emission Inventory, Predictive Model, Permeation, Test Methods, Alternative Fuels, Diesel Fuel Conductivity, and AB679.

April 27, 2006

ARB Predictive Model Workgroup in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to discuss issues regarding the development of changes to the California Predictive Model for California reformulated gasoline.

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-49k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation (PDF-31k)
  • Other Presentations:
    • "A VOC Offset from CO" (PDF-1,800k) and "The Potential VOC Offset by Carbon Monoxide Reduction" (PDF-3,500k) by Gary Whitten (Smog Reyes)
    • "Review of ARBís 11/05 Estimates of the Impact of Ethanol on Mobile Source Permeation VOC Inventories" by Tom Darlington (Air Improvement Resource) (PDF-11k)     

March 2006

A draft report, "The Ozone Impact of Permeation VOC Relative to Carbon Monoxide," has been completed. The draft summarizes the ARB staff's urban airshed modeling results to assess the potential impacts of increased VOC permeation emissions relative to CO emissions from on-road vehicles on ozone air quality in the South Coast modeling domain. If you have any comments or questions on the report, please contact Dr. Dongmin Luo at (916) 324-8496 or dluo@arb.ca.gov. A hardcopy of the draft can be downloaded from the Research web page.

February 14, 2006

ARB Fuels Workshop in Sacramento, California from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to discuss the ARB's regulatory and non-regulatory fuel activities. Topics include Proposals for Flexibility, Enforceability, and Consistency of CaRFG3, Predictive Model, Permeation and Test Methods, Alternative Fuels.

  • Public Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-56k)
  • ARB Staff Presentation (PDF-40k)
  • ARB Staff Proposed Amendments to Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Regulations (PDF-15k)
  • CRC E-67 Summary Presentation by Mike Ingham (PDF-82k)
  • NExBTL Renewable Diesel Presentation by Cal Hodge (PDF-656k)

February 14, 2006

ARB Predictive Model Workgroup in Sacramento, California from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to discuss issues regarding the development of changes to the California Predictive Model for California reformulated gasoline.

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