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arbcombo -- South Coast Air Quality Management Districtís Smog Check Technology Forum and Roundtable Posted: 16 Mar 2007 14:44:48
South Coast Air Quality Management Districtís Smog Check Technology Forum and Roundtable Discussion Wednesday, March 21, 2007 -- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. South Coast Air Quality Management District Headquarters Auditorium 21865 Copley Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765 Background Californiaís Smog Check Program has been, and continues to be, the cornerstone of a regional air districtís control strategy for purposes of demonstrating the regionís ability to attain healthful ambient air quality standards. For the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD), which experiences the highest ozone and fine particulate matter concentrations in the country, and where more than 11 million cars are registered and driven in the region, emissions from automobiles and other vehicles dominate the overall emissions inventory. Recent studies have shown that in-use emissions from vehicles are critical to a regionís ability to achieve healthful ambient air quality standards, in-use testing program has drawn very focused attention. It has long been suspected that many vehicles are not in compliance with Californiaís Smog Check Program requirements which results in a small fraction of vehicles contributing a majority of the pollution for that particular vehicle category. Technology Forum Description AQMD is pleased to host this one-day technology forum and roundtable discussion on current and upcoming technologies which could be applied to improve Californiaís Smog Check Program and to examine opportunities for additional emission reductions. The morning sessions will consist of formal presentations by a panel of experts on the smog check program. Topics will include program implementation, emissions estimates, repair issues, remote sensing, on-board diagnostics and measurement of particulate emissions. In the afternoon, there will be a roundtable discussion among the panelists to facilitate exchange of views and suggestions. The roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Judith Lamare, Acting Chair of the California Inspection and Maintenance Review Committee. Members of the public will also be able to ask questions of the Technology Forum/Roundtable participants. A technical summary of the panel discussion will be prepared and made available on the AQMD website. The AQMD encourages anyone interested in this topic to attend this forum free of charge. This forum will also be webcast live, and copies of the agenda, presentations, and the webcast will be posted on the AQMDís Technology Forum/Roundtable website at http://www.aqmd.gov/tao/ConferencesWorkshops/techforum.htm. If you have any questions about this forum, contact Mr. Dean Saito, Manager Mobile Source Strategies, (909) 396-2647. You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: research, seminars.