2005 Statewide Railyard Agreement Meeting Archives

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Board Meetings


April 24, 2008

The Board Meeting to Consider an Update on the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement in Oakland from 9:00 a.m.

- Meeting Agenda. (link to the Board Meeting webpage)

- Update on the Implementation of the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement (PDF-487kb)

July 27, 2007

The Board Meeting to Consider an Update on the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement in Sacramento from 8:30 a.m.

- Meeting Agenda. (link to the Board Meeting webpage)

- Update on the Implementation of the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement (PDF-1.92mb)

January 25, 2007

The Board Meeting to Consider an Update on the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement in Sacramento from 9:00 a.m.

- Meeting Agenda. (link to the Board Meeting webpage)

- ARB Status Report on the Implementation of the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement (PDF-348k)

July 20, 2006

The Board Meeting to Consider an Update on the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement in Sacramento from 9:00 a.m.

- Meeting Agenda. (link to the Board Meeting webpage)

- ARB Status Report on the Implementation of the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement (PDF-348k)

January 27, 2006

The Board Meeting to Consider an Update on the Implementation of the ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement and to take Action as Approriate will be held at the California Air Resources Board in Sacramento, CA from 8:30 a.m.

- Meeting Agenda. (link to the Board Meeting webpage)

- ARB Status Report on the Implementation of the ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement (PDF-3,660k)

- ARB Staff Presentation: (PDF 1.64mb)
 
- To send an electronic written comment to the Board, please click here (then click on the List Name:ry2006 and follow the instructions).

October 27, 2005

The Board Meeting for the ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement was held on October 27, 2005 at the California Air Resources Board Auditorium in El Monte, CA.

- Board Meeting Documents:

- Staff Report for the Public Meeting to Consider the ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement

  • Staff Report - (PDF-1.6 mb)
  • List of Appendices: (PDF-7k)
    • Attachment A - ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement: Particulate Emissions Reduction Program - (PDF-196k)
    • Attachment B - Resolution 05-40 - Dated July 21, 2005 - (PDF-9k)
    • Attachment C - List of Individuals that Testified at the Public Consultation Meetings - (PDF-21k)
    • Attachment D - List of Individuals that Attended the Public Consultation Meetings - (PDF-24k)
    • Attachment E - List of Individuals and Organizations that Provided Written Comments - (PDF-19k)

(If you wish to obtain a hard copy of the report, please call (916) 323-1069)

- Public Comments Raising Legal Issues and Agency Responses - (PDF-1.45MB)

August 31, 2005

Southern California: August 31, 2005 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. in the City of Commerce, CA

August 10, 2005

Northern California: August 10, 2005 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. in Sacramento



Locomotive Technology Symposiums


 April 10-11, 2013Transitioning to Zero-Emission Freight Transport Technologies Symposium: April 10-11, 2013 from 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. in Diamond Bar, CA

 June 10, 2009

The fifth public meeting to discuss potential future emission control measures to reduce railroad emissions as part of the Statewide Rail Yard Agreement from 8:30 A.M. to 4:45 P.M. in Sacramento, California


1.  Panel Discussion: U.S. EPA's 2008 Locomotive Rulemaking
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agengcy 
    • General Electric
    • ElectroMotive

2.  ARB Perspective: California's Needs for Further Locomotive and
     Railyard Emissions Reduction

2.  Railroad Perspectives: U.S. EPA 2008 Locomotive Rulemaking - One Year Later
      • Union Pacific Railroad 
      • BNSF Railway 

3.  Updates on Locomotive Exhaust Aftertreatment

4.  Updates on Locomotive Projects

5.  Update of SCR Systems in Medium Duty Regional Locomotives

6.  Update on Solutions for Low Emission Locomotives

7.  Panel Discussion: How Technology is Proven Suitable and Durable
    • ElectroMotive
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agengcy
    • General Electric
    • Union Pacific Railroad (PDF - 437k)
    • BNSF Railway
    • South Coast Air Quality Management District (PDF - 196k)

8.  
Panel Discussion: Retrofits - Lessons Learned in the Field

9.  
Union Pacific Railroad Comments on Future Locomotive Aftertreatment
    • Union Pacific Railroad

10.  BNSF Railway Comments on Future Locomotive Aftertreatment
    • BNSF Railway

December 31, 2008

2007 Progress Report on Semiannual Public Meetings to Evaluate Future Railroad Emission Control Measures - A joint effot between the ARB, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad (PDF-49k)

November 28, 2007

The fourth public meeting to discuss potential future emission control measures to reduce railroad emissions as part of the Statewide Rail Yard Agreement from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. in El Monte, California


1. ARB Perspective - The Need for Retrofit Technology

2.
Railroad Perspective - From Idea to Market: Successes and Limitations of New Technologies

3. Updates on Locomotive Exhaust Aftertreatment Retrofit Technology
  • Freight Applications
    • "U.S. Locomotive Aftertreatment Retrofit Progress Report, SwRI Test Programs" by Southwest Research Institute (PDF - 2.8mb)
  • Passenger Applications
    • "Three Locomotive Demonstration Projects" by South Coast AQMD (PDF - 700k)
    • "ARB Rail Technology Symposium: Diesel Oxidation Catalyst" by MotivePower (PDF - 3.1mb)

4. Other Technologies in Development
  • "Fuel Cell Locomotives for Zero-Emissions Urban Rail" by Vehicle Projects LLC (PDF - 2.9mb)
  • "Hybrid on the main line" by General Electric Company (PDF - 1.1mb)
  • "Evaluation of Natural Gas-fueled Locomotives" (PDF - 1.1mb)
 June 06, 2007

The third public meeting to discuss potential future emission control measures to reduce railroad emissions as part of the Statewide Rail Yard Agreement from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. in Sacramento, California

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-37k)
  • Revised Agenda (June 5th, 2007) (PDF-43k)
  • Webcast
  • Presentations:

    1. U.S. EPA Proposed Locomotive Rulemaking

    • "EPA's Locomotive (and Marine Diesel) Proposal" by U.S. EPA (PDF-498k)
    • "Emissions Control Technology for Tier 4 Locomotive Applications" by U.S. EPA (PDF-1.5mb)

    2. Summary of Locomotive Aftertreatment Applications

    • "Summary of Locomotive Aftertreatment Applications" by Southwest Research Institute (PDF-5.8mb)

    3. Locomotive Aftertreatment Design Concepts

    • "Locomotive Aftertreatment Concepts" by Southwest Research Institute (PDF-1.5mb)

4. Aftertreatment Perspective

    • "Aftertreatment Perspective" by General Electric Company

      Summary (PDF-1mb)
      Full version (MOV-128mb)* recorded via webcast

      *Note: This is a QuickTime file format, if you encounter difficulties viewing this file please download the QuickTime player.

    5. Locomotive Experiences

    • "Summary of Locomotive Aftertreatment Applications" by Electromotive Diesel, Inc (PDF-2.1mb)

    6. BNSF Comments On Future Locomotive Aftertreatment

    • "Locomotive Aftertreatment Concepts" by BNSF Railway (PDF-1.6mb)

7. UPRR Comments On Future Locomotive Aftertreatment

    • "Comments on Future EPA (Tier 4) Locomotive Emissions Aftertreatment Technologies" by Union Pacific Railroad (PDF-1.6mb)
October 20, 2006

2006 Progress Report on Semiannual Public Meetings to Evaluate Future Railroad Emission Control Measures - A joint effot between the ARB, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad (PDF-49k)

July 13, 2006

The second public meeting to discuss potential future emission control measures to reduce railroad emissions as part of the Statewide Rail Yard Agreement from 9:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. in Sacramento, California.

  • Revised Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-86k)
  • Meeting Flyer (PDF-42k)
  • Presentations:

    1. "EPA’s Rulemaking for Clean Diesel Locomotives" by U.S EPA (PDF-1,000k)

    2. European Locomotive Experiences

    • "European Locomotive Experiences: South Coast AQMD Perspective" by South Coast AQMD (PDF-224k)
    • "Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Technology for New & Retrofitted Locomotives in the US and Europe" by Union Pacific (B&W: PDF-588k)
    • "Exhaust Emissions Controls for Diesel Locomotives – Experience in Europe" by MIRATECH Corp. (PDF-1,117k)

    3. Locomotive Research and Demonstration Projects

    • "Locomotive Research and Demonstration Projects: Advanced Locomotive Emission Control System Demonstration at Roseville Rail Yard" by Placer County Air Pollution Control District (B&W: PDF-4,020k)
    • "Controlling Diesel Locomotive Start-Up and Idle Exhaust Emissions at SNCF l’Ourcq (Paris)" by Southwest Research Institute (PDF-990k)
    • "California Emissions Program: PM Reduction from EMD Switcher Locomotives" by Southwest Research Institute (PDF-990k)
    • "Low-Emission Locomotive Projects" by South Coast AQMD (PDF-1,572k)
    • " Hybrid Locomotives: Better Economics, Better Environment" by Rail Power Technologies Corp. (PDF-1,280k)
    • "Ultra-low Emissions "Genset" Switchers" by Union Pacific (PDF-914k)

    4. United States Locomotive Experiences

    • "Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. Locomotive Experiences" by Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (B&W: PDF-875k)
    • "GE Transportation: Driving toward lower emissions" by General Electric (PDF-1,060k)
April 25, 2006

The initial public meeting to discuss potential future emission control measures to reduce railroad emissions as part of the Statewide Rail Yard Agreement from 8:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. in El Monte, California

  • Meeting Notice and Agenda (PDF-131k)
  • Presentations:

1) "Multi-Engine GenSet - Ultra Low Emissions Road-Switcher Locomotive" by National Railway Equipment Company (PDF-24,046k)

2) "Hybrid Locomotives" by Railpower Technologies Corp. (PDF-6,801k)

3) "AESS and Other Emission Reduction Strategies" by ElectroMotive (PDF-40k)

4) "Smart Start" by ZTR Control Systems (PDF-10,070k)



Community Meetings

September 15, 2009 Public workshop to present ARB's Draft Locomotive and Railyard Recommendations Report 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. at the City of Commerce Council Chambers - Commerce, CA
May 7, 2009 Community Meeting to discuss UP's initial draft of the Mira Loma Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Jurupa Valley Highschool, Library  - Mira Loma, CA
April 23, 2009 Community Meeting to discuss BNSF Railway's initial draft of the Richmond Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Senior Heritage Apartments, Conference Room - Richmond, CA
April 21, 2009 Community Meeting to discuss UP's initial draft of the Stockton Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Stribley Community Center, Multipurpose Room - Stockton, CA
March 26, 2009 Community Meeting to discuss BNSF Railway's initial draft of the Watson Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Watson/Wilmington Senior Citizen Center - Wilmington, CA
March 24, 2009 Community Meeting to discuss BNSF Railway's initial draft of the San Diego Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Dolores Magdaleno Memorial Recreation Center - San Diego, CA
March 12, 2009 Community Meeting to discuss BNSF Railway's initial draft of the Stockton Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. at the Stribley Community Center, Multipurpose Room - Stockton, CA
March 5, 2009 Community Meeting to discuss Union Pacific's initial draft of the LATC Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. at the Our Lady Help of Christians Church - Los Angeles, CA
February 24, 2009 Community Meeting to discuss BNSF Railway's initial draft of the Barstow Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the City of Barstow Council Chambers - Barstow, CA
January 21, 2009 Community Meeting to discuss Union Pacific's initial draft of the Colton Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Gonzales Community Center - Colton, CA
December 9, 2008 Community Meeting to discuss Union Pacific's initial draft of the Oakland Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the West Oakland Senior Center - Multipurpose Room - Oakland, CA
December 2, 2008 Community Meeting to discuss Union Pacific's initial draft of the City of Industry Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the City of Industry City Hall - Council Chambers - City of Industry, CA
November 12, 2008 Community meeting to discuss Union Pacific's initial draft of the ICTF/Dolores Railyards Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at Stephens Middle School - Long Beach, CA
October 16, 2008 Community meeting to discuss BNSF's initial draft of the Hobart, Commerce-Eastern, and Sheila Mechanical Railyard Mitigation Plans from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the City of Commerce Council Chambers - Commerce, CA
October 15, 2008 Community meeting to discuss Union Pacific's initial draft of the Commerce Railyard Mitigation Plan from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the City of Commerce Council Chambers - Commerce, CA
October 1, 2008 Community meeting to discuss BNSF's initial draft of the San Bernardino Railyard Mitigation Plan.
May 8, 2008

BNSF San Bernardino: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for the BNSF San Bernardino Railyard from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the City of San Bernardino Council Chambers - San Bernardino, CA

May 7, 2008

BNSF Barstow: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for the BNSF Barstow Railyard from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the City of Barstow Council Chambers - Barstow, CA

May 6, 2008

BNSF San Diego: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for the BNSF San Diego Railyard from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Dolores Magdaleno Memorial Recreation Center  - San Diego, CA

March 18, 2008

ICTF and Dolores: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for the UP ICTF and Dolores Railyards from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. in Silverado Park Social Hall - Long Beach, CA

March 12, 2008

Colton: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for the UP Colton Railyard from 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. at the Bloomington High School Cafeteria - Bloomington, CA

March 11, 2008

City of Industry: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for UP City of Industry Railyard from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. at the City of Industry City Hall - Council Chambers - City of Industry, CA

December 4-6, 2007

The first community meeting to discuss potential railyard mitigation measures to reduce the risks identified in the Health Risk Assessments in Northern California.

Stockton:
UP Stockton Railyard
December 4, 2007
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
McKinley Recreation Center - Stockton, CA

Stockton:
BNSF Stockton Railyard
December 5, 2007
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
McKinley Recreation Center - Stockton, CA

Richmond:
BNSF Richmond Railyard
December 6, 2007
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Senior Heritage Apartments - Richmond, CA

November 13, 2007
The first community meeting to discuss the format for evaluating and addressing non-cancer health effects.
  • Meeting Notice: (PDF-41k)
  • Presentations:
    • ARB Staff Presentations-
      • "Public Meeting To Discuss Railyard Non-Cancer Health Effects" (PDF-1.3 MB)
      • "Non-Cancer Health Impacts Methodology" (PDF- 60 KB)
  November 5-8,  
  2007

The first community meeting to discuss potential railyard mitigation measures to reduce the risks identified in the Health Risk Assessments in Southern California.

Watson/Wilmington:
BNSF Watson Railyard
November 5, 2007
11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Chamber of Commerce Facility - City of Wilmington, CA

City of Commerce:
BNSF Hobart Railyard, BNSF Sheila Railyard, BNSF Commerce-Eastern Railyard November 5, 2007
6:00 P.M.- 9:00P.M.
Doubletree Hotel - City of Commerce, CA

Los Angeles:
UP LATC Railyard
November 7, 2007
11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
San Antonio Winery - Los Angeles, CA

Mira Loma:
UP Mira Loma Railyard
November 7, 2007
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Jurupa Valley High School - Mira Loma, CA

City of Commerce:
UP Commerce Railyard
November 8, 2007
6:00 P.M.- 9:00P.M.
Doubletree Hotel - City of Commerce, CA

July 12, 2007

Stockton: Second Community Meeting to discuss comments on the release of the Draft ARB HRA for the two Stockton Railyards from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. in Stribley Community Center - Stockton, CA

July 11, 2007

Richmond: Second Community Meeting to discuss comments on the release of the Draft ARB HRA for the BNSF Richmond Railyard from 6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. in Senior Heritage Apartments - Richmond, CA

June 26-28, 2007

Watson/Wilmington: Second Community Meeting to discuss comments on the release of the Draft ARB HRA for BNSF Watson Railyard from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. on June 26, 2007 in Wilmington Senior Center - City of Wilmington, CA

City of Commerce: Second Community Meeting to discuss comments on the release of the Draft ARB HRA Reports for the Four Commerce Railyards from 6:00 P.M.- 10:00P.M. on June 27, 2007 in City Hall Council Chambers - City of Commerce, CA

  • Meeting Notice: (PDF-260k)
  • (For webcast, please visit the City of Commerce website and find "City Channel Video Stream" on the bottom right corner of the webpage)

Los Angeles: Second Community Meeting to discuss comments on the release of the Draft ARB HRA for UP LATC Railyard from 11:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M. on June 28, 2007 in Barbara's at the Brewery - Los Angeles, CA

Mira Loma: Second Community Meeting to discuss comments on the release of the Draft ARB HRA for UP Mira Loma Railyard from 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. on June 28, 2007 in Jurupa Valley High School - Mira Loma, CA

June 13, 2007

Richmond: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for the Richmond Railyard from 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. in Courtyard Marriott - Richmond, CA

June 5, 2007

Stockton: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for the two Stockton Railyards from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. in Stribley Community Center - Stockton, CA

May 25, 2007

Watson/Wilmington: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for BNSF Watson Railyard from 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. in Wilmington Senior Center - City of Wilmington, CA

May 24, 2007

Mira Loma: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for UP Mira Loma from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. in Jurupa Valley High School - Mira Loma, CA

May 24, 2007

Los Angeles: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA for UP LATC from 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. in Barbara's at the Brewery - Los Angeles, CA

May 23, 2007

City of Commerce: Community Meeting to discuss the release of the Draft ARB HRA Reports for the Four Commerce Railyards from 6:30 P.M.- 8:30P.M. in City Hall Council Chambers - City of Commerce, CA



September 14, 2006

West Oakland Community Meeting:  Roundtable Discussion on Planned Studies to Estimate Health Risk from Diesel Soot Pollution in West Oakland. 

Meeting will be held on (Thursday) September 14, 2006 from 4:30-7:00 P.M. at the Port of Oakland, lst Floor Exhibit Room, 530 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607.

ARB Contact:  Cynthia Marvin at (916) 322-7236.

  August 30, 2006

City of Commerce: Community Meeting to discuss the Draft ARB Railyard HRA and Emission Inventory Methodology Guidelines starting from 6:00 P.M. in Council Chambers - City of Commerce, CA

(For webcast, please visit the City of Commerce website and find "City Channel Video Stream" on the bottom right corner)

  August 28, 2006

Sacramento: Community Meeting to discuss the Draft ARB Railyard HRA
and Emission Inventory Methodology Guidelines starting from 2:00 P.M. in Cal EPA Headquarter - Sacramento, CA

(For webcast, please click here)

  July 13, 2006

Oakland: Bay Area Community Meeting hosted by UP and BNSF regarding "Basic Railroad Operations" from 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

  June 14, 2006

San Bernardino: Community Meeting from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M hosted
by BNSF and ARB at City of San Bernardino Council Chambers - 300 North “D” Street - San Bernardio.

  May 30, 2006

San Diego: Community Meeting from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M hosted
by BNSF and ARB at Dolores Magdaleno Memorial Recreation Center - 2902 Marcy Ave - San Diego.

  May 17, 2006

ICTF/Long Beach: Community Meeting from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M hosted
by Union Pacific Rail Road and ARB at Stephen Middle School -
1830 West Columbia St - Long Beach.

  May 13, 2006

Commerce: Community Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M hosted by Union Pacific Rail Road and ARB at Bandini Park - 4725 Astor Ave - Commerce.

  May 12, 2006

City of Industry: Community Meeting from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M hosted by Union Pacific Rail Road and ARB at City of Industry Council Chambers - 15651 East St - City of Industry.

  May 11, 2006

Colton: Community Meeting from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M hosted by Union Pacific Rail Road and ARB at Gonzales Community Center - 670 Colton Ave - Colton.

  May 09, 2006

Mira Loma: Community Meeting from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M hosted by Union Pacific Rail Road and ARB at Jurupa Valley High School - 10551 Bellgrave Ave - Mira Loma.

  April 24, 2006

Los Angeles Transportation Center (LATC): Community Meeting from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M hosted by Union Pacific Rail Road and ARB.

  April 18, 2006

Stockton: Community Meeting starting at 6:00 P.M. with BNSF at Stribley Community Center - 1760 East Sonora Street - Stockton.

  April 13, 2006

Stockton: Community Meeting starting at 6:00 P.M. with Union Pacific Rail Road at Stribley Community Center - 1760 East Sonora Street - Stockton.

  February 8, 
  2006

West Oakland: Community Meeting with Union Pacific Rail Road starting at 6:00 P.M. hosted by Bay Area AQMD.

  February 7, 
  2006

Richmond: Community Meeting with BNSF starting at 6:00 P.M. hosted by Bay Area AQMD.



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