LOCATION:

California Environmental Protection Agency
Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium, Second Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

"REVISED"


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May 26, 2005
9:00 a.m.

Agenda  Item #

 Agenda Topic  
     

05-5-4

Public Meeting to Update the Board on Hydrogen Highway  
  The Hydrogen Blueprint plan is a State initiative to promote the use of hydrogen as a means of diversifying our sources of transportation energy while ensuring environmental and economic benefits. The presentation will include the plan's development process, key findings and recommendations. In addition, the Board will be provided with updates on the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) and the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative (CaSFCC) and their role in implementing the plan. The presentations will include summaries of the organization, its activities and accomplishments.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  
     
     

05-5-1

Report to the Board on a Health Update: Prenatal Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and the Development of Respiratory Symptoms in Young Infants  
  Staff will present the results of a study of pregnant women and their infants exposed to airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), an important component of diesel exhaust. The study found a significant increase in respiratory symptoms in the infants at 12 months of age, as well as some pre-asthma changes in the infants at 24 months of age. The symptoms were most highly correlated with exposure to PAH during pregnancy combined with post-natal environmental tobacco smoke exposure.   
  More Information Staff Presentation  
     
     

05-5-2

Board Meeting to Consider a Research Proposal  
  "Characterization of Off-Road Equipment Population," Eastern Research Group, Inc., Proposal No. 2584-248.   
  Staff Presentation  
     
     

05-5-3

Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the ATCM for Stationary Compression Ignition Engines  
  On March 17, 2005, the Board took emergency action on the Stationary Engine ATCM by removing the requirement that new stationary agriculture engines greater than 50 horsepower (hp) and less than 175 hp meet the appropriate California and federal off-road certification standards for new engines instead of the 0.15 g/bhp-hr PM standard in the ATCM. This action was based on the limited availability of 0.15 g/bhp-hr PM-compliant engines in the greater than 50 hp to 99 hp range and the limited number of manufacturers offering compliant engines in the 100 hp to less than 175 hp range. The proposed revisions to the ATCM would ensure the continued availability of new off-road California- and federal-compliant stationary agriculture pump engines, in all size ranges by all manufacturers, by making the emergency regulatory changes permanent. Staff will also report to the Board on the availability of stationary emergency back-up engines less than 175 hp that comply with the current 0.15 g/bhp-hr PM standard.   
  More Information Staff Presentation  
     
     

05-5-5

Public Meeting to Update the Board on Compressed Natural Gas and Liquefied Natural Gas in California  
  This agenda item is to update the Board on natural gas issues that may warrant a modification of the regulatory specifications for compressed natural gas motor vehicle fuel. Staff will provide background and a description of the issues. These issues include statewide natural gas supply and usage, changes in natural gas motor vehicle technology, possible impact on mobile and stationary source emissions, and the possible impact of imported liquefied natural gas on California natural gas quality.   
  Staff Presentation   
     
     
OPEN SESSION TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON SUBJECT MATTERS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD

Although no formal Board action may be taken, the Board is allowing an opportunity to interested members of the public to address the Board on items of interest that are within the Board's jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda. Each person will be allowed a maximum of five minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.

THOSE ITEMS ABOVE THAT ARE NOT COMPLETED ON MAY 26 WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING
AT 8:30 A.M. ON MAY 27.

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING:

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