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

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March 22, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic  

07-3-1:

Health Update for the Board on Health Effects Associated with Traffic-Related Air Pollution  
  Health effects from traffic-related pollution have recently received much media attention and the subject is an important research priority at ARB. Staff will present findings from several new studies examining associations between traffic-related pollution and outcomes such as asthma, lung function, respiratory symptoms, heart attacks, strokes, and death. Several studies have been conducted right in California, and there are new findings from the Southern California Children's Health Study cohort. This research examined the effect of exposure to traffic on lung function development in children over an 8-year period in 12 southern California communities.  

 

More Information Staff Presentation  
     
     

07-3-2:

Report to the Board on the 2007/08 State Implementation Plan  
  Staff will brief the Board on the status of State Implementation Plan (SIP) development. SIPs for the federal 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 standards are due to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in June 2007 and April 2008 respectively.  
  Staff Presentation  

 

   
     

06-11-5:

ITEM CONTINUED FOR THE DECEMBER 2006 BOARD HEARING:  
  Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Amendments to California Emission Warranty Information Reporting & Recall Regulations and Emission Test Procedures  
  This item was continued from the December 7, 2006 hearing. Staff has made modifications to the original proposal dated October 20, 2006 based on public comments and discussion at the December Board hearing. Amendments will be proposed to the existing Emission Warranty Information Reporting and Recall regulations to require that corrective action be conducted by manufacturers when their warranty claims for an emission control component exceeds a valid four percent failure rate (ten percent unscreened rate). Once a true four percent failure rate is established, manufacturers will be required to either extend their warranties to a vehicle or engine's useful life, or in some cases conduct a recall for the emission component. In addition, the reporting burden has been substantially reduced by raising trigger levels from one to four percent and by reducing the frequency of reporting to yearly instead of quarterly.  

 

More Information Staff Presentation  
     
     

07-3-3

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Statewide PERP Regulation and the ATCM for Diesel-Fueled Portable Engines  
  The Board adopted emergency amendments on December 7, 2006 that allowed the permitting or registration of portable engines that were previously ineligible. The emergency amendments are only effective for a period of 120 days from December 27, 2006. The proposed amendments to be considered at this hearing will make permanent the emergency changes. In addition, there are proposed minor revisions that will improve implementation of the Statewide PERP Regulation.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  
     
     

 07-3-4:

EMERGENCY AMENDMENTS:  
  Public Hearing to Consider Emergency Amendments to the Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) Regulation and the Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Diesel-Fueled Portable Engines  
  The Board adopted 120-day emergency amendments on December 7, 2006 that allowed the permitting or registration of portable engines that were previously ineligible. Staff is proposing amendments that would make permanent the December 7, 2006 emergency regulatory changes to the PERP Regulation and the Portable ATCM, but they will not become effective before the expiration of those emergency amendments. Therefore staff is proposing that the Board once again adopt short term emergency amendments to the PERP Regulation and the Portable ATCM so there will be no loss of regulatory authority between the time the original emergency amendments expire and when the permanent amendments take effect.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  
     
     
  CLOSED SESSION - LITIGATION  
  The Board will hold a closed session as authorized by Government Code section 11126(e) to confer with, and receive advice from, its legal counsel regarding the folllowing pending litigation:

Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Witherspoon, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno), No. CIV-F-04-6663 REC LJO.

Fresno Dodge, Inc. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498.

General Motors Corp. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County),No. 05CE CG02787.

Massachusetts v. E.P.A., 415 F. 3d 50 (D.C. Circ. 2005), Certiorari granted, 126 S. Ct. 2960 (June 26, 2006.)
 
     
     


OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TO COMMENT ON MATTERS OF INTEREST

Board members may identify matters they would like to have noticed for consideration at future meetings and comment on topics of interest; no formal action on these topics will be taken without further notice.

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 three minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.

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