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

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

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April 26, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

07-4-1:

Update for the Board on Health Impacts of Fine Particle Components in California
  Staff will report on the results of a recent study in California examining the associations between daily mortality and 19 PM2.5 components, including elemental and organic carbon (EC and OC), nitrates, sulfates, and various metals. Examining the toxicity of components of PM can have important implications for both the establishment of ambient air quality standards and for more targeted PM control strategies. The findings support the hypothesis that combustion-associated pollutants are particularly important in California.

 

More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-4-2:

Public Hearing to Consider Research Proposals (3)
  1. "Evaluation of the Potential Impact of Emissions of HFC-134a from Non-Professional Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning Systems" ARMINES, $130,000.

2. "Perform the Heavy-Duty A/C Refrigerant Inventory," Eastern Research Group, $150,000.

3.."Improvements to Versatile Aerosol Concentration Enrichment System (amendment to 04-332)" University of California, Davis, $29,109.
  Staff Presentation
   

07-4-6:

Report to the Board on the Progress of the State Implementation Plan for the South Coast Air Quality Management District
  Staff will brief the Board on the status of State Implementation Plan (SIP) development for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. 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
   

07-4-3:

Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products
  The staff is proposing an air toxics control measure to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products and finished goods fabricated with these products.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-4-4:

Report to the Board on Global Warming: Principles to Guide AB 32 Implementation
  Staff will present for the Board's consideration and discussion several guiding principles that staff intends to follow as it develops guidelines, plans, policies and regulations to implement the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-4-5:

Public Meeting to Update the Board on ARB's Emission Reduction Plan for Ports and Goods Movement
  Staff will provide an update on progress made in implementing the Emission Reduction Plan for Ports and Goods Movement in California including: rulemakings, enforcement, technological development, public outreach, additional risk assessments and challenges faced.
  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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