LOCATION:

San Diego Marriott Del Mar Hotel
Grand Ballroom
11966 El Camino Real
San Diego, California 92130

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA


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May 24, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

07-5-1:

Update for the Board on Women and Air Pollution Impacts
  A number of new studies in California and nationwide have shown that elderly women may be particularly sensitive to the impacts of air pollution. ARB's Research Program is also funding new studies to provide information on some of the unanswered questions on the role of air pollution in women's health. This health update will review the effects of long term air pollution exposure in women which results in increased cardiovascular disease and deaths in this newly discovered vulnerable population.

 

More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

07-5-4:

Public Meeting to Approve the Air Pollution Research, Fiscal Year 2007-2008
  Through an annual public solicitation process, the Board evaluates ideas for potential research projects. The draft report, "Planned Air Pollution Research for Fiscal Year 2007-2008" represents the results of the review process and includes project concepts for the ARB's extramural research program for fiscal year 2007-08. The proposed concepts will be brought to the Board in the future as fully designed research proposals.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

07-5-2:

Public Meeting to Consider the 2007 San Diego State Implementation Plan (SIP)
  Staff will recommend Board approval of revisions to the SIP for attaining federal air quality standards in the San Diego Air Basin. The proposed revision demonstrates how San Diego will attain the 8-hour ozone standard by the federal deadline and that other Clean Air Act requirements.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

07-5-3:

Public Meeting to Consider Recommendations for the Allocation of $25 Million for Alternative Fuel Incentives
  Staff will brief the Board on joint Air Resources Board/California Energy Commission recommendations for allocations of the $25 million for the Alternative Fuel Incentives Program.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

07-5-5:

Public Meeting to Consider the Zero Emission Vehicle Program Review: Technology Status Report Presented by the Independent Review Panel
  The purpose of this agenda item is to present information gathered by an Independent Review Panel regarding the status of vehicle technologies needed to meet the Zero Emission Vehicle Program requirements. The information gathered by the panel, along with other information collected by ARB staff, will be used by the Board in determining if modifications to the current program are warranted. ARB staff would return to the Board with proposed modifications later this year if directed by the Board to do so.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

May 25, 2007
8:00 a.m.

   

07-5-6:

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicles
  Off-road diesel vehicles are responsible for nearly a quarter of the total diesel particulate matter (PM) emissions from all sources and nearly a fifth of the total oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from mobile diesel sources. These emissions pose a significant health risk because of their contribution to toxic ambient PM and ozone, which can lead to increased mortality. The proposed regulation would require fleet owners to reduce their diesel PM and NOx emissions by using strategies that include fleet modernization, such as replacing older engines or vehicles with newer cleaner ones, and installation of exhaust retrofits that capture and destroy pollutants before they are emitted to the atmosphere.
  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.
   
   


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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