LOCATION:

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

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

July 26 & 27, 2007

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NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT: THE PUBLIC MEETING TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE PROPOSED STATE STRATEGY FOR THE CALIFORNIA STATE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (SIP) FOR THE FEDERAL 8-HOUR OZONE AND PM2.5 STANDARDS (PROPOSED STATE STRATEGY) HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 27, 2007

At its June 22, 2007, public meeting the Board received comments on the proposed State Strategy. The Board then continued its consideration to allow staff to investigate whether a postponement until September 2007 would result in potential adverse impacts on transportation planning activities in the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin. Staff has completed its investigation and determined that this delay will not adversely impact these activities. Therefore, the proposed State Strategy has been postponed until the Board's September 27, 2007 meeting, at which the proposed SIP for the South Coast Air Basin is also scheduled to be considered.

July 26, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

07-8-1:

Health Update: Short-Term PM Exposure and Acute Heart Disease
  Long-term exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) has been linked with cardiovascular disease and mortality. Short-term particulate matter exposure also may play a role in triggering acute heart disease events. The publication highlighted in this health update will demonstrate how short-term particulate exposures may contribute to acute coronary events among patients with existing coronary artery disease. This study provides support for the need for increased public efforts to reduce ambient levels of PM for improved public health.

 

More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-5-6:

CONTINUED FROM MAY 25 BOARD MEETING -- Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicles
  The Board will conduct a continuation of a public hearing to consider adopting a regulation to reduce emissions of diesel particulate matter (diesel PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from in-use off-road diesel vehicles that operate in California.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

 July 27, 2007
8:30 a.m.

   

07-8-4:

Public Meeting to Consider Appointment to the Research Screening Committee
  Staff will recommend an appointment to the Board's Research Screening Committee. The committee reviews and recommends air pollution research projects to the Board.
   

07-8-2:

Climate Change: Presentation of Recommendations from the Market Advisory Committee
  The Market Advisory Committee (MAC) was created by Cal/EPA Secretary Linda Adams pursuant to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Executive Order S-20-06. Committee members were appointed based on their experience in the development and implementation of market-based emission reduction programs. The Executive Order charged the Committee with developing recommendations by June 30, 2007 for ARB's consideration on the design of a market-based compliance program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

On June 30, the MAC released its report, "Recommendations for Designing a Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade System for California." This report reflects both areas of consensus and divergence among Committee members. Where consensus was not reached, the report describes the options available and the considerations for choosing among various approaches.

The recommendations of the MAC are not being presented to the Board for approval or disapproval at this time. Rather, the report provides information for consideration in the development of the scoping plan. ARB staff will present a schedule for the development of the scoping plan.
  (More Info link to http://www.climatechange.ca.gov/policies/market_advisory.html - Expired) Staff Presentation -- MAC Presentation
   

07-8-3:

Update the Board on the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement
  Staff will provide an update on the implementation efforts for the Statewide Rail Yard Agreement. The last update was presented at the January 25, 2007 Board meeting.
  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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