LOCATION:

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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November 15, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

07-11-1:

Health Update: Environmental Justice, Air Pollution, and Health
  Staff will present a summary of recent studies examining the association between socioeconomic status and exposure to air toxics. The findings suggest that ethnicity and income may influence exposure to air toxics which may, in turn, result in adverse health effects. California-specific data from an ARB-funded study will also be presented, showing how socioeconomic factors may impact exposure to air pollution.

 

More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-10-6:

Continuation of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Proposed Regulations to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines on Commercial Harbor Craft Operated Within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline
  The Board heard the staff presentation and the public testimony on this item at an October 26, 2007 hearing. At the conclusion, the Board asked staff to report back at the November 15, 2007 meeting with its further analysis of several issues raised regarding the proposal. After considering this analysis, the Board plans to take appropriate action.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-11-3:

Report to the Board on the 2007 Legislative Update
  Staff from the Legislative Office will present a review of air quality legislation for the first year of the 2007-2008 Legislative Session.
  Staff Presentation
   

07-11-4:

Public Meeting to Hear a Report on Staff's Review of Additional Local Emission Controls in the San Joaquin Valley
  ARB staff will present its evaluation of additional local control measures for accelerating 8-hour ozone attainment in the San Joaquin Valley. The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, pending its evaluation, could add all or portions of these recommended control measures to its 8-hour ozone SIP.
  Staff Presentation
   

07-11-5:

Public Hearing to Consider Approval of Modified Transportation Conformity Budgets Contained in the 2007 Air Quality Management Plan for Attaining the Federal 8-Hour Ozone and PM2.5 Standards in the South Coast Air Basin and the Coachella Valley
  Augmentation of the South Coast 2007 AQMP to include additional control measures by the Board at its September 27, 2007 meeting require modification of the transportation conformity budgets for the South Coast Air Basin and for the Coachella Valley. The staff will present modified budgets to the Board for consideration in conformance with federal Clean Air Act requirements.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-11-6:

Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the AB 1007 Alternative Fuels Plan
  Staff will present for the Board's consideration the State Alternative Fuels Plan Report required by Assembly Bill 1007 (Chapter 371, Statutes of 2005). Assembly Bill 1007 requires the California Energy Commission and the Air Resources Board to develop a plan to increase the use of alternative fuels.
  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:

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 following 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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