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Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

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March 27, 2008
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

08-3-1:

HEALTH UPDATE: Wildfire Smoke and Respiratory Symptoms in Children
  This health update will discuss several recent scientific articles that investigated the health effects of fire smoke. The primary article is an analysis of symptoms reported by children enrolled in the Children's Health Study after the October 2003 wildfires in Southern California. The supporting articles investigated responses in adults exposed to controlled concentrations of smoke from a wood stove. Both adults and children reported respiratory symptoms, such as cough and eye irritation, with smoke exposure.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

08-3-5:

Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of the 2008 Proposed Amendments to the California Zero Emission Vehicle Regulations
  Staff is proposing to amend California's existing zero emission vehicle (ZEV) program regulations to address current conditions and trends in zero and near-zero emission vehicle technology development as reported by the Independent Expert Review Panel. The proposed changes also respond to feedback provided by the Board at their May 2007 Board hearing. The proposed changes maintain the pure ZEV requirement and continue pressure to accelerate their development while providing greater flexibility with respect to fuels, technologies, and simplifying compliance pathways.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

08-3-2:

(THIS ITEM WILL BE RECALENDARED AT A LATER DATE)
  Report to the Board on the AB 32 Implementation Update on Electricity and Natural Gas Sector
  ARB staff will provide an update on climate change activities in the electricity and energy sector.
  Staff Presentation
   

08-3-3:

Public Meeting to Consider Revisions to the Carl Moyer Incentive Program Guidelines
  The Board will consider revisions to the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines to update program administrative requirements, add a new off-road equipment replacement category, update project criteria to address new regulations and improve program implementation, and revise emission calculations to reflect the ARB's latest emission inventory data.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

08-3-4:

Public Meeting to Consider Revisions to the 2008 Lower-Emission School Bus Program Guidelines and Funding Allocations
  The 2008 Guidelines for implementing the Lower-Emission School Bus Program are for the use of the local air districts in implementing the program using Proposition 1B funding primarily, and would also be used by local air districts in distributing AB 923 funds directed at school bus replacement. Staff is proposing to allocate Proposition 1B funds to replace the remaining pre 1977 model year public school buses in California first, and the remaining funding is proposed to be allocated to local air districts based on their model year 1977-1986 school bus population for model year 1977-1986 public school bus replacement and installation of ARB-verified Level 3 diesel retrofit devices on model year 1987-2006 school buses.
  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 following pending litigation:

Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno), No. 1:04-CV-06663-AWI-GWA.

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), Case No. 05CE CG02787.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the State of California, and the California Air Resources Board v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Cir.), Case No. 07-1457, filed November 8, 2007.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the State of California, and the California Air Resources Board v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. District Court (D.C.) Case No. 07-CV-o2024-RCL, filed November 8, 2007.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, and the California Air Resources Board v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Cir.) Case No. 08-70011, filed January 2, 2008.

Green Mountain Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep, et al. v. Crombie , 508 F.Supp.2d 295, U.S. District Court Vermont (2007), appeal to 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals pending, Docket Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).
   


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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