California Environmental Protection Agency
Air Resources Board
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Sacramento, California 95814


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July 22 - 23, 2004
9:00 a.m. / 8:30 a.m.

Agenda  Item #

 Agenda Topic/Brief Description  


Report to the Board on a Health Update - Mechanisms of Particulate Toxicity  
  Staff will discuss findings that exposure to Airborne Particulate Matter (PM) has been linked to thousands of deaths and to hundreds of thousands of cases of respiratory symptoms and asthma attacks in California each year. To investigate how exposure to PM might lead to these outcomes, the ARB funded three-campus collaboratives with researchers from UC San Francisco, UC Irvine, and UC Davis. The three groups used similar exposure conditions: a laboratory-generated PM mixture of ammonium nitrate and carbon black. Both human clinical studies on asthmatic volunteers and animal model studies were conducted. Staff will share their findings and discuss how this will help us understand how particles affect human health.  
  More Information ARB Slide Presentation  


Public Meeting to Consider a Research Proposal  
  "Characterization and Quantification of Emissions from Office Machines," University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2551-243.  


More Information ARB Slide Presentation  


Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of the Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) to Limit Diesel-Fueled Commercial Motor Vehicle Idling  
  Staff will propose adoption of an Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) to Limit Idling of Diesel-Fueled Commercial Motor Vehicles. The unnecessary idling of heavy-duty diesel-fueled motor vehicles is responsible for approximately 438 tons per year of particulate matter (PM) emissions, and more than 20,000 tons per year of nitrogen oxides emissions. The proposed ATCM will restrict idling of diesel-fueled commercial motor vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 10,000 pounds to no more than 5 minutes at any location. In addition, idling for the purpose of providing power during sleep or rest periods will be restricted beginning January 1, 2009.  
  More Information ARB Slide Presentation  


Report to the Board on Recent Development on Climate Change  
  This presentation shares with the Board some of the information presented at the 2004 Haagen-Smit Symposium on Climate Change, as well as familiarizes the Board with concepts that will be considered when the climate change regulation is presented at the September Board meeting. Several distinguished scientists are invited to give presentations in their respective research areas.  
  ARB Slide Presentation 1 ARB Slide Presentation 2  


Public Hearing to Consider the Amendments to the Unihose Dispenser Requirments in the Regulation for Certification of Vapor Recovery System of Dispensing Facilities  
  Staff will propose revisions to the unihose gasoline dispenser requirement to keep enhanced vapor recovery system upgrades cost-effective. The revisions will allow station operators to change to a system compatible with onboard refueling vapor recovery (ORVR) vehicles without forcing a change to unihose dispensers.  
  More Information ARB Slide Presentation  


Update on the Carbon Monoxide Maintenance SIP for Ten Areas  
  The Board will consider adoption of an update to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) showing how ten areas of California that attained the federal carbon monoxide standard by 1993 will continue to maintain it through 2018. The revision will include an updated inventory and motor vehicle emission budgets for transportation conformity as well.  
  More Information ARB Slide Presentation  


Report to the Board on an Update on the Implementation of ARB's Environmental Justice Policies and Actions  
  This item will give ARB's status report on the implementation of the ARB's Environmental Justice Policies and Actions since January 2003. It will include a description of products and technical tools completed during that period and a preview of future activities.  
  ARB Slide Presentation  




Report to the Board on ARB's Environmental Justice Program: Evaluation and Recommendation  
  Report by Hewlett Foundation Fellow on ARB's Environmental Justice Program.

This independent report will discuss the progress of ARB's Environmental Justice Program and recommendations for further action.