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



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November 18 & 19, 2004
9:00 a.m. / 8:30 a.m.

Agenda  Item #

 Agenda Topic/Brief Description  


Report to the Board on a Health Update - Recent California Studies on Indoor and
Personal Exposure to Particulate Matter (PM)
  Staff will report on the contributions of indoor and outdoor Particulate Matter (PM) to total personal exposure, especially in sensitive subpopulations, which have major implications for exposure assessment and risk assessment. To investigate this question, ARB and USEPA co-funded two studies by Harvard University in the Los Angeles area. The first study measured the levels and composition of indoor, outdoor, and personal PM among COPD patients. Investigators also collected information on household activities and home characteristics, and analyzed the data to identify likely indoor and outdoor sources of PM. The second study used a similar methodology to study healthy subjects. Investigators also made continuous indoor and outdoor measurements of PM size distribution, nitrate levels, black carbon levels, and home air exchange rates in order to examine diurnal patterns in indoor-outdoor relationships. Staff will discuss the findings and discuss how they help us understand the ways that particles affect human exposure and health.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  


Public Meeting to Consider a Research Proposals  
  1. "Effects of Ozone and Nitrogen Dioxide Exposure on Cardiovascular Responses in Healthy and Susceptible Humans," University of California, San Francisco, Proposal No. 2555-245.

2. "Effects of Wood Smoke Exposure on Cardio-Pulmonary Responses in Healthy and Susceptible Humans," University of California, San Francisco, Proposal No. 2556-245.

3. "The Role of Inhaled Particles in the Pathophysiology of Cardiovascular Disease," University of California, Irvine, Proposal No. 2557-245.

4. "Determination of the Spatial and Temporal Variability of Size-Resolved PM2.5 Composition in Multiple Regions in California," University of California San Diego, Proposal No. 2558-245.

5. "Particle Phase Peroxides: Concentrations, Sources, Behavior and Health Effects," University of California Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2559-245.


More Information Staff Presentation  


Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Regulatory Amendments Extending the California Standards for Motor Vehicle Diesel Fuel to Diesel Fuel Used by Haborcraft and Intrastate Locomotives  
  Pursuant to ARB Board direction, staff has developed proposed regulatory amendments, which would extend the ARB's motor vehicle diesel fuel requirements to diesel fuel used in harborcraft and intrastate locomotives.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  


Ceremony: Renaming of the Central Valley Auditorium (starting at 11:00 a.m.)  




Public Hearing to Consider the Amendments of Refining the California Phase 3 Reformulated Gasoline Regulations  
  The ARB administers the California Phase 3 Reformulated Gasoline (CaRFG3) regulations, which were adopted in June 2000, following a December 1999 Board hearing. As subsequently amended, the CaRFG3 regulations prohibit California gasoline produced with oxygenate methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) or other specified oxygenates other than ethanol starting December 31, 2003. The staff is proposing a series of relatively minor amendments to the CaRFG3 regulations that would clarify current requirements, provide additional flexibility, correct errors, and generally improve enforceability of the regulations.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  




Request for Delegation to Executive Officer to Consider and Adopt Emergency Amendment Delaying Start of Diesel Fuel Lubricity Standard from January 1, 2005 to May 1, 2005  
  A common carrier pipeline operator very recently stopped accepting shipments of diesel fuel containing lubricity additive at higher than historic levels due to concerns about the contamination of shipments of jet fuel. A 120-day delay in implementing the Board's diesel fuel lubricity standard is needed to provide time for additive injection equipment to be installed at terminals while lubricity additives in pipeline shipments are limited to historic levels. The delay would not increase emissions.  


Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Nonvehicular Source, Consumer Products, and Architectural Coatings Fee Regulations   
  In this rulemaking, staff is proposing amendments to the existing fee regulations, which implemented the provisions of sections 39612 and 39613 of the Health and Safety Code. The proposal provides for the assessment of supplemental fees in excess of $17.4 million to be assessed and collected from facilities. The remaining $17.4 million would continue to be collected on a uniform basis as specified in the existing regulations.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  


Public Hearing to Consider the Amendments to the Effective and Operative Dates for Enhanced Vapor Recovery Standards (including ORVR Compatibility) for Certification of Vapor Recovery Systems of Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (Service Stations)  
  Staff will propose amendments to the Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) program implementation schedule. Deadline extensions are requested as it has taken longer than expected to certify vapor recovery systems meeting all EVR requirements. Additional time will allow service station operators more options to upgrade existing equipment in a cost-effective manner.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  


Report to the Board on an Overview of Particulate Matter (PM) in California  
  Staff will provide the Board with an overview of particulate matter (PM) in California. This will include information on the health effects of PM, the nature and severity of California's PM problems, and the progress being made in reducing PM concentrations.  
  Staff Presentation  


Report to the Board on the Proposed List of Measures to Reduce Particulate Matter - PM10 and PM2.5 (Implementation of Senate Bill 656, Sher, 2003)  
  Staff will recommend Board adoption of a list of measures that can be adopted by air districts to reduce PM10 and PM2.5. As required by SB 656, the proposed control measures are based on rules, regulations, and programs existing in California as of January 1, 2004, to reduce directly emitted PM and PM precursor gases.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  





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 a