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arbcombo -- Community Meeting to Discuss UP's Initial Draft of the ICTF and Dolores Railyards Diesel PM Mitigation Plan

Posted: 17 Oct 2008 11:19:57
On March 18, 2008, Air Resources Board (ARB) staff presented to
the public the draft railyard health risk assessment (HRA) for
the Union Pacific Railroad ICTF and Dolores Railyards. This HRA
was prepared under the 2005 Railroad Agreement between ARB and
Union Pacific Railroad (UP) and BNSF Railway (BNSF).  ARB staff
reviewed public comments and incorporated appropriate changes to
finalize the HRA on April 22, 2008.

Consistent with the Agreement, UP then began the process to
develop an initial draft railyard mitigation plan for this
facility, with ARB staff providing consultation and technical
review on the calculations of emissions and feasibility of
control measures.  This is UPís initial draft railyard
mitigation plan which has not been approved or endorsed by the
ARB, but provides a starting point for discussions with
community members.

UP and ARB staff would now like to meet with community members
and air district staff to discuss UPís initial draft railyard
mitigation plan.  This process will allow the public to discuss
the control measures in the draft plans, and to identify
additional control measures to further reduce the risks
identified in the HRAs.

The date, time, and location is listed below:

November 12, 2008 (Wednesday)
6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Stephens Middle School
1830 West Columbia Street
Long Beach, CA 90810

The public meeting notice is located at the ARB website:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/railyard/community/community.htm#mtgs

Staff presentations will be posted on the day of the meeting. 
The draft mitigation plan for the UP ICTF and Dolores Railyards
can be found on the ARB website: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/railyard/hra/hra.htm

If you have questions about these documents or upcoming public
meetings, please contact Mr. Harold Holmes, Manager, Engineering
Evaluation Section at (916) 324-8029 or via email at:
hholmes@arb.ca.gov or Mr. Eugene Yang, Staff Air Pollution
Specialist, Engineering Evaluation Section at (916) 327-1510 or
via email at: eyang@arb.ca.gov.


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