California Environmental Protection Agency

Air Resources Board


LOCATION: Air Resources Board
* Board Hearing Room, Lower Level
2020 "L" Street
Sacramento, California 95814

This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (916) 321-BUSS. (This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

April 25, 1996
9:30 a.m.

96-3-1 Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Status of the California Cleaner Burning Gasoline (CaRFG) Regulation Implementation Efforts

On March 1, 1996 all refineries that intend to produce gasoline for sale in California began making cleaner burning gasoline. Since March 1, 1996, about 35 million gallons per day of cleaner burning gasoline have been entering the gasoline distribution system. This will be a status report on the transition to cleaner burning gasoline to date.

96-3-2 Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Permit Fee Regulations for Nonvehicular Sources Pursuant to the California Clean Air Act

The Air Resources Board will conduct a public hearing to consider adoption of a new section and amendments to an existing section of the California Code of Regulations which would require local air districts to collect permit fees from major nonvehicular sources of nonattainment pollutants and their precursors.

96-3-3 Public Meeting to Consider Approval of a Revision to the California State Implementation Plan for Carbon Monoxide

Ten areas in California are eligible for redesignation from nonattainment to attainment for the eight-hour national carbon monoxide standard. These are the urbanized areas of Bakersfield, Chico, Fresno, Lake Tahoe North Shore, Lake Tahoe South Shore, Modesto, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Stockton. All the legal requirements for redesignation have been met. The Air Resources Board has prepared a statewide submittal to U.S. EPA for the ten areas in an effort to streamline the redesignation process.

96-3-4 Public Meeting to Consider the Approval of Guidelines for the Generation of Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits Through the Conversion of Off-Road Diesel Cycle Engines at or Above 50 Horsepower to Low-Emission Configurations

The guidelines are intended to provide the districts with guidance in establishing mobile source emission reduction credit programs for off-road diesel cycle engines which will be consistent with state and federal law. The guidelines are a continuation of the document entitled "Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits- Guidelines for the Generation and Use of Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits."

96-3-5 Public Meeting to Consider a Status Report on the State Implementation Plan (SIP)

The staff will provide an update on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed approval of the 1994 SIP and on California's progress in implementing the plan.

96-3-6 Public Meeting to Consider Research Proposals:

Proposal No. 2230-192, entitled, "Air Pollution and Changes in Forest Nitrogen Status: Fog and Rain Deposition and Nitrogen Losses from Forested Watersheds in the San Bernardino Mountains," submitted by USDA Forest Service, for a total amount not to exceed $49,967

Proposal No. 2258-192, entitled, "Impact of Reformulated Fuels on Particle and Gas-Phase Emissions from Motor Vehicles," submitted by the University of California, Berkeley, for a total amount not to exceed $307,825

Proposal No. 2215-191, entitled, "Characterization of Emissions from Nickel Plating," submitted by Sierra Research, Inc., for a total amount not to exceed $37,904

*Off-street parking is available in the parking lot to the west and adjacent to 2020 L Street. Enter this lot from L Street or 20th Street. Overflow parking is available in the parking lot on 29th Street in Lot G, between L Street and K Street, behind the Lambda Community Center. The cost for all day parking in these lots is $2.00. After parking in either lot, see the Security Officer in the lobby of 2020 L to make payment (exact change please). Street parking is also available.

CONTACT BOARD SECRETARY, 2020 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-5594
TDD: (916) 324-9531

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