California Environmental Protection Agency
Air Resources Board
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
Bay Area AQMD Building
Board Room, 7th Floor
939 Ellis Street
San Francisco, California 94109
This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (650) 992-2278 (BART) or (415) 673-6864 (MUNI) (This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)
July 22, 1999
|99-6-1||Public Hearing to Consider Approval of a Revision to the Ozone State Implementation Plan for the San Francisco
The Board will consider approval of the San Francisco Bay Area 1999 Ozone Attainment Plan (Bay Area Plan) as a revision to the SIP. The redesignation of the Bay Area to nonattainment in July 1998 established a requirement for this attainment assessment and control strategy showing attainment of the one-hour standard by November 2000.
|99-6-2||Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Guidance for Power Plant Siting and Best Available Control Technology
42 U.S.C. Section 7401 et seq. charges the Air Resources Board (ARB) with coordination of efforts to attain and maintain federal and State ambient air quality standards and compliance with the requirements of the federal Clean Air Act. ARB may do such acts as necessary for proper execution of these powers and duties. State regulations permit, and in some cases require, that ARB participate in the power plant siting process conducted by the California Energy Commission (CEC). AB 1890 (Brulte, 1996) deregulated the electric utility industry in California. This deregulation has resulted in an increase in the number of new power plant projects proposed for the next few years. There are currently a total of 35 proposed power plant projects to be sited by the CEC. Due to the number of projects and the significant emissions associated with them, staff is proposing Guidance to address air quality permitting issues associated with the new power plants. Guidance is proposed in the areas of best available control technology (BACT), emission offsets, ambient air quality impact analysis, health risk assessment, and other permitting considerations. The Guidance is intended to promote consistency in permitting statewide, assist districts in making permitting decisions as they participate in the CEC siting process, provide affected parties with an understanding of ARB staff's position in its review of power plant projects, and ensure that only the cleanest power plants are sited within the State.
|99-6-3||Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Clean Fuels Regulations Regarding Clean Fuel Outlets
In 1990, the Board adopted the Clean Fuels Regulations to require that certain owners/lessors of retail gasoline stations equip certain numbers of their stations to dispense clean alternative fuels when 20,000 or more alternative fuel, low-emission vehicles are operating in the State on a clean fuel. The proposed amendments would remove obsolete sections, modify the way the number of required clean fuel outlets is determined, delay reporting requirements for affected industries, and streamline notification to affected parties.
|99-6-4||Public Meeting to Consider a Status Report on Air Pollution Control Enforcement in California
The Air Resources Board, in an effort to ensure that its mobile and stationary source program standards are complied with, conducts a variety of compliance assistance and training programs and performs field audits and other enforcement activities. The ARB staff will report to the Board on the current status of these programs and activities and on recommended future actions.
Parking is limited in close proximity to the Bay Area AQMD. There is a small public parking lot on the corner of Van Ness and Ellis (on the opposite side of the street from the Bay Area AQMD building). There is also public parking at Van Ness and Golden Gate (three blocks south of the building) and the Cathedral Hill Hotel at Van Ness between Post and Geary (two blocks north of the building). There is also one-hour metered street parking.
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SMOKING NOT PERMITTED AT MEETINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD
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 five minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.