|California Environmental Protection
Air Resources Board
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
Kern County Board of Supervisors*
Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1st Floor
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301
This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (805) 327-7686. (This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.) *A four level parking structure located behind the County Administration Center is available for the public at no cost.
Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to
the Gasoline Deposit Control Additive Regulation
The staff recommends that the Board adopt amendments to the Gasoline
Deposit Control Additive Regulation that will 1) update existing performance
standards for intake valves and port fuel injectors,2) include a new combustion chamber deposit performance standard,
3) update the vehicle test methods, and 4) add clarity and specificity
to the regulatory requirements.
Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Designation Criteria
and Amendments to the Area Designations for the State Ambient Air Quality
The staff recommends that the Board adopt the proposed amendments to the Designation Criteria and the Area Designations. The criteria changes do not add any new requirements, only simplify and make clarifications. The Area Designation changes include six (6) areas moving to nonattainment-transitional for ozone, two (2) areas to attainment for carbon monoxide, and one area each to nonattainment for PM10 and sulfates.
Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to Procedures for Adjudicatory
Hearings and Administrative Hearings for Citations Issued Under the Heavy-Duty
Vehicle Roadside Smoke and Tampering Inspection Program (Roadside Inspection
Program) and Adoption of Procedures for Administrative Hearings for Review
of Complaints and Petitions for Review of Executive Officer Decisions
The staff recommends that the Board adopt amendments to the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Roadside Inspection Program hearing procedures to broaden the scope of procedures to allow review of fuel-related citations. The proposed amendments also include adoption of new complaint procedures for review of more serious and complex fuel-related violations, and adoption of new procedures for petitions for review of executive officer decisions. All of the above procedures would incorporate recent amendments to the State Administrative Procedure Act.
Public Meeting to Consider a Resolution Supporting the Use of Federal
Air Quality Related Transportation Funds to Purchase Cleaner, Alternative
Fueled School and Transit Buses
Recent passage of the federal Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) provides the opportunity to reduce diesel particulate and NOX emissions by funding the purchase of cleaner, alternative fueled school and transit buses. The resolution would encourage local agencies who receive TEA-21 funding, in particular Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program funds, to use a substantial portion of the funds for this purpose.
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.
THOSE ITEMS ABOVE WHICH ARE NOT COMPLETED ON SEPTEMBER 24, WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M. ON SEPTEMBER 25.
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.
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