State of California
AIR RESOURCES BOARD
Summary of Board Meeting
December 11, 1997
Bay Area AQMD Building
Board Room, 7th Floor
939 Ellis Street
San Francisco, California
|MEMBERS PRESENT:||Hons.||John D. Dunlap, III, Chairman
Joseph C. Calhoun, P.E.
Lynne T. Edgerton, Esq.
William F. Friedman, M.D.
Jack C. Parnell
James W. Silva
AGENDA ITEM #
|97-10-1||Continuation of Public Meeting to Consider the Approval and Verification
of California's 1995 Emission Inventory Update
SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEM:
SB 2174, passed in 1996, requires the Board to approve, at a non-regulatory public meeting, the emission inventory for criteria pollutants, including emissions from mobile, stationary, area-wide, and nonanthropogenic sources. The law also requires verification of the emission inventory using available scientific data, including measured pollution, and an explanation of any discrepancies. The Board's first inventory approval must occur not later than January 1, 1998, and must be revisited at least every three years thereafter.
The staff recommended the Board approve the statewide, annual average,
1995 Emission Inventory. This is the latest year for which an inventory
is available. The staff further recommended the Board accept the staff's
verification of the inventory and proposed amendments to the staff report
which clarified the verification findings.
No formal action was required.
STAFF REPORT: Yes (59 pages plus attachments presented at November Board
meeting). Recommended amendments to the staff report (6 pages)
|97-10-2||Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Regulatory Amendments to
the California Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program and Periodic Smoke
SUMMARY OF AGENDA ITEM:
This agenda item proposed amendments to the California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2180 through 2177 and sections 2190 through 2194.
The programs governed by these regulations, the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (HDVIP, roadside program) and the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP, fleet program) control excessive smoke from heavy-duty vehicles through roadside smoke inspections and annual fleet self-inspections. The roadside program has been temporarily suspended and the fleet program enforced on a voluntary basis.
The consistency and repeatability of the Society of Automotive Engineers
(SAE) J1243 snap-idle test used in the programs was brought into question
by the trucking industry. An SAE committee developed a new test procedure,
SAE J1667, that was adopted in 1996.
7. Grandfather in fleet-owned SAE J1243 smokemeters until July 1, 1999.
FORMAL BOARD ACTION: