LOCATION:

California Environmental Protection Agency
Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium, Second Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

ELECTRONIC BOARD BOOK

This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (916) 321-BUSS, website http://www.sacrt.com/ (This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

February 24 - 25, 2005
9:00 a.m. / 8:30 a.m.

Agenda  Item #

 Agenda Topic  
     

05-2-1

Report to the Board on a Health Update - Association between Exposure to Traffic and Heart Disease  
  Staff will present the results of a study that found an association between exposure to traffic and onset of a heart attack within one hour afterwards. This study, which was carried out in Germany, found that the time spent in cars, on public transportation, motorcycles or bicycles was consistently linked with an increase in the risk for a heart attack.  
  More Information Staff Presentation   
     
     

05-2-2

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Modifications to the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies and the Addition of Requirements for Transit Fleet Vehicles  
  Transit agencies have been required, since 2001, to reduce NOx and PM emissions from their urban buses. Staff believes it is appropriate and necessary to add requirements for transit agencies to reduce emissions from the buses and trucks they own or operate but which are not covered under the current rule. In addition, staff is proposing several clean-up amendments for the rules that apply to transit agencies. Staff's proposal has five elements: new NOx and PM fleet emission standards for buses and trucks owned and operated by public transit agencies that are not urban buses, which staff terms "transit fleet vehicles"; new sections to address the issue of a schedule for emission reductions for a new transit agency established after adoption of the regulations; addition of a diesel PM fleet standard applicable to urban buses to allow for fleet growth while maintaining emission reductions; clarifying language for the adopted 2004 to 2006 model year diesel hybrid electric urban bus engine standard to address non-methane hydrocarbon, carbon monoxide, and formaldehyde emission standards; and renumbering of existing Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies [title 13, California Code of Regulations (CCR), sections 1956.2-1956.4], currently located with engine emission standards, to new sections set aside for rules controlling diesel particulate emissions from fleets.  
  More Information Staff Presentation    
     
     

05-2-3

Public Meeting to Consider the Approval of New Grants under the Innovative Clean Air Technologies (ICAT) Program  
  In response to a public solicitation of applications, the ARB staff has received 14 project proposals that are complete and eligible for ICAT grants. The proposals have been reviewed for the quality of their innovative technologies, their potentials for reducing air pollution and for commercial application in California, their potential economic benefits for California, the quality of the proposed demonstration projects, and their value to ARB's programs.  
  Staff Presentation    
     
     

05-2-4

Public Meeting to Update the Board on Port Emission Reduction Activities  
  This agenda item is an update to the Board on activities to address port related air emissions. Staff will discuss current and planned regulatory efforts to reduce emissions from ocean-going vessels, harbor craft, and cargo handling equipment. Staff will also discuss voluntary efforts and incentive-based approaches to reduce port truck and ocean-going vessel emissions on an accelerated schedule.  
  Staff Presentation    
     
     

 05-2-5

Public Meeting to Update the Board on Locomotive Emission Reduction Activities  
  This agenda item is an update to the Board on activities to address locomotive related air emissions. Staff will discuss current and planned regulatory efforts to reduce emissions from locomotives in California. Staff will also discuss the results from the Roseville Rail Yard risk assessment that was completed in 2004.  
  Staff Presentation    
     
     
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 FEBRUARY 24 WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M ON FEBRUARY 25.

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING:

CONTACT CLERK OF THE BOARD, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 322-5594
FAX: (916) 322-3928
TDD: (916) 324-9531
or (800) 700-8326
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