LOCATION:

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

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

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January 20, 2005
9:00 a.m. / 8:30 a.m.

Agenda  Item #

 Agenda Topic  
     

05-1-1

Report to the Board on a Health Update - Indoor Ozone Generators Sold as Air Purifiers  
  Some appliances sold as indoor air cleaners, indoor air purifiers, and personal air purifiers, purposely emit ozone, purportedly to clean the air. Manufacturers often falsely claim that these devices eliminate bacteria, mold, and chemical contaminants from the air, and that they help persons with asthma and allergies. Advertising and sales of such devices is increasing. Staff will report on a recent article on ozone generators, and discuss current activities and concerns regarding ozone generators currently marketed in California.  
  More Information Staff Presentation   
     

05-1-2

Board Meeting to Consider Research Proposals  
  1. "Cardiovascular Health Effects of Fine and Ultrafine Particles During Freeway Travel," University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2574-246.

2. "Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Asthma in Economically Disadvantaged and High Traffic Density Neighborhoods in Los Angeles County, California," University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2561-246.

3. "Monitoring and Modeling of Ultrafine Particulates and Black Carbon at the Los Angeles International Airport," University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2562-246.

4. "Assessment of Out-of-State Heavy-Duty Truck Activity Trends in California," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2566-246.

5. "Development of an Improved Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Analysis Method for Architectural Coatings," California Polytechnic State University, Proposal No. 2568-246.

6. "Development of In-field Diesel PM Compliance Method for Stationary and Portable CI Engines," University of California, Riverside, Proposal No. 2569-246.

7. "Reducing Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) from Agricultural Soil Fumigation," University of California, Riverside, Proposal No. 2570-246.

8. "Characterization of Versatile Aerosol Concentration Enrichment System," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2571-246.

9. "How New Chemistry Findings Affect Our Understanding of the Weekend Effect - A Modeling Study," University of California, Irvine, Proposal No. 2572-246.

10. "Investigation of Atmospheric Ozone Impacts of Selected Pesticides," University of California, Riverside, Proposal No. 2573-246.

11. "Nighttime Chemistry: Observations of NO3 and N2O5," University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2560-246. 
 
  Staff Presentation    
     

05-1-3

Report to the Board on the Air Resources Board's Action Plan for 2005  
  Staff will highlight the Air Resources Board's high priority programs for 2005, including how those programs are linked to policy goals and what action items are planned for the year.   
  Staff Presentation    
     

05-1-4

Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Carl Moyer Air Quality Standards Attainment Program  
  In 2004, new legislation established on-going, and significantly-increased, funding for the Carl Moyer Program. The legislation expanded the types of sources eligible for funding and allowed funding of projects to reduce particulate matter and reactive organic gases. Staff will present an update on the status of implementation, and provide a briefing on upcoming activities to implement the legislative changes.   
  Staff Presentation    
     

 05-1-5

Public Hearing to Consider 2004 Proposed Amendments to Area Designations  

 

The Board will consider ARB staff's recommended amendments to the area designations for State standards. State law requires the Board to annually review designations and update them, as new information becomes available. The 2004 area designations are based on air quality data for the years 2001 through 2003.   
  More Information Staff Presentation    
     

05-1-6

Public Meeting to Update the Board on Pollution Transport Assessment  
  Staff will present an update on the assessment of ozone transport relationships in California, focusing on the work underway to develop 8-hour ozone State Implementation Plans in Northern California.   
  More Information Staff Presentation    
     
  Closed Session - Litigation

The Board will hold a closed session as authorized by Government Code section 11126(e) to confer with, or receive advice from, its legal counsel regarding the following pending litigation:
Fresno Dodge, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Fresno County Superior Court Case No. 04 CE CG 03498; and Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Witherspoon, United States District Court Eastern District of California No. CIV-F-04-6663 REC LJO.
 
     
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 JANUARY 20 WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M ON JANUARY 21.

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

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