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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October 19, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic  
     

06-9-1:

Report to the Board on a Health Update: Air Pollution and Infant Mortality in California  
  One of the most troubling health impacts of air pollution is the association of air pollution exposure and death. Although the elderly have long been considered at risk from the mortality effects of pollution exposure, recent studies have indicated that infants may also be vulnerable to mortality impacts. We will present two new studies based in California that examined the impact of air pollution exposure and infant death. These studies found that particulate matter exposure was associated with an increased risk of death in infants in California. The risk of respiratory-related deaths was more than doubled for infants exposed to higher levels of particulate matter in one study. These studies provide evidence that support our need to set ambient air quality standards to protect our sensitive populations, including the very young.  

 

More Information Staff Presentation  

 

   

 

   

06-9-2:

Report to the Board on the Air Resources Board's Role and Responsibilities in Addressing Climate Change  
  Staff will update the Board on the role and responsibilities of the ARB in meeting the state's greenhouse gas reduction targets set forth by Governor Schwarzenegger in Executive Order S-3-05 and by the Legislature in recently enacted AB 32.  

 

More Information Staff Presentation  

 

   
     

 06-9-3:

Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Air Resources Board's 2006 Legislative Office Report  
  Legislative Director Rob Oglesby will provide a brief review of major air quality related developments in the California Legislature during 2006.  
  Staff Presentation  
     
     

06-9-4:

Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Zero Emission Bus (ZEB) Regulation  
  Staff is proposing amendments to the Zero Emission Bus regulation to postpone the requirement to purchase zero emission buses, and establish an Advanced Demonstration program.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  
     
     

06-9-5:

Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Distributed Generation Certification Program  
  Pursuant to State law, ARB established a Distributed Generation Certification program in 2001 for electrical generation technologies that are exempt from local air district permits. The staff is now proposing minor amendments to the program, in part based on a recently completed technology review.  
  More Information Staff Presentation  
     
     

06-9-6

Public Meeting to Update the Board on Allocation of $25 Million for Alternative Fuel Incentives  
  Staff will provide an update to the Board on efforts to implement AB 1811, which provides $25 million to fund alternative fuels projects.  
  Staff Presentation  
     


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