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Kern County Board of Supervisors
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1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield, California 93301

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

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December 7, 2006
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic
   

06-11-1:

Report to the Board on a Health Update: Health Impacts of Air Pollution in the San Joaquin Valley
  Pollution in the San Joaquin Valley is impacted by a number of different sources. A number of studies have examined the health impacts of air pollutants in the Valley, including those associated with the growing goods movement industry. This Health Update will focus on the latest studies on health impacts from air pollution in the San Joaquin Valley.

 

More Information Staff Presentation

 

 

 

 

06-11-2:

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 20 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 values to ARB's programs. The ARB staff is recommending grants for twelve of the proposed projects.

 

Staff Presentation
   
   

06-11-3:

Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Central California Air Quality Studies
  Staff will make a presentation on the key findings from two multi-million dollar studies of particulate matter and ozone in Central California collectively known as the Central California Air Quality Studies. These studies are providing the scientific foundation for upcoming State Implementation Plans addressing the federal PM2.5 and 8-hour ozone standards. The Board will also take this opportunity to honor Board member Barbara Patrick for her service as Chair of the Policy Committee guiding these studies.
  Staff Presentation
   
   

 06-11-4:

Consider Proposed Emergency Amendments to the Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) Regulation and the Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Diesel-Fueled Portable Engines and the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Compression-Ignition Engines
  Staff is proposing amendments to the PERP regulation that would allow additional engines into the program providing certain criteria are met.
  Staff Presentation
   
   

 06-8-3:

CONTINUATION FROM THE SEPTEMBER 28 BOARD MEETING:
Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Chromium Plating Regulation
  The staff is proposing amendments to the Chromium Plating ATCM to reduce the cancer risk posed by hexavalent chromium emissions. Hexavalent chromium is a human carcinogen. The proposed amendments would phase-in best available control technology to reduce hexavalent chromium emissions from chromium plating and chromic acid anodizing facilities.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

06-11-5:

Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to California's Emission Warranty Information Reporting and Recall Regulations and Emission Test Procedures
  Staff is proposing amendments to the Emission Warranty Information Reporting and Recall regulations that determine the required corrective action by manufacturers when their warranty claims exceed a four percent failure rate for emission related components. Staff is proposing that once a true four percent failure rate is established, manufacturers will be required to either extend their warranties to 15 years or 150,000 miles for light-duty vehicles, or 10 years or 200,000 miles or 6000 hours for heavy-duty vehicles, or in some cases conduct a recall for the emission component. In all cases, the replacement part must be an improved part.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

06-11-6:

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Regulation
  The proposed amendments to the Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement (VAVR) regulation would authorize the optional use of remote sensing devices and other technologies to identify high emitting vehicles as possible candidates for voluntary retirement.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

06-11-07:

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Revisions to the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines: Light-Duty Vehicle Chapter
  Staff is proposing updates to the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines for light-duty vehicles. These changes would add provisions for high emitter VAVR programs consistent with proposed changes to the VAVR regulation as well as add project criteria for voluntary repair of vehicle programs.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   
   

06-11-08:

Report to the Board on the Allocation of $25 million for New Public Agency Low-Emission Construction Equipment
  Staff will update the Board regarding the proposal for expenditure of $25 million for the purchase of low-emission construction equipment for public agencies.
  Staff Presentation
   
   
  CLOSED SESSION - LITIGATION
  The Board will hold a closed session as authorized by Government Code section 11126(e) to confer with, and receive advice from, its legal counsel regarding the folllowing pending litigation:

Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Witherspoon, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno),
No. CIV-F-04-6663 REC LJO.

Fresno Dodge, Inc. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498.

General Motors Corp. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County), No. 05CE CG02787.

Massachusetts v. E.P.A., 415 F. 3d 50 (D.C. Circ. 2005), Certiorari granted, 126 S. Ct. 2960 (June 26, 2006.)
   
   
OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TO COMMENT ON MATTERS OF INTEREST
Board members may identify matters they would like to have noticed for consideration at future meetings and comment on topics of interest; no formal action on these topics will be taken without further notice.

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.

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