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California Environmental Protection Agency
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Sacramento, California 95814

REVISED PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

October 25 & 26, 2007

Note: Item Added October 16, 2007 for Consideration October 26, 2007

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October 25, 2007
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

07-10-1:

Health Update: The Association Between Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Adverse Health Effects in Adults
  Health effects from traffic-related air pollution have recently received much media attention and the subject is an important research priority at ARB. Effects have been observed for both short- and long-term exposures. Staff will present findings from several new studies examining associations between traffic-related pollution and outcomes such as: asthma, respiratory symptoms, heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, some cancers, and death. A previous Health Update focused on the impacts of traffic pollution in infants; this Health Update will focus the discussion on health effects found in adults and the elderly.

 

More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-10-2:

Public Meeting to Consider Approval of Additions to the List of Early Action Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 and to Discuss Concepts for Promoting and Recognizing Voluntary Early Actions
  Staff will present for the Board's consideration proposed early action measures for climate change mitigation to be added to the list of 37 strategies approved by the Board at its June 21, 2007 Hearing. The additional proposed early actions consist of both regulatory and non-regulatory strategies that were identified following further analysis of stakeholder suggestions. The recommended additions triple the list of discrete early actions previously approved by the Board as well as increase the total number of early action commitments to 44 emission reduction strategies with total reductions in 2020 estimated at approximately 42 million metric tons measured in carbon dioxide equivalents. Following the discussion of the recommended additions to the list of early actions, staff will propose a framework for developing methodologies for the quantification of voluntary greenhouse gas emission reductions, and seek the Board's direction.
  More Information Staff Presentation Staff Presentation
   

07-10-3:

Public Meeting to Consider Adoption of California Climate Action Registry Foresty Greenhouse Gas Accounting Protocols for Voluntary Purposes
  The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) encourages voluntary actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The California Climate Action Registry (CCAR) has developed a cohesive set of forestry protocols for accurate carbon accounting from the forest sector. Staff will recommend the Board adopted the CCAR forestry protocols for purposes of voluntary emission reductions.
  More information Staff Presentation
   

07-10-4:

Public Meeting to Consider the San Joaquin Valley PM10 Maintenance Plan
  The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (Valley) has attained the PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standards ahead of the projected 2010 attainment date. The Board will consider approval of the Valley's PM10 Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-10-7:

Public Hearing to Consider the Amendments to Regulations regarding New Aftermarket and Used Catalytic Converters Offered for Sale and Use in California
  The staff will present amendments to the Board to strengthen performance requirements and approval procedures for new aftermarket catalytic converters sold for use on California vehicles, and to sunset provisions for the sale of used converters.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

October 26, 2007
8:30 a.m.

   

07-10-8:

Closed Session to Consider Appointment of Executive Officer
  After the closed session conducted pursuant to Government Code section 11126(a), the Chairman will announce in public session any action taken.
   

07-10-6:

Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Regulations to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines on Commercial Harbor Craft Operated within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline
  The scope of the proposed regulation includes all harbor craft in the state but limits the in-use emission reductions to ferries, excursion vessels, tugboats, and towboats. Those vessel types would be required to follow an engine compliance schedule. The engine model year and annual hours of operation would be used to determine when engines would need to comply with the emission limits. All newly acquired harbor craft engines, for both new and in-use vessels, would be required to meet the most current U.S. EPA Marine Engine standards. The regulation would require all harbor craft to monitor, keep records, and report certain information to ARB.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

07-10-5:

Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Suggested Control Measure for Architectural Coatings
  The proposed Suggested Control Measure (SCM) for Architectural Coatings would lower the volatile organic compounds (VOC) limits for architectural coatings, which will result in significant emission reductions of VOCs. The proposed SCM also clarifies coating category definitions and revises existing rule language, which will improve the enforceability of district rules and increase consistency among districts.
  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, 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 three minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.

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