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February 28, 2008
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

08-2-1:

Commemoration of the 100th Meeting of the Scientific Review Panel
  The Scientific Review Panel (SRP) will meet jointly with Air Resources Board. Dr John Froines, chairman of the SRP, will make a presentation on the history, accomplishments, and future goals of the SRP, and will also introduce the other SRP members to the Board.
  Staff Presentation
   

08-2-2:

Public Meeting to Consider 8 Research Proposals
  1. Developing a California Inventory for Ozone Depleting Substance and Hydrofluorocarbon Banks and Emissions from Foams, $348,758, Proposal No. 2656-259.

2. The California Climate Change Industry: an Economic Analysis Assessing the Current Market and Prospects for Growth in the Global Economy, $196,211, Proposal No. 2646-258.

3. "Expansion of the NYSERDA Evaluation of On-Board Real-Time Particulate Emissions Measurement Technologies Program," Southern Research Institute, $102,722, Proposal No. 2650-259.

4. "Source Apportionment of Carbonaceous Aerosols Using Integrated Multi-Variant and Source Tracer Techniques and a Unique Molecular Marker Data Set," University of Wisconsin, Madison, $409,962.71, Proposal No. 2651-259.

5. "Environmental Chamber Studies of Ozone Impacts of Coatings Volatile Organic Compounds," University of California, Riverside, $200,041, Proposal No. 2652-259.

6. "Characterization of Toxicity as a Function of Volatility of Ultrafine PM Emissions from Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles," West Virginia University, $349,996, Proposal No. 2653-259.

7. "ARCTAS-California 2008: An Airborne Mission to Investigate California Air Quality," University of California, Irvine, $400,000, Proposal No. 2654-259.

8. "In-Vehicle Air Pollution Exposure Measurement and Modeling," University of California, Irvine, $500,000, Proposal No. 2643-257.
  Staff Presentation More Information
   

08-2-3:

Public Hearing to Consider Approval of Ozone Early Progress Plans for Coachella Valley, Antelope Valley and Western Mojave Desert, Ventura County, Imperial County and Eastern Kern County
  ARB staff will present an Early Progress Plan for 5 areas: Ventura County, Coachella Valley, Eastern Kern County, the Antelope Valley portion of the Mojave Desert Air Basin and the San Bernardino county portion of the Mojave Desert Air Basin. This plan demonstrates progress toward attaining the federal 8-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standard and establishes transportation conformity budgets.
  Staff Presentation More Information
   

08-2-4:

Report to the Board on the AB 32 Implementation Update
  Staff will present an update on the transportation sector as it relates to AB 32 Implementation.
  Staff Presentation
   

08-2-5:

Public Meeting to Consider Adoption of a Policy Statement on Voluntary Early Actions to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  Staff will present for the Board's consideration a draft policy statement on the treatment of voluntary early actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  Staff Presentation
   

08-2-6:

Report of the Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee
  As required by AB 32, the Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee (ETAAC) was created to advise the Board on various issues related to AB 32. This report contains the formal advice and recommendations of the ETAAC to the Board. The advice and recommendations address the best technologies and policies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in California, and the best ways to advance those technologies and policies while strengthening the economy of the State.
  Staff Presentation More Information
   

08-2-7:

Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Proposition 1B Guidelines for Implementation of the Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program
  The Board will consider adoption of the proposed Guidelines to implement this new $1 billion incentive program to reduce diesel emissions and health impacts from freight movement along California's four priority trade corridors. The Guidelines lay out the requirements for funding eligible projects proposed by local agencies and by equipment owners, consistent with implementing legislation. The accompanying Staff Report recommends that the Board establish funding targets for each corridor and each source sector, as well as approve up to $25 million in early grants for specific emission reduction projects proposed by local air districts.
  Staff Presentation Part 1 Staff Presentation Part 2 More Information
   

08-2-8:

Report to the Board on the Success of Air Pollution Controls in California: A 40th Anniversary Retrospective
  This presentation will highlight the success of the ARB and other public agencies' programs in reducing air pollution in California over the last 40 years. It will compare current air quality in California with projections of air pollution levels in the absence of regulatory controls. The presentation will cover both major criteria pollutants and several high-risk toxic compounds, from the standpoint of emissions, ambient air quality, health impacts, and economic valuations.
  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 following pending litigation:

Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno), No. 1:04-CV-06663-AWI-GWA.

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), Case No. 05CE CG02787.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the State of California, and the California Air Resources Board v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Cir.), Case No. 07-1457, filed November 8, 2007.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the State of California, and the California Air Resources Board v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. District Court (D.C.) Case No. 07-CV-o2024-RCL, filed November 8, 2007.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, and the California Air Resources Board v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Cir.) Case No. 08-70011, filed January 2, 2008.

Green Mountain Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep, et al. v. Crombie , 508 F.Supp.2d 295, U.S. District Court Vermont (2007), appeal to 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals pending, Docket Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).
   


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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