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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

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April 24, 2008
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

08-4-1:

Health Update: Effects on the Heart from Particulate Matter Exposure and a Possible Role of Genetics
  Staff will update the Board on the findings of a study that investigated the linkage between fine particle-associated heart function abnormalities and a gene involved in iron metabolism. The results suggest that people who have a variant form of this gene are at least partially protected against fine particle-induced heart function changes compared to people who have the non-variant form of the gene, indicating a possible role of genetics in sensitivity to particulate matter.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

08-4-2:

Public Meeting to Consider a Research Proposal
  Lifecycle Analysis of High- Global Warming Potential Greenhouse Gas Destruction," $300,000, RFP No. 07-330.
  Staff Presentation
   

 08-4-3:

Public Meeting to Consider Appointments to the Research Screening Committee
  The Board's legislatively mandated Research Screening Committee consists of scientists, engineers, and others knowledgeable, technically qualified, and experienced in air pollution problems. The Committee meets approximately four times a year to review proposed and completed research projects. ARB staff will propose two new members be appointed to the Committee.
   
   

08-4-4:

Presentation on the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's Climate Protection Program
  On June 1, 2005, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District initiated a climate protection program. Jean Roggenkamp, Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, will be presenting on the Bay Area climate protection activities, including efforts such as the $3 million grant program, 4th and 5th grade curriculum, greenhouse gas regional emission inventory, ICLEI-BAAQMD workshop series, and the greenhouse gas reduction technology study.
  Staff Presentation 
   

08-4-5:

Report to the Board on AB 32 Implementation Update on Electricity and Natural Gas Sector
  ARB staff will provide an update on climate change activities in the electricity and energy sector.
  Staff Presentation
   

08-4-6:

Report to the Board on Health Risk Assessment for the Port of Oakland and the West Oakland Community
  The staff will present the results of the comprehensive West Oakland health risk assessment, including the Port of Oakland and surrounding community in West Oakland.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

08-4-7:

Update the Board on Implementation of the Emission Reduction Plan for Ports and Goods Movement
  Staff will provide an update on progress made in implementing the Emission Reduction Plan for Ports and Goods Movement in California (Plan) including: rulemakings, enforcement, technological development, public outreach, additional risk assessments and challenges faced.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

08-4-10:

Report to the Board on an Update on the 2005 ARB/Railroad Statewide Agreement
  Staff will provide an update to the Board on the implementation efforts for the Statewide Rail Yard Agreement. The last update was provided at the July 27, 2007, ARB meeting.
  Staff Presentation
   

08-4-8:

Public Hearing to Consider Approval of Modified Transportation Conformity Budget Contained in the 2007 Air Quality Management Plan for Attaining the Federal 8-Hour Ozone and PM 2.5 Standard in the South Coast Air Basin
  The Board will consider revisions to the conformity budgets for the South Coast Air Basin. The proposed revisions are intended to address concerns raised by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and are being considered by the Board at the request of the Southern California Association of Governments and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
  More Information Staff Presentation
   

08-4-9:

Update the Board on the Status of the 8-Hour Ozone Plan
  Staff will update the Board on the status of the federal 8-hour ozone attainment demonstration plans being prepared for the Western Mojave Desert, Ventura County, and the Sacramento Metropolitan Ozone Nonattainment Areas.
  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:

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (East Yard Communities) v. California Air Resources Board, Case No. 2:08-CV-00473-R.

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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