LOCATION:

Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

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June 26, 2008
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

08-6-1:

HEALTH UPDATE: Estimating the Direct Health Effects of Temperature and Heat Waves in California
Staff from the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will provide an overview of their analyses of the direct effects on increases in temperature on death and hospitalization in nine California counties, as well as an examination of potentially susceptible subgroups.
  More Information Staff Presentation
 

08-6-2:

Public Meeting to Consider the Approval of a Grant under the Innovative Clean Air Technologies (ICAT) Program
As a follow-up to the three ICAT grants approved by the board in January 2007, the Board will consider approval of staff’s recommendation of an additional grant to co‑fund development and demonstration of an innovative particulate matter sensor for use in diesel vehicle emission control system on‑board diagnostic applications.
  Staff Presentation
   

08-6-3:

Climate Science Update: Climate Change Impacts of Non-Kyoto Greenhouse Gases
In addition to the six substances identified in the Kyoto Protocol, there are a number of man-made pollutants, emitted primarily as combustion byproducts (both fossil fuels and biomass), that affect the climate by their significant global warming potential. This presentation by Professor Michael Prather, UC Irvine, provides an update on scientific developments on such substances and their regulatory and policy implications.
Staff Presentation
 

08-6-4:

Report to the Board on an Initial Draft of a Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California (AB 32 Scoping Plan)
The Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32) requires ARB to prepare a Scoping Plan to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in California.  ARB staff will present an initial draft of the AB 32 Scoping Plan for the Board’s review.
  Staff Presentation
   

08-6-5:

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the California Consumer Products Regulation
Air Resources Board staff is proposing amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation.  As proposed, the amendments would reduce volatile organic compound (VOC), greenhouse gas, and air toxics emissions.  An amendment is also proposed to provide an exemption from the definition of VOC for hydrofluoroether 7200 based on its negligible photochemical reactivity with respect to formation of ground level ozone.  Other amendments are proposed to clarify or simplify existing regulatory provisions.
  More Information   Staff Presentation
    
08-6-6: Public Meeting to Consider Aprroval of Western Mojave Desert 8-Hour Ozone State Implementation Plan (SIP) and Approval of the Ventura 8-Hour Ozone SIP
ARB staff will brief the Board on locally adopted attainment demonstration plans for the Ventura County and the Western Mojave Desert federal ozone non-attainment areas.  Staff is recommending that the Board approve these plans as revisions to California’s State Implementation Plan.
More Information    Staff Presentation
 
08-6-7: Update the Board on the Implementation of the Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) Program
Staff will present an update to the Board on the implementation of the Enhanced Vapor Recovery (EVR) program, including progress towards meeting the April 1, 2009 deadline for EVR Phase II systems.
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 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.