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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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July 24, 2008
9:00 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

08-7-1:

HEALTH UPDATE: Short-Term Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Air Pollution during Exercise
Health impacts from pollution are a concern to the public; however, specific populations may have an even greater risk from air pollution.  One group at risk, that is often overlooked, is comprised of people who exercise outdoors.  At this Health Update, ARB staff will present findings from studies which investigate the effects of exposure during exercise and examine the associations between traffic‑related air pollution and health outcomes, including airway inflammation and decreases in lung function.  Part of this presentation will include ways for those exercising outdoors to reduce their exposure to potentially harmful air pollutants.
  More Information     Staff Presentation
 

08-7-3:

Public Meeting to Consider the Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Research Plan
Staff will present the Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Annual Research Plan.
More Information     Staff Presentation
 

08-7-4:

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Regulation for Fuel Sulfur and other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline
The Air Resources Board staff is proposing a regulation for the Board’s consideration that would reduce emissions of particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and sulfur oxides from auxiliary and main diesel engines and auxiliary boilers on ocean-going vessels operating within 24 nautical miles of the California coastline.  Vessel operators would be required to use cleaner marine distillate fuels to reduce emissions and the proposed regulation would apply to both the United States-flagged vessels and foreign-flagged vessels.
  More Information      Staff Presentation
   

08-7-5:

Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Current Spark-Ignition Marine Engine and Boat Regulations
The Air Resources Board staff is proposing amendments to the current spark-ignition marine engine and boat regulations that would provide optional relief to the manufacturers of high‑performance (greater than 500 horsepower) sterndrive/inboard engines.  The proposal also includes carbon monoxide and not-to-exceed limits for all categories of spark-ignition marine engines, as well as more general relief provisions and other modifications.
  More Information   Staff Presentation
    
08-7-8: Report to the Board on the International Carbon Action Partnership
The Air Resources Board staff will present an overview and update of the International Carbon Action Partnership, including the European Union emissions trading system and carbon offsets.
Staff Presentation   Staff Presentation 2
08-7-9: Report to the Board on Assembly Bill 32 Implementation: Western Climate Initative
The Air Resources Board staff will update the Board on the status and activities of the Western Climate Initiative as they relate to Assembly Bill 32 implementation.
Staff Presentation
08-7-10: Green Chemistry Initiative Overview Report to the Board
The Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Director will update the Board.
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, and the California Air Resources Board v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit) 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 Second 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