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Ocotber 23, 2008
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|HEALTH UPDATE: The Effect of Prenatal and Early Childhood Exposure to Air Pollution on Lung Function in Asthmatic Children|
|Staff will update the Air Resources Board (ARB or the Board) on research linking prenatal and early childhood exposure to air pollution and decreased lung function in asthmatic children. In an exploratory study, the authors found a positive association between prenatal and early childhood exposure to nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, and carbon monoxide and reduced lung functioning in children living in Fresno. These results suggest that prenatal and early childhood exposure to air pollution can damage health. However, these findings must be confirmed by further research.|
|More Information Staff Presentation|
|Public Meeting to Consider Appointments to the Research Screening Committee
|Research undertaken by ARB is
guided by the advice and recommendations of the Research Screening
Committee (RSC), which comprises a panel of experts from a broad range
of scientific disciplines. Recent legislation (AB 2991) allows
ARB to expand RSC from nine to eleven members and requires that at
least two members of RSC have demonstrated climate change
expertise. Staff is recommending the appointment of two
additional RSC members to meet the requirements of AB 2991.
|Update on 2008 Air Quality Legislation|
|Staff from the Board’s
Legislative Office will present a review of air quality legislation
from the second year of the 2007-2008 Legislative Session.
|Status Report on AB 32 Implementation and the Scoping Plan|
|Staff will present an update on the implementation of AB 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008, and staff’s development of the Scoping Plan required by Health and Safety Code section 38561.|
the Board on the Environmental Protection Indicators for California
Project: Indicators of Climate Change in California
|The Environmental Protection Indicators for California (EPIC) project, led by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), is responsible for developing and maintaining a set of indicators that track environmental conditions over time. These can be used to improve our understanding of the environment and how human activities and other factors can influence environmental quality. Working in collaboration with the California Energy Commission, other State agencies, and research institutions, OEHHA has identified a set of indicators that describe climate change and its impacts on the State. OEHHA’s presentation will highlight some of these indicators.|
|08-9-6:||Status Report to the Board on the State Implementation Plan for the Sacramento 8-Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area|
|Staff will brief the Board on the status of State Implementation Plan (SIP) development for the Sacramento 8 hour ozone nonattainment area. Staff will present the expected benefits in the Sacramento nonattainment area from the 2007 State Strategy for the California SIP. The Sacramento area SIP will be considered for local adoption in January 2009 and by the Air Resources Board shortly thereafter.|
|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
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 et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498.
General Motors Corp. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 05CE CG02787.
State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, the California Air Resources Board, and the Attorney General v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 08-1178.
Green Mountain Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep, et al. v. Crombie, 508 F.Supp.2d 295, U.S. District Court Vermont (2007), appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Docket Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (Sacramento County), Case No. 34-2008-80000064.