LOCATION:


California Environmental Protection Agency
Air Resources Board
Central Valley Auditorium, Second Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

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February 26-27, 2004
9:00 a.m. / 8:30 a.m.

04-2-1 Public Meeting to Consider a Health Update

Staff will discuss a recent paper that links long-term particulate matter (PM) exposure with mortality from cardiovascular causes. In contrast to earlier similar reports that used broad cause-of-death classifications in its analysis, this new study examined specific causes of death from cardiovascular disease. With this new level of detail, this research provides epidemiological results of an association between fine PM and cause-specific cardiovascular disease deaths. The results were consistent with important physiological pathways of cardiovascular disease, such as inflammation and accelerated atherosclerosis. These results may prove useful in identifying potential mechanistic pathways of PM mortality.
 
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03-9-2 Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of the Stationary Compression Ignition Engine Airborne Toxic Control Measure (Continuation from the November 20, 2003, and December 11, 2003, Board Hearing)

At the November 22, 2003, and December 11, 2003, Board Hearing staff proposed emission standards, operating hour limitations, fuel requirements, and recordkeeping/reporting requirements for new and existing (installed before 1/1/05) stationary diesel-fueled compression ignition engines. Due to the Governor's Executive Order S-2-03 the Board did not vote and the record remained open. This item is being brought back before the Board to consider and vote on its possible adoption. The new and existing prime (non-emergency) engines would have to meet a stringent diesel particulate matter (PM) standard that will require the installation of diesel particulate filter technology. New emergency standby engines would have to meet the lowest diesel PM emission level currently achieved by engines meeting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Air Resources Board Offroad Engine Standards. Existing emergency standby engines would have to limit maintenance and testing hours depending on the baseline emission level of the engine. Staff will be proposing additional language for demand response programs, remotely located engines and emergency standby engines located near schools.
 
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03-10-2 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Airborne Toxic Control Measures (ATCM) for Transport Refrigeration Units (Continuation from the December 11, 2003, Board Hearing)

At the December 11, 2003, Board Hearing staff proposed adoption of a regulation to reduce public exposure to diesel particulate matter and other toxic air contaminants by reducing the in-use emissions from transport refrigeration units (TRU) and TRU generator sets. Due to the Governor's Executive Order S-2-03, the Board did not vote and the record remained open. This item is being brought back before the Board to discuss key issues, take further comments, and to consider and vote on its possible adoption of this ATCM.
 
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03-10-3 Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Diesel Emission Control Strategy Verification Modification Regulation (Continuation from the December 11, 2003, Board Hearing)

At the December 11, 2003, Board Hearing staff proposed amendments to the Diesel Emission Control Strategy Verification Procedure. Due to the Governor's Executive Order S-2-03, the Board did not vote and the record remained open. This item is being brought back before the Board to to consider and vote on its possible adoption. The four primary proposed amendments are (1) to remove coverage of damage to the vehicle/equipment from the warranty requirements, (2) to delay the effective date of the emission limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) by three years, (3) to add a process for handling systems that do not appear to rely on generally accepted scientific principles, and (4) to allow a durability testing option in-line with that allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its verification protocol.
 
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04-2-2 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Proposed Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Portable Diesel-Fueled Engines

Staff will propose adoption of an Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Portable Diesel-Fueled Engines. The proposed ATCM represents an integral part of the Air Resources Board's Diesel Risk Reduction Plan, whose goal is to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM) emissions by 85 percent by 2020. Portable diesel engines are used in a variety of applications, and they emit approximately 1,500 tons per year of diesel PM. The proposed ATCM will require all portable engines to be certified to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency /Air Resources Board off-road engine standards by 2010, meet fleet-average emissions limits in 2013 and 2017, and ultimately achieve at least 85 percent control of diesel PM by 2020. The proposed ATCM will also achieve reductions in nitrogen oxides (NOx) through expedited engine replacement.
 
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 04-2-3 Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Proposed Amendments to the Regulation for the Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program

Staff will propose amendments to the Regulation for the Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program. The proposed amendments are intended to provide consistency with the proposed Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Portable Diesel-Fueled Engines, and additional clarity and enforceability.
 
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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 five minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.

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