LOCATION:


California Air Resources Board
Auditorium
9530 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, CA 91731

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

ELECTRONIC BOARD BOOK

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June 24 - 25, 2004
9:00 a.m. / 8:30 a.m.

Agenda  Item #

 Agenda Topic/Brief Description  
     

04-6-1

Report to the Board on a Health Update - Major Findings from the Children's Health Study  

 

The ARB's funding of the Children's Health Study is about to end. This landmark study has produced many far-reaching findings that have advanced our knowledge regarding the effects of air pollution on children's health. It has also placed a new focus on vulnerable groups to protect from air pollution. Staff will review the study and the major findings from the study.  
  More Information ARB Staff Presentation  
     
     

04-6-2

(THIS ITEM WILL BE RECALENDARED AT A LATER DATE) Report to the Board on an Update on the Implementation of ARB's Environmental Justice Policies and Actions  
  This item will give ARB's status report on the implementation of the ARB's Environmental Justice Policies and Actions since January 2003. It will include a description of products and technical tools completed during that period and a preview of future activities.  
     
     

04-6-3

(THIS ITEM WILL BE RECALENDARED AT A LATER DATE) Report to the Board on ARB's Environmental Justice Program: Evaluation and Recommendation  
  Report by Hewlett Foundation Fellow on ARB's Environmental Justice Program.

This independent report will discuss the progress of ARB's Environmental Justice Program and recommendations for further action.
 
     
     

 04-6-4

Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Proposed Modifications to the Exhaust Emission Standard and Test Procedures - 1985 and Subsequent Model Year Heavy-Duty Urban Bus Engines and Vehicles, the Fleet Rule for Transit Agencies, and Zero-Emission Bus Requirements  
  In February 2000, the Board confirmed its continued commitment toward improving emissions from public transportation by establishing a new fleet rule for transit agencies and more stringent emission standards for new urban bus engines and vehicles. The multi-faceted regulations were designed to reduce NOx, an ozone precursor, and PM by setting fleet emission reduction requirements that encouraged transit agencies to purchase cleaner buses and retrofit their existing buses. The rule promoted advanced technologies by adopting a zero-emission bus (ZEB) demonstration and ZEB acquisition requirements applicable to larger transit agencies. Recognizing the progressive nature of the regulations, the Board required staff to report back regularly on implementation progress and to develop a test procedure to certify hybrid-electric urban buses (HEB). As instructed by the Board, staff brought modifications to the fleet rule for transit agencies and a test procedure for certification of HEBs to the Board, which were adopted at the October 24, 2002, public hearing. With the 2004 model year the current rule requires diesel engines to meet the very low California 2004 urban bus engine exhaust emission standards, which manufacturers of diesel HEBs are unable to meet. Staff is proposing modifications to the exhaust emission standards and test procedures for heavy-duty urban bus engines and vehicles and the fleet rule for transit agencies to create a mechanism allowing the certification, sale, and purchase of diesel HEBs by transit agencies on the diesel path for the 2004 through 2006 model years (MY). In addition, staff is proposing modifications to the ZEB demonstration project requirements to conform with current and potential future market conditions and the availability of ZEBs.  
  More Information ARB Staff Presentation  
     
     

04-6-5

Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Proposed Amendments of the California Consumer Product Regulations and Method 310; and
Adoption of a Proposed Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Para-Dichlorobenzene
 
  Staff is proposing amendments to the Consumer Products Regulations, test Method 310, and adoption of an Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Para-Dichlorobenzene Solid Air Fresheners and Toilet/Urinal Care Products. The proposal adds volatile organic compound limits for 15 consumer product categories and updates the test method for the consumer products program. The proposal would also prohibit the use of four toxic air contaminants: methylene chloride; perchloroethylene; trichloroethylene; and para-dichlorobenzene in several product categories.  
  More Information ARB Staff Presentation  
     
     
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.

THOSE ITEMS ABOVE WHICH ARE NOT COMPLETED ON JUNE 24 WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M ON JUNE 25.

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING:

CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 322-5594
FAX: (916) 322-3928
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