Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Regulation for
In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicles
Off-road diesel vehicles are responsible for nearly a
quarter of the total diesel particulate matter (PM) emissions from all
sources and nearly a fifth of the total oxides of nitrogen (NOx)
emissions from mobile diesel sources. These emissions pose a significant
health risk because of their contribution to toxic ambient PM and ozone,
which can lead to increased mortality. The proposed regulation would
require fleet owners to reduce their diesel PM and NOx emissions by
using strategies that include fleet modernization, such as replacing
older engines or vehicles with newer cleaner ones, and installation of
exhaust retrofits that capture and destroy pollutants before they are
emitted to the atmosphere.
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 folllowing pending litigation:
Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Witherspoon, U.S.
District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno), No. CIV-F-04-6663 REC LJO.
Fresno Dodge, Inc. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and
Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE
General Motors Corp. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and
Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County),No. 05CE
OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TO COMMENT ON MATTERS OF
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.
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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 three minutes to
ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.
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