Update for the Board Influence of Genetics on Respiratory Health in Asthmatic Children
Recent research has suggested that people with certain variants in genes that code for biochemicals that protect against lung injury from oxidant substances like ozone are more likely to experience adverse responses when exposed to ozone. Staff will update the Board on the findings of a recent study on the influence of these gene variants on respiratory health of asthmatic children exposed to ozone. The results suggest that asthmatic children with certain gene variants are more likely to experience lung function decrements and respiratory symptoms than children with other variants of the same genes.
Update the Board on Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 4th Assessment Report Summary for Policymakers
Staff will provide an update on the latest assessment of the scientific basis of climate change from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC 2007. Topics to be covered include the most important findings on the physical science basis, impacts, mitigation, and adaptation of climate change.
Public Meeting to Consider Approval of a List of Proposed Early Actions Measures to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
Staff will present for the Board's consideration a set of proposed early action measures for climate change mitigation pursuant to the requirements of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. The proposed actions are suggestions for regulatory and non-regulatory strategies that, if supported by the Board, the staff will pursue as part of the State's comprehensive plan for achieving greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Emission Control and Smog Index Labels Regulations
Staff proposes to modify the graphics and content of the Smog Index Label and add a Global Warming Index label. The proposed smog index label will rank vehicles on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being the lowest emitting rank, based on their emission standard certification. In developing a global warming scoring system, staff proposes the calculations be consistent with the Motor Vehicle emissions regulations developed under AB 1493 (Pavely). Staff performed a statistical analysis on the California GHG emission data available and ranked vehicles on a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the lowest emitting. The label size is 4" x 6" with a Green color border containing informative text. The indexes are displayed inside the border.
Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Regulations for the Certification and Testing of Gasoline Vapor Recovery Systems Using Aboveground Storage Tanks
ARB staff is proposing new vapor recovery performance standards and specifications to control standing loss and transfer emissions from aboveground storage tanks (AST). Compliance with these new standards and specifications would be verified through certification testing by ARB staff. These new standards and specifications would be applicable to new and existing installations with full compliance of the new requirements by no later than January 1, 2013. This proposal is expected to reduce reactive organic gases by nearly two tons per day.
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 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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THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING. THOSE ITEMS ABOVE THAT ARE NOT COMPLETED ON JUNE 21 WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M. ON JUNE 22.
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