Update for the Board on Women and Air Pollution Impacts
A number of new studies in California and nationwide have shown that elderly women may be particularly sensitive to the impacts of air pollution. ARB's Research Program is also funding new studies to provide information on some of the unanswered questions on the role of air pollution in women's health. This health update will review the effects of long term air pollution exposure in women which results in increased cardiovascular disease and deaths in this newly discovered vulnerable population.
Public Meeting to Approve the Air Pollution Research, Fiscal Year 2007-2008
Through an annual public solicitation process, the Board evaluates ideas for potential research projects. The draft report, "Planned Air Pollution Research for Fiscal Year 2007-2008" represents the results of the review process and includes project concepts for the ARB's extramural research program for fiscal year 2007-08. The proposed concepts will be brought to the Board in the future as fully designed research proposals.
Public Meeting to Consider the 2007 San Diego State Implementation Plan (SIP)
Staff will recommend Board approval of revisions to the SIP for attaining federal air quality standards in the San Diego Air Basin. The proposed revision demonstrates how San Diego will attain the 8-hour ozone standard by the federal deadline and that other Clean Air Act requirements.
Public Meeting to Consider the Zero Emission Vehicle Program Review: Technology Status Report Presented by the Independent Review Panel
The purpose of this agenda item is to present information gathered by an Independent Review Panel regarding the status of vehicle technologies needed to meet the Zero Emission Vehicle Program requirements. The information gathered by the panel, along with other information collected by ARB staff, will be used by the Board in determining if modifications to the current program are warranted. ARB staff would return to the Board with proposed modifications later this year if directed by the Board to do so.