HEALTH UPDATE: Short-Term Health Effects Associated with Exposure to Air Pollution during Exercise
Health impacts from pollution are a concern to the public; however, specific populations may have an even greater risk from air pollution. One group at risk, that is often overlooked, is comprised of people who exercise outdoors. At this Health Update, ARB staff will present findings from studies which investigate the effects of exposure during exercise and examine the associations between traffic‑related air pollution and health outcomes, including airway inflammation and decreases in lung function. Part of this presentation will include ways for those exercising outdoors to reduce their exposure to potentially harmful air pollutants.
Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Regulation for Fuel Sulfur and other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline
Motion and Vote
The Air Resources Board staff is proposing a regulation for the Board’s consideration that would reduce emissions of particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and sulfur oxides from auxiliary and main diesel engines and auxiliary boilers on ocean-going vessels operating within 24 nautical miles of the California coastline. Vessel operators would be required to use cleaner marine distillate fuels to reduce emissions and the proposed regulation would apply to both the United States-flagged vessels and foreign-flagged vessels.
Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Current Spark-Ignition Marine Engine and Boat Regulations
Motion and Vote
The Air Resources Board staff is proposing amendments to the current spark-ignition marine engine and boat regulations that would provide optional relief to the manufacturers of high‑performance (greater than 500 horsepower) sterndrive/inboard engines. The proposal also includes carbon monoxide and not-to-exceed limits for all categories of spark-ignition marine engines, as well as more general relief provisions and other modifications.
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 following pending litigation:
Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno), No. 1:04-CV-06663-AWI-GWA.
Fresno Dodge, Inc. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498.
General Motors Corp. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Witherspoon, Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 05CE CG02787.
State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, and the California Air Resources Board v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals (Ninth Circuit) Case No. 08-70011, filed January 2, 2008.
Green Mountain Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep, et al. v. Crombie , 508 F.Supp.2d 295, U.S. District Court Vermont (2007), appeal to Second Circuit Court of Appeals pending, Docket Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).
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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If you are a person with limited English and would like to request interpreter services to be available at the Board meeting, please contact ARB's Bilingual Manager at 916-323-7053.
THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.
SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED AT MEETINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD