HEALTH UPDATE: Indoor Chemicals Linked to Respiratory and Allergic Effects in Children
Staff will update the Board on the findings of recent studies investigating the relationship between chemicals typically found in indoor environments and the development of asthma and allergies in children. The studies looked at children exposed to volatile organic compounds, plasticizers, and formaldehyde. Most found associations between higher concentrations of these chemicals and the development of asthma, lower respiratory conditions, and allergies, and they suggest that these chemicals may be significant risk factors for respiratory and allergic effects in children.
Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Air Monitoring Efforts in the Port Communities of Southern Los Angeles County
A brief overview of Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Harbor Communities Monitoring Study and the preliminary results will be presented. This field study featured a number of non-traditional monitoring techniques to characterize the intra-community variations in air quality in the greater Wilmington area, which has a variety of significant pollutant sources. The results from this study and on-going measurements by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will allow ARB staff to better evaluate the primary causes of air quality impacts.
Public Hearing to Consider Regulations for Portable Outboard Marine Tanks and Components
Motion and Vote
ARB staff has proposed a regulation to control reactive organic compounds (ROG) from portable outboard marine tanks and components. This proposed regulation would require permeation and evaporative technologies that are currently available and cost effective. This proposed regulation would reduce 2020 emissions by 3.2 tons per day and result in a net cost savings of $0.31 per pound of ROG reduced.
Presentation on the South Coast Air Quality Management District's Climate Change Programs
Barry R. Wallerstein, Executive Officer, will present information on SCAQMD’s climate change activities, including a Climate Change Policy, development of the SoCal Climate Solutions Exchange to encourage voluntary greenhouse gas reductions, modification of annual emissions reporting software to include greenhouse gas reporting, and development of an interim CEQA greenhouse gas significance threshold.
Public Meeting to Consider Adoption of Greenhouse Gas Reporting and Project Protocols for Local Government Operations, Urban Forestry, and Livestock Manure Digesters
Motion and Vote
Staff will discuss the development of three greenhouse gas reporting and project protocols and ask the Board to adopt them for use in voluntary actions. The protocols are for Local Government Operations, Urban Forestry, and Livestock Manure Digesters. These protocols were developed in coordination with the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR). Staff will present a status on other protocols being developed, including the update of the Forest protocols.
Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Proposed Assembly Bill 118 Air Quality Guidelines for the Air Quality Improvement Program and the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle and Technology Program
The California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 (AB 118) requires ARB to develop guidelines for both the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program and the Air Quality Improvement Program to ensure that both programs do not adversely impact air quality. Staff will present these guidelines for the Board’s approval.
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 et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498.
General Motors Corp. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 05CE CG02787.
State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, the California Air Resources Board, and the Attorney General v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 08-1178, filed
May 5, 2008.
Green Mountain Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep, et al. v. Crombie, 508 F.Supp.2d 295, U.S. District Court Vermont (2007), appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 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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THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.
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