09-3-1:Health Update: Air Pollution and Childhood Respiratory Allergies Staff will present the results from a recent study that investigated the association between air pollution exposure and childhood respiratory allergies in the United States. The study found associations between particulate matter and ozone exposures and parental reports of hay fever and/or respiratory allergies. These results, which are from a large national study, emphasize the importance of reducing ambient pollutant exposures in protecting children’s health. Additional information regarding the impact of airborne allergens on health will also be discussed. More InformationStaff Presentation
09-3-2:Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of the Proposed Regulation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vehicles Operating with Under-Inflated Tires
Public Comment on Item
Motion and Vote
The proposed regulation would reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles operating with under-inflated tires. It would accomplish this goal by requiring all automotive service providers in California to perform a tire pressure service (check and inflate) when automotive maintenance or repair services are performed. More InformationStaff Presentation
09-3-3:Public Meeting to Report to the Board on the Development Process for State Implementation Plans and the Schedule of Upcoming Plans Staff will present the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) with an overview of the Clean Air Act planning requirements for nonattainment areas. Staff will describe the State Implementation Plan process, its key elements, and the roles of various agencies in plan development. Staff will present an update on the schedule of upcoming plans. More InformationStaff Presentation
09-3-4:Public Hearing to Consider the Approval of the 2009 Sacramento Metro Area 8-Hour Ozone Attainment Plan The Sacramento Metro Area is a nonattainment area for the federal 1997 8-hour ozone standard. The plan that will be presented for Board consideration includes the local plan element, which shows the emission reductions from district measures. The Board will also consider a State commitment for reductions in the region based on a quantification of the benefits for Sacramento from the measures in the ARB 2007 State Strategy. These reductions, along with reductions from local and federal measures, will allow the Sacramento area to attain the ozone standard by 2018
09-3-6:Public Meeting to Consider an Informational Update on Truck Incentives Staff will provide an informational update on incentive funding for trucks, as well as a joint effort with local air districts to align the Carl Moyer, Proposition 1B/Goods Movement, and AB 118 programs. The goal is to simplify the choices and requirements for clean truck incentives administered by ARB and local agencies. The proposed actions include creation of a streamlined “voucher” option under the Carl Moyer Program. Staff Presentation
09-3-7:Public Meeting to Update the Board on 2009 Air Quality Legislation Staff from the Legislative Office will present an overview of the recently introduced air quality legislation for the first year of the 2009-2010 Legislative Session. More InformationStaff Presentation
09-3-8:Report to the Board on the Proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation ARB staff will provide a brief overview to the Board on the proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation, which is scheduled to be considered by the Board at the April 23, 2009 hearing. The proposed LCFS regulation would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by reducing the carbon intensity of transportation fuels used in California by an average of 10 percent by the year 2020. The LCFS achieves a 10 percent reduction in average carbon intensity by starting specified providers of transportation fuels (referred to as “regulated parties”) at an initial level and incrementally lowering the allowable carbon intensity for transportation fuels used in California in each subsequent year. Regulated parties can meet these annual carbon intensity levels with any combination of fuels they produce or supply and with LCFS credits acquired in previous years or from other regulated parties.
Staff’s overview may include a presentation by experts from the University of California on how to account for the potential impacts of land use changes in the LCFS regulation. The purpose of the overview is to provide the Board with general information on the LCSF prior to the April 23, 2009 hearing. This is an informational hearing only; no action will be taken by the Board.
CLOSED SESSION - LITIGATION 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. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, No. 08-17378 on appeal from U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno).
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.
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, Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (Sacramento County), Case No. 34-2008-80000064.
National Paint and Coatings Association, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Superior Court of California (Sacramento County), Case No. 04CS01707.
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