Larger
Viewing Issues? Click here.


Audio Only


Streaming Video Home Page

Location:

Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

April 23 & 24, 2009

Webcast

Electronic Board Book

This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (916) 321-BUSS, website http://www.sacrt.com/ (This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING GO TO:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php


April 23, 2009
9:00 a.m.

DAY-ONE

 Click Here to Start

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic
09-4-1:  Health Update: Asthma Onset and Exacerbation in Children Exposed to Traffic-Related Air Pollution
  Staff will present highlights of a study which investigated the relationship between childhood asthma and air pollution in Southern California.  The investigators found a significant increase in asthma onset in children exposed to increased levels of traffic-related air pollution.  In addition, staff will present the latest findings on the worsening of childhood asthma associated with exposure to traffic.
  More Information    Staff Presentation
   
09-4-2:

 Public Meeting to Consider 4 Research  Proposals

 Motion and Vote

  1.    “Personal, Indoor, and Outdoor Particulate Air Pollution and Heart Rate Variability in Elderly Subjects with Coronary Artery Disease,” University of California, Irvine, $235,000, Proposal No. 2666-264.

2.    “Central Nervous System Effects of Ambient Particulate Matter: The Role of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation,” University of California, Irvine, $309,141, Proposal No. 2667-264.

3.    “Chamber Study and Model Development,” University of California, Riverside, $474,229, Proposal No. 2671-264.

4.    “A Field Experiment to Assess the Impact of Information Provision on Household Electricity Consumption,” University of California, Los Angeles, $173,934, Proposal No. 2679-264.


More Information    Staff Presentation
   
 09-4-3:

 Public Meeting to Consider Changes to the Research Screening Committee Membership

 Motion and Vote

  Staff will propose a new member to fill the vacancy left by Dr. Bob Devlin’s resignation.  The Board's legislatively mandated Research Screening Committee consists of scientists, engineers, and others who are knowledgeable, technically qualified, and experienced in air pollution problems.  The Committee meets approximately four times a year to review proposed and completed research projects. 
  Staff Presentation
   
09-4-4:

 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Proposed Regulation to Implement the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

 Public Comment on Item

 Board Discussion

 Motion and Vote

  Staff will propose for the Board’s consideration the Low Carbon Fuel Standard regulation.  The proposed regulation is designed to result in a reduction of the carbon intensity of gasoline and diesel transportation fuels by at least ten percent from their 2006 levels.  When fully implemented, this will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 15 million metric tons a year (CO2 equivalent).
  More Information    Staff Presentation