Health Update: Reductions in Fine Particulate Matter (PM) and Improvements in Life Expectancy
Staff will highlight a study that examines the changes in life expectancy associated with changes in ambient levels of fine PM in 51 cities, including San Francisco, San Jose, Los Ángeles, and San Diego. The investigators were able to show a significant association between PM reductions and improvements in life expectancy.
Research Update: Assessment of Particulate Matter and Oxides of Nitrogen Retrofits for Diesel Control Program
Staff will update the Board on the status on an ongoing research study conducted by ARB to investigate the characteristics of tailpipe emissions from vehicle technologies meeting the latest emission standards. The emission control technologies tested include diesel oxidation catalysts, continuously regenerating diesel particulate filter systems, and selective catalytic reduction systems. Sample collection for heavy-duty vehicles over a range of driving conditions has been completed and shown to be highly effective.
Public Meeting to Consider the Local Government Toolkit for Reducing Greenhouse Gases
Staff will present ARB’s California's Local Government Toolkit (Toolkit) which provides a "one-stop-shop" of guidance and resources to assist local governments with reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Toolkit includes cost-saving actions, financial resources, California case studies, a decision-support tool, a peer-networking online discussion forum, and a climate leadership recognition program. (The Toolkit is located at www.coolcalifornia.org.)
Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Amendments to the On-Board Diagnostic Regulations for Light-Duty, Medium-Duty, and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles (OBD II and HD OBD) and Proposed Adoption of a Heavy-Duty On-Board Diagnostic Specific Enforcement Regulation
Motion and Vote
Staff’s proposal would update the HD OBD requirements for heavy-duty engines, with most of the proposed amendments related to the diesel requirements. The proposed amendments to the OBD II regulation are aimed at making the diesel-related requirements for medium-duty vehicles consistent with those being proposed for the HD OBD regulation. The proposal would also adopt an enforcement regulation which would detail enforcement procedures to be used for noncompliance issues of the HD OBD regulation.
Continuation of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Aftermarket Parts Certification Requirements for Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Motion and Vote
Amending Motion and Vote
Amending Motion and Vote
Staff developed modifications to the new certification and installation requirements for aftermarket kits converting hybrid electric vehicles to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles originally presented at the January 23, 2009, Board hearing. The modified requirements will be presented for adoption.
Update the Board on Existing Grant Agreements for the Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program and the Lower-Emission School Bus Program
Motion and Vote
Staff will provide an update on the first installments of bond funding received to support this program. Staff will also describe and request Board support for the changes needed to existing grant agreements to reflect the delay in funding and incorporate other amendments requested by local agencies or ARB staff to improve implementation.
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.
California Business Properties Association, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (Sacramento), Case No. 34-2009-80000232.
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).
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court, EDCA, Case No. 2:09-CV-01151-MCE-EFB.
Closed Session Report
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