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Sacramento, California 95814


June 25 & 26, 2009


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June 25, 2009
9:00 a.m.


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Agenda Item #

Agenda Topic
09-6-1:  Health Update:  The Urban Environment and Health
  Staff will present an overview of the literature on the characteristics of the urban environment that may influence health.  The urban environment, which is also known as the built environment, influences global warming and climate change as addressed in Senate Bill 375. It is also emerging as an important factor for health promotion and obesity prevention.  The studies presented will focus on results from the Portland Neighborhood Environment and Health Study and show that highly walkable neighborhoods are associated with reduced obesity and other health conditions linked with excess weight compared to other neighborhoods.
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09-6-2:  Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Climate Change Scoping Plan Implementation 
  Staff will update the Board on the status of implementing the Climate Change Scoping Plan.

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 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Proposed Regulation to Reduce Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

 Public Comment on Item

 Motion and  Vote

  Staff will propose a regulation which would require the installation of gas collection and control systems at smaller and other uncontrolled municipal solid waste landfills.  The proposed regulation includes requirements for all affected landfills to ensure that gas collection and control systems are operating optimally and that fugitive emissions are minimized.
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 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Cool Car Standards and Test Procedures for 2012 and Subsequent Model-Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium Duty Vehicles

 Public Comment on Item

 Return from Lunch

 Motion and  Vote 

  Staff will propose a regulation that would require glass on new vehicles less than or equal to 10,000 pounds to meet solar management standards.  Solar glass will reduce a vehicle’s interior temperature when it is parked in the sun, making the driver less likely to activate the air conditioner and allowing manufacturers to downsize a vehicle’s air conditioning unit.  Reducing mobile air conditioning usage or downsizing of a vehicle’s air conditioning unit will result in lower greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reduced fuel use.
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 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Proposed AB 32 Cost of Implementation Fee Regulation and Proposed Amendment to the Existing Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 Public Comment on Item

  Staff will propose a new regulation to assess fees on sources of greenhouse gas emissions.  The revenue from these fees will be used to pay for the administrative costs of implementing the California Global Warming Act of 2006 (AB 32), as specified in Health and Safety Code section 38597.  Staff will also propose an amendment to ARB’s Mandatory Reporting Regulation to require electronic reporting of the required data.
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09-6-6:  Public Meeting to Provide the Board Information on the New Drive Clean Website
  Staff will give the Board a preview of the new Drive Clean website.  This website is a buying guide for clean and efficient vehicles and features smog and global warming scores for cars certified in California.

Staff Presentation