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September 24 & 25, 2009

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September 24, 2009
9:00 a.m.


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Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic
09-8-3:  Public Meeting to Consider a Report on Staff’s Recommended Area Designations for the 2008 Federal Lead Standard
  Staff will present its recommended area designations for the 2008 federal lead standard of 0.15 ug/m3.  The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) must submit these recommendations to the United States Environmental Protection Agency by October 15, 2009.
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 Public Meeting to Consider Appointment of Replacement Member to AB 32 ETAAC

 Motion and Vote

  Staff will ask the Board to approve the appointment of a new member to the Economic and Technology Advancement Advisory Committee.  A member, representing the California Chamber of Commerce, has resigned from the Committee and staff will recommend filling this seat, effective immediately, by appointing Mr. Marc Burgat, of the California Chamber of Commerce.

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 Public Meeting to Present to the Board a Draft Report on Planned Air Pollution Research, FY 2009-2010

 Public Comment on Item 

 Motion and Vote

  Staff will present a draft report, “Planned Air Pollution Research for Fiscal Year 2009-2010,” to the Board and recommend its approval.  The draft report provides a portfolio of research concepts to guide ARB’s extramural research program.  This research portfolio supports key policy and regulatory drivers: Health Effects and Exposure, Climate Change, and State Implementation Plan Support.  If the Board approves the Plan, staff will bring the proposed concepts to future Board meetings for approval as fully designed research proposals.
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 Public Meeting to Update the Board on ARB’s Plan to Hold a Workshop on its Enforcement Program

 Public Comment on Item

  The Executive Officer will report back to the Board on staff’s plan to conduct outreach and hold a workshop on ARB’s enforcement program.  The workshop is scheduled to be held on October 12, 2009, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, in the Byron Sher Auditorium of the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building.
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 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Proposed Amendments to the California Consumer Products Regulations

 Return from break

 Motion and Vote  

  Staff will present proposed amendments to the existing Consumer Products Regulation that would establish volatile organic compound limits for three product categories.  Minor modifications are also proposed to clarify requirements and/or enhance enforceability.
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   Return from Closed Session 

 Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to New Passenger Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards

 Motion and Vote

  Staff will present proposed amendments to California’s regulations to control greenhouse gas emissions from new light-duty vehicles.  The amendments would allow manufacturers to demonstrate compliance based on a combined sales of California-certified vehicles in California and all other states that have adopted California’s greenhouse gas regulations.  The proposed amendments would also allow manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with the California greenhouse gas requirements by submitting test data from the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy program.
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 Public Meeting to Consider Adoption of the Climate Action Reserve Updated Forest Project Protocol for Greenhouse Gas Accounting

 Motion and  Vote 

  Staff will recommend adoption of the updated Climate Action Reserve Forest Project Protocol (version 3.0) for greenhouse gas accounting for emission reduction projects.  The Protocol is the result of almost two years of work with considerable stakeholder involvement to update the previously-adopted forest protocols in order to encourage greater participation in forest projects. 
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