Board Member Report: June 26, 2023
Please see below for upcoming public events for the week of June 26, 2023.
Public Workgroup Meeting on Off-Road New Diesel Engine Tier 5 Rulemaking: On June 27 via remote access, CARB will host a public workgroup meeting to discuss ideas and possible strategies to reduce oxides of nitrogen and particulate-matter emissions from new, off-road compression-ignition engines. CARB staff will talk about off-road new diesel engine Tire 5 rulemaking concepts, including regulatory useful life, emission warranty, and selective catalytic reduction inducement strategies. The public will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions.
Assembly Bill 617 Consultation Group Hybrid Meeting: On June 28 in Sacramento and via remote access, CARB will host a hybrid public meeting for the Assembly Bill (AB) 617 Consultation Group. Comprised of individuals representing environmental justice organizations, air districts, industry, academia, public health organizations, and local governments, the AB 617 Consultation Group facilitates these meetings to discuss various aspects of Community Air Protection Program implementation.
Research Seminar – Particulate Matter 2.5 Exposure and Work Absences: On June 30 via remote access, CARB will host a research seminar on the relationship between short-term exposure to Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and an increase in work absences due to illness. Since work loss due to air-pollution-related illness could significantly impact both California companies and communities, CARB funded an investigation on how PM2.5 exposure impacts illness-related work absences in the State. The study also considered how wildfire smoke can affect the relationship between PM2.5 exposure and work absences. Study findings reveal that every one unit increase in PM2.5 exposure could result in more than one million days of work loss due to illness and a quarter-billion dollars of annual economic loss in California. The study provides an important metric that could be used to update CARB’s health benefits analysis and inform policy development.