Board Member Report: May 9, 2022
Please see below for upcoming public events for the week of May 9, 2022.
Public Meeting on Health Risk Assessment Capacity Building: On May 10 via remote access, CARB will host a public session on Health Risk Assessments (HRA). In this third session, CARB staff invite stakeholders to share their concerns on how HRAs are conducted in response to comments and questions from the first two sessions where CARB staff covered the roles and responsibilities of the air districts and CARB, how government agencies use HRAs to evaluate potential health impacts of air pollution emissions, and the different ways HRAs are used by community members and advocates.
Public Work Group Meeting on Clean Vehicle Rebate Project: On May 11 via remote access, CARB will host a work group meeting to discuss the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022-23. Discussions will include possible changes to the three-year plan for CVRP, funding projections, and an update on the program.
Public Meeting for Scientific Review Panel: On May 12 via remote access and in Sacramento, CARB, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) staff will hold a public meeting for the Scientific Review Panel (Panel) on toxic air contaminants pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 39670. The Panel is charged with evaluating the risk assessments of substances that could be identified as toxic by CARB, OEHHA, and DPR. Agenda items for this meeting include a review of 1-Bromoprane cancer inhalation unit risk factor, a proposed process for Hot Spots chemical reviews, an update from DPR staff on the monitoring study of alternative 1,3-D application method, and an update regarding the Community Air Protection Program from CARB staff.
Training Webinar on Transportation and Refrigeration Units: On May 12 via remote access, CARB staff will hold a training webinar on Transportation and Refrigeration Units (TRU). Topics that will be covered include regulation applicability, hiring and contracting TRUs, compliance requirements, and registration and labeling. TRUs are used on semi-trailers, truck vans, shipping containers, and rail cars and most are diesel-powered. To reduce risk of exposure to diesel particulate matter from TRUs, owners, operators, dispatchers, and distribution centers must comply with the TRU Airborne Toxic Control Measures.