Mail out #MSC 99-16
June 28, 1999

Dear Sir or Madam:

The staff of the Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a public meeting on Thursday,
July 29, 1999, to discuss Senate Concurrent Resolution 19, Leaf Blowers (SCR 19). The Senate has requested that ARB prepare and submit a report to the Legislature by
January 1, 2000 "summarizing the potential health and environmental impacts of leaf blowers and including recommendations for alternatives to the use of leaf blowers and alternative leaf blower technology if the state board determines that alternatives are necessary;Y" The SCR 19 asks ARB to address potential impacts from exhaust, noise, and blown dust on operators of leaf blowers and the public at large using existing studies.

The time and place of the meeting is:

Date : July 29, 1999
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Place: Air Resources Board
Annex 4 Auditorium
9528 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, California 91731

The purpose of this public meeting is to discuss available information known to ARB staff by that date, solicit additional information, and discuss our proposed methodology for conducting the study. Because of the short time frame for the study, we request that, if you have or are aware of information that may be useful to ARB in preparing the study, you make that information available to staff as early as possible, but no later than August 6, 1999.

An agenda and additional materials will be available prior to the meeting at We intend to use the web site and e-mail notification as the primary means of communication and posting information on this project. If you would like to receive future notifications and to state if you would prefer to receive information by hard copy mail, contact Chris Gapas-Jackson at (626) 459-4416.

This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, please contact Chris Gapas-Jackson at the above number by July 15, 1999. Persons with hearing or speech impairments can contact us by using our Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at
(916) 324-9531, or (800) 700-8326 for TDD calls from outside the Sacramento area.
We appreciate your participation in our process.

For questions about the meeting, to request time to make a presentation at the meeting, and for all other questions or comments about this project, contact Dr. Nancy Steele at
(626) 459-4368.

Robert H. Cross, Chief
Mobile Source Control Division

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