September 2, 1999
Mail Out #MSC 99-24


Dear Sir or Madam:

The staff of the Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 1999, to discuss the draft document: A Potential Health and Environmental Impacts from Leaf Blowers. The Senate has requested that ARB prepare and submit such a report to the Legislature by January 1, 2000, addressing 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 are:

Date: September 28, 1999
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Place: Air Resources Board, Annex 4 Auditorium
  9528 Telstar Avenue, El Monte, CA 91731

The purpose of this public meeting is to discuss the draft report. Written comments on this draft must be received no later than Friday, October 8, 1999, in order that they can be considered for the final draft for the December 9 Board hearing, which will be mailed in early November. Although not available for review at the time this letter was mailed, the draft report will be available within two weeks of the public meeting. As soon as it is available, the report will be posted on the leaf blower website //msprog/leafblow/leafblow.htm. If you prefer that the report be mailed to you, please contact Chris Gapas-Jackson at (626) 459-4416.

This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodation is needed, please contact Chris at the above number by September 16, 1999. Persons with hearing or speech impairment 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.

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, please contact
Dr. Nancy Steele at (626) 459-4368 or



Robert H. Cross, Chief
Mobile Source Control Division

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