Release 98-63
October 19, 1998 
CONTACT:  Jerry Martin
Allan Hirsch
(916) 322-2990


Toxic Emissions From Diesel-Fueled Engines
Risk Management Effort Moves Forward

        SACRAMENTO --  The California Air Resources Board (ARB) next week will convene its Advisory Committee meeting to address further reductions of Toxic Air Contaminants (TAC) from diesel-fueled engines.  Details are as follows:
                                                     Advisory Committee Meeting
                                                     Thursday, October 29, 1998
                                                     9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
                                                     Sacramento Convention Center
                                                     1412 K Street
                                                     Sacramento, CA 95814

        The ARB is complying with a comprehensive two-phase public process to address TAC's.  The two phases are known as identification and control.  ARB's August 1998 decision to identify particulate emissions from diesel as a TAC triggers a public meeting to start the control, or Risk Management, phase.

        This initial organizational meeting will address such matters as: participation, sub-committees, format, and a time schedule for future meetings.  The working group will consist of interested persons from industry, environmental and health groups, the public and government agencies.

        For further information please contact ARB's Public information Office at (916) 322-2990, or visit ARB's website (

        The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency.  ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy.  The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.

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