The Air Resources Board (the Board or ARB) will conduct a public hearing at the time and place noted below to consider approving a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for Carbon Monoxide (CO). The revision consists of an update to the CO maintenance plan (Plan) for ten urban areas that have attained the federal air quality standard for CO since the early 1990s: Bakersfield, Chico, Fresno, North Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, Modesto, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, and Stockton. The staff's proposed Plan shows how all of these areas will continue to maintain the standard through 2018. It updates emissions estimates and establishes new on-road motor vehicle emission budgets for transportation conformity purposes.


July 22, 2004
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: California Environmental Protection Agency
Air Resources Board
1001 I Street
Central Valley Auditorium, Second Floor
Sacramento, California 95814

This item will be considered at a two-day meeting of the Board, which will commence at 9:00 a.m., July 22, 2004, and may continue at 8:30 a.m., July 23, 2004. This item may not be considered until July 23, 2004. Please consult the agenda for the meeting, which will be available at least 10 days before July 22, 2004, to determine the day on which this item will be considered.

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7-1-1 for the California Relay Service.

At the hearing, ARB staff will make an oral presentation and recommend that the Board adopt the Plan. Copies of the proposed Plan will be available from the Board's Public Information Office, 1001 I Street, 1st Floor, Environmental Services Center, Sacramento CA 95814, (916) 322-2990, no later than June 22, 2004. The proposed Plan may also be obtained from ARB's internet site at /planning/sip/co/co.htm.

Interested members of the public may also present comments orally or in writing at the meeting, and in writing or by e-mail before the meeting. To be considered by the Board, any written comments not physically submitted at the meeting must be received no later than 12:00 noon, July 21, 2004.

Postal mail is to be sent to:

Clerk of the Board
Air Resources Board
1001 "I" Street, 23rd Floor
Sacramento, California 95814

Electronic mail is to be sent to, and received at ARB no later than 12:00 noon, July 21, 2004.

Facsimile submissions are to be transmitted to the Clerk of the Board at
(916) 322-3928 and received at ARB no later than 12:00 noon, July 21, 2004.

The Board requests, but does not require 30 copies of any written submission. Also, the ARB requests that written and e-mail statements be filed at least 10 days prior to the meeting so that ARB staff and Board members have time to fully consider each comment. Further inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Ms. Lucille van Ommering, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 323-0296.


Catherine Witherspoon
Executive Officer

Date: June 18, 2004