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October Board Meeting

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.


Riverside County Administrative Center

4080 Lemon Street, 1st Floor
Riverside, California 92501

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Consent Calendar

The following items on the consent calendar will be presented to the Board immediately after the start of the public meeting, unless removed from the consent calendar either upon a Board member’s request or if someone in the audience wishes to speak on them. 

17-10-1: Public Meeting to Consider the Ozone State Implementation Plan for Imperial County

The Board will consider adopting the Imperial County 2017 State Implementation Plan for the 2008 8-hour Ozone Standard (Ozone SIP).  If adopted, the California Air Resources Board will submit the Ozone SIP to the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan.

More Information          Proposed Resolution

17-10-2: Public Meeting to Consider Supplemental Transportation Conformity Budgets for the Portola Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Attainment Plan

The Board will consider approving the supplemental transportation conformity budgets for the Portola Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Attainment Plan (Plan).  
If adopted, the California Air Resources Board will submit the Plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan.

More Information          Proposed Resolution

17-10-3: Public Meeting to Consider 11 Research Proposals

The Board will consider approving 11 research proposals that were developed in response to the Board-approved FY 2017-2018 Annual Research Plan.

  1. “A Tool to Prioritize Sources for Reducing High PM2.5 Exposures in Environmental Justice Communities in California,” University of Texas, at Austin, Proposal No. 2805-287.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  2. “Combined Exposure to UFPM and Ozone: Characterization of Particulate Deposition, Pulmonary Oxidant Stress and Myocardial Injury,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2806-287. 
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  3. “Characterization of Air Toxics and Greenhouse Gas Emission Sources, and their Impacts on Community-Scale Air Quality Levels in Disadvantaged Communities,” FluxSense, Proposal No. 2807-287.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  4. “Effects of Brake and Tire Wear on Particulate Matter Composition, Reactive Oxygen Species, Placental Development and Birth Outcomes in Los Angeles,” University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2808-287.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  5. “Geofencing as a Strategy to Lower Emissions in Disadvantaged Communities,” University of California, Riverside, Proposal No. 2809-287.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  6. “Emissions Impact of Connected and Automated Vehicle Deployment in California,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2810-287.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  7. “Activity Data of Off-Road Engines in Construction,” University of California, Riverside, Proposal No. 2811-287.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  8. “Spatial Variation of Vertical Ozone Distribution Over California,” National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Proposal No. 2812-287.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  9. “Long-Term Characterization of Fine PM Chemical Composition in the San Joaquin Valley,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2813-287.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  10. “Advanced Plug-In Electric Vehicle Travel and Charging Behavior,” University of California, Davis, Contract No. 12-319.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution
  11. “Characterizing the Climate Impacts of Brown Carbon,” University of California, San Diego, Contract No. 13-330.
    More Information          Proposed Resolution

Discussion Items

The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.

17-10-5: Public Meeting to Hear an Update on the Implementation of Assembly Bill 617 (The Community Air Protection Program)

Spanish translation will be provided at the Board Meeting for this item,
Item 17-10-5.

The Board will hear an update on efforts underway to implement the mandates of Assembly Bill (AB) 617.  AB 617, known as the Community Air Protection Program, is the most significant criteria and toxics air quality legislation passed in California in the last three decades.  The Program is designed to provide important new tools to address  pollution exposures in California's most heavily impacted communities, support improved monitoring and reporting, and achieve pollution reductions at many industrial sites. 

More Information           Staff Presentation 

17-10-4: Public Meeting to Hear an Update on California's Allocation of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (First Partial Consent Decree, Appendix D)

The Board will hear a summary of the Volkswagen (VW) Consent Decree’s requirements (focused on Appendix D), a summary of the public comments received to date, and outline the potential guiding principles and public process for developing the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for California’s allocation of the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust which totals about $423 million for 2.0L and 3.0L consent decrees.

More Information           Staff Presentation 


Closed Session

The Board will hold a closed session, as authorized by Government Code section 11126(e), to confer with, and receive advice from, its legal counsel regarding the following pending or potential litigation, and as authorized by Government Code section 11126(a): 

American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. v. Jane O’Keeffe, et al., U.S. District Court (D. Ore. Portland), Case No. 3:15-CV-00467; Plaintiffs’ appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 15-35834.

California et al. v. U.S. Department of Transportation et al., United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 4:17-CV-05439.

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2015-80002246.

Mexichem Fluor Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case Nos. 15-1328 and 15-1329.

POET, LLC, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 09CECG04659; plaintiffs’ appeal, California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F064045; California Supreme Court, Case No. S213394 [remanded to trial court]; plaintiff’s appeal of trial court order discharging peremptory writ of mandate, Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F073340.

POET, LLC, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 15CECG03380.

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, et al. v. Corey, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), Case No. 1:09−CV−02234−LJO−DLB; ARB interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 12-15131 [remanded to trial court].

American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. v. Corey, et al., U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), Case No. 1:10-CV-00163-AWI-GSA; ARB’s interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 10-CV-00163 [remanded to trial court].

Sowinski v. California Air Resources Board, et al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case No. 8:15-CV-02123.

State of New York, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 17-1185.

State of North Dakota, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 16-1242.

State of North Dakota, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 16-1242.

State of West Virginia et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 15-1363.

State of Wyoming, et al. v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, Case No. 16-CV-285-SWS.

Adam Brothers Farming, Inc. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 15 CV04432.

Alliance for California Business v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Glenn County Superior Court, Case No. 13CV01232; plaintiffs’ appeal, Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C082828.

Alliance for California Business v. California State Transportation Agency, et al., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-80002491.

American Coatings Association, Inc. v. State of California and California Air Resources Board, Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 04CS01707.

Jack Cody dba Cody Transport v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2015-80002116; plaintiff’s appeal, Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C083083. 

Dalton Trucking, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 13-1283 (dismissed), U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-74019.

John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Fresno County Superior Court, Case No. 14-CECG01494; ARB’s appeal, Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F074003.

Murray Energy Corporation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 15-1385.

Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 16-1430.

California Air Resources Board v. BP West Coast Products LLC, Contra Costa County Superior Court, Case No. C12-00567.

California Air Resources Board v. SSA Containers, Inc., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC628573 and No. BC628722.

California Air Resources Board v. Adam Brothers Farming Inc., Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 16CV01758.

People v. Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 602973.

In re: Volkswagen "Clean Diesel"  MDL, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 15-MD-2672-CRB (JSC).

Mahan v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-80002416.


Opportunity for Members of the Board to Comment on Matters of Interest

Board members may identify matters they would like to have noticed for consideration at future meetings and comment on topics of interest; no formal action on these topics will be taken without further notice. 


Open Session to Provide an Opportunity for Members of the Public to Address the Board on Subject Matters within the Jurisdiction of the Board

Although no formal Board action may be taken, the Board is allowing an opportunity to interested members of the public to address the Board on items of interest that are within the Board’s jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda. Each person will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak. 


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Transit Information

Riverside Transit Agency
(951) 565-5002
http://www.riversidetransit.com/home/

This facility is accessible by public transit and is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Submitting a Presentation

No outside memory sticks or other external devices may be used at any time with the Board audio/visual system or any CARB computers. Therefore, PowerPoint presentations to be displayed at the Board meeting must be electronically submitted via email to the Clerk of the Board no later than noon on the business day prior to the scheduled Board meeting.

For more information contact the Clerk of the Board
1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 322-5594

Special Accommodation Request

Consistent with California Government Code Section 7296.2, special accommodation or language needs may be provided for any of the following:

  • An interpreter to be available at the hearing;
  • Documents made available in an alternate format or another language;
  • A disability-related reasonable accommodation.

To request these special accommodations or language needs, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (916) 322-5594 or by facsimile at (916) 322-3928 as soon as possible, but no later than 7 business days before the scheduled Board hearing. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.

Acomodación Especiale

Consecuente con la sección 7296.2 del Código de Gobierno de California, una acomodación especial o necesidades lingüísticas pueden ser suministradas para cualquiera de los siguientes:

    • Un intérprete que esté disponible en la audiencia
    • Documentos disponibles en un formato alterno u otro idioma
    • Una acomodación razonable relacionados con una incapacidad

    Para solicitar estas comodidades especiales o necesidades de otro idioma, por favor llame a la oficina del Consejo al (916) 322-5594 o envié un fax a (916) 322-3928 lo más pronto posible, pero no menos de 7 días de trabajo antes del día programado para la audiencia del Consejo. TTY/TDD/Personas que necesiten este servicio pueden marcar el 711 para el Servicio de Retransmisión de Mensajes de California.