Public Meeting to Discuss the Climate Science Update (Overview of Haagen-Smit)
Staff will provide an overview of the 2009 Haagen-Smit Symposium entitled “Addressing the Missing Piece of California’s Carbon Footprint: Non-Kyoto Pollutants, International Transport, and the Carbon Embedded in Imports.” The symposium brought together policy-makers and researchers from California, the United States, and the international community to address that fraction of California’s climate-forcing emissions that are not currently addressed by current mitigation programs.
Public Meeting to Update the Board on CalNex 2010 and Other Major Field Studies in California in 2010
ARB and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration staff will update the Board on CalNex 2010, a major air quality and climate science field study, as well as other studies, which will take place in California in 2010.
Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets
Public Comment on Item
Return to Board
Motion and Vote
Staff will propose amendments to implement changes to the regulation for in-use off-road diesel vehicles (off-road regulation). As part of the February 2009 State budget, Assembly Bill 8 2X, the ARB was directed to make several changes to the off-road regulation that will lessen its requirements for many large fleets in 2010 through 2012. Staff will also propose amendments to mitigate the potential loss in emission benefits resulting from these changes and propose amendments to clarify and correct minor inconsistencies in the regulation’s exemption provisions. The off-road regulation was adopted by the Board on July 26, 2007.
Public Meeting to Consider a Status Report on the Zero-Emission Bus Regulation
Public Comment on Item
Return to Board
Motion and Vote
The staff presentation will report on the delays in Z-Bus demonstrations, continued higher costs for Z-Buses as well as commercial readiness of fuel cell technology used in Z-Buses. Given the remaining challenges identified in staff’s report, recommendations will also be made regarding possible amendments to the Z-Bus regulation. Staff will lay out suggestions for delay of the Z-Bus purchase requirement, the way the purchase requirement would be implemented and the role that transit buses may play in greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies. Staff will look to the Board for discussion and direction on a future rulemaking to amend the Z-Bus regulation.
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 litigation:
Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, No. 08-17378 on appeal from U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno).
Fresno Dodge, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498.
General Motors Corp. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 05CE CG02787.
State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, the California Air Resources Board, and the Attorney General v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 08-1178.
California Business Properties Association, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Superior Court of California (Sacramento), Case No. 34-2009-80000232.
Green Mountain Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep, et al. v. Crombie, 508 F.Supp.2d 295, U.S. District Court Vermont (2007), appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court, EDCA, Case No. 2:09-CV-01151-MCE-EFB.
American Trucking Association, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 09-1090.
General Public Comment
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