CONSENT CALENDAR: The following item 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 it.
Motion and Vote
Public Meeting to Consider Appointment of a New Memeber to the Research Screening Committee
Staff wil recommend the appointment of Dr. William Esenstein to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Dr. Charles Kolstad of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. The Board’s Research Screening Committee consists of scientists, engineers, and others who are knowledgeable, technically qualified, and experienced in air pollution research. Dr. Eisenstein is the Executive Director for the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Resource Efficient Communities.
Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #
Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Alternative Fuel Conversion Certification Procedures for On-Road Motor Vehicles and Engines
Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to title 13, California Code of Regulations, Sections 2030 and 2031, the current alternative fuel certification procedures. Staff believes that the proposed changes are needed to update the existing alternative fuel conversion procedures and will meet industry requests to streamline alternative fuel certification requirements.
Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Antiperspirants and Deodorants Regulation; Consumer Products Regulation; Aerosol Coating Products Regulation; the Tables of Maximum Incremental Reactivity Values; Test Method 310, and Proposed Repeal of the Hairspray Credit Program
The primary purpose of the proposed amendments is to reduce the air quality impacts of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) in consumer products and aerosol coatings. The proposed amendments also incorporate requirements for non-aerosol “multi-purpose solvents” and “paint thinners” sold in the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) needed to ensure that expected benefits from the SCAQMD rule are achieved. Repeal of the Hairspray Credit Program is also proposed because its usefulness has expired. Other amendments would clarify and streamline existing provisions, and incorporate additional testing procedures for multi-purpose solvents and paint thinners sold in the SCAQMD. The proposed amendments would reduce VOC emissions by 4 tons per day statewide.
Update to the Board on the Air Quality Improvement Program Staff will update the Board on the funding status of the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and make recommendations for amendments to the approved Fiscal Year 2013-14 AQIP Funding Plan. The amendments include a proposal to transfer funding from demonstration projects and AQIP reserves to the AQIP truck loan program to better support consumer demand in that program.
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): POET, LLC, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 09CECG04850; plaintiffs’ appeal, California Court of Appeal, Fifth District No. F064045
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), Case No. 1:09−CV−02234−LJO−DLB; interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Nos. 09-CV-02234 and 10-CV-00163.
American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturing Associations, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno) Case No. 1:10-CV-00163-AWI-GSA; interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Nos. 09-CV-02234 and 10-CV-00163
Association of Irritated Residents, et al. v. U.S. E.P.A., 2011 WL 310357 (C.A.9), (Feb. 2, 2011).
California Dump Truck Owners Association v. California Air Resources Board, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Sacramento) Case No. 2:11-CV-00384-MCE-GGH; plaintiffs’ appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-15175
California Construction Trucking Association v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-70562.
Engine Manufacturers Association v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2010-00082774.
Citizens Climate Lobby and Our Children’s Earth Foundation v. California Air Resources Board, San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-12-519554, plaintiffs’ appeal, California Court of Appeal, First District, No. A138830.
California Chamber of Commerce et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court, Case 34-2012-80001313.
Morning Star Packing Company, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2013-800001464.
Delta Construction Company, et al., v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 11-1428.
City of Los Angeles through Department of Water and Power v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS140620.
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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