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November Board Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.


California Environmental Protection Agency
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor

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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. 

17-11-2: Public Meeting to Consider the Chico PM2.5 Maintenance Plan

The Board will consider adopting the maintenance plan and redesignation request for the Chico, CA/Butte County PM2.5 nonattainment area (Plan).  The Plan demonstrates attainment of the 35 ug/m3 daily PM2.5 standard along with an assessment of how the standard will be maintained for the next ten years.  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

17-11-7: Public Meeting to Consider the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Litigation Order Compliance Action

The Board will comply with a California court order by setting aside parts of the 2015 Low Carbon Fuel Standard environmental analysis addressing NOx emissions from biodiesel.  Further action to complete compliance with the court's order will come before the Board for consideration in 2018.

 More Information           Proposed Resolution


Discussion Items

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

17-11-3: Public Meeting to Hear the 2017 Legislative Update

The Board will hear a review of air quality and climate change legislation from the first year of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session from the California Air Resources Board Legislative Office.

More Information           Staff Presentation 

17-11-1: Public Meeting to Consider the Ozone State Implementation Plan for the Sacramento Nonattainment Region

The Board will consider adopting the Sacramento Regional 2008 National Ambient Air Quality Standards 8-Hour Ozone Attainment and Reasonable Further Progress 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           Staff Presentation 

17-11-6: Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Diesel Particulate Matter from Portable Engines Rated at 50 Horsepower and Greater, and to the Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program Regulations

The Board will consider adopting proposed amendments to the requirements in the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Diesel Particulate Matter from Portable Engines that will provide more time for cleaner engine replacement while preserving the expected emission reductions, and make other improvements to the program.  In addition, the Board will consider corresponding amendments to the Portable Engine and Equipment Registration Program and make other improvements to the program.  Collectively, these amendments will work together to improve implementation and enforcement of both regulatory programs.

More Information           Staff Presentation 

17-11-5: Public Meeting to Hear an Update on Secondary PM2.5 Formation in the San Joaquin Valley and Research on Potential Controls

Spanish translation will be provided at the Board Meeting for this item, Item 17-11-5.

The Board will hear an update on the role of ammonia in the formation of ammonium nitrate PM2.5 in the San Joaquin Valley.  Staff will also update the Board on past and future research related to methane controls and associated co-benefits of reducing ammonia.

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 v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 15-1381.

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. 


Other Information

Transit Information

Sacramento Regional Transit
(916) 321-BUSS
www.sacrt.com

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.