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Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

PUBLIC AGENDA

January 22 & 23, 2009

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January 23, 2009
8:30 a.m.

DAY-TWO

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic
09-1-8:

 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles Test Procedure Amendments and Aftermarket Parts Certification Requirements

 Public Comment on Item

 Return to Board

 Motion and Vote

  ARB staff has developed modifications to existing exhaust and evaporative test procedures in the passenger car, light-duty truck, and medium-duty classes to address operating characteristics of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.  New certification and installation requirements for aftermarket kits converting hybrid electric vehicles to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will also be presented for adoption.
  More Information     Staff Presentation
   
09-1-9:

 Public Hearing to Consider Appointment of Members to the Regional Targets Advisory Committee under Senate Bill 375

 Public Comment on Item

 Return to Board 

 Motion and Vote

  Senate Bill 375 (Steinberg, chapter 728, statutes of 2008) requires ARB to provide metropolitan planning organizations with passenger vehicle greenhouse gas reduction targets by September 30, 2010.  The bill requires ARB, no later than January 31, 2009, to appoint a Regional Targets Advisory Committee to recommend factors to be considered and methodologies to be used for setting regional greenhouse gas reduction targets.  Staff will  describe the scope of the committee’s work and the Board will appoint committee members.
  Staff Presentation
   
 

 General Public Comment 

CLOSED SESSION - LITIGATION

  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.

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).

Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (Sacramento County), Case No. 34-2008-80000064.
   

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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1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 322-5594 or by FAX (916) 322-3928
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THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING. THOSE ITEMS ABOVE THAT ARE NOT COMPLETED ON DECEMBER 11 WILL BE HEARD BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M. ON DECEMBER 12.

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