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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

April 23 & 24, 2009

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April 24, 2009
8:30 a.m.

DAY-TWO

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09-4-5:

 Public Meeting to Consider the Small Business Toolkit for Reducing Greenhouse Gases

 Motion and Vote

  Staff will present ARB’s Small Business Toolkit, designed to facilitate voluntary greenhouse gas emissions reductions among small California businesses.  Toolkit components include actions to save money, financial resources, California success stories, a business specific carbon calculator, and a small business award program.  ARB staff partnered with Next 10, Berkeley Institute for the Environment at UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the California Energy Commission, and the California Public Utilities Commission to develop the Toolkit.  The Toolkit was previously identified as an Early Action Item in 2007.
  More Information    Staff Presentation
   
09-4-6:

 Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of a Proposed Regulation for Assembly Bill 118 Air Quality Improvement Program Guidelines

 Public Comment on Item

 Motion and Vote 

  Staff will present a proposed regulation for Assembly Bill (AB) 118 Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Guidelines.  AB 118 (Nunez, 2007) provides ARB with $50 million annually for AQIP to fund a variety of air quality incentives, and requires ARB to adopt AQIP guidelines.  The proposed Guidelines define the program’s structure and establish minimum administrative implementation requirements.
  More Information    Staff Presentation
   
09-4-7:

 Public Meeting to Consider the Adoption of the Proposed AB 118 Air Quality Improvement Program Funding Plan for Fiscal Year 2009-10

 Public Comment on Item

 Motion and Vote

 

Staff will recommend that the Board approve allocation of Air Quality Improvement Plan (AQIP) funds to specific project categories for the 2009-10 fiscal year.  AB 118 allows for the AQIP to fund a variety of air quality incentive projects to address criteria pollutant emissions, including low-emission vehicles and equipment, research, and workforce training.

  More Information    Staff Presentation
   
09-4-8:

 Public Hearing to Consider a Status Report on the State Strategy for California's 2007 State Implementation Plan and Consider Approval of a Proposed Revision to the State Implementation Plan Reflecting Implementation of the 2007 State Strategy

 Motion and Vote

  Staff will brief the Board on the status of ARB’s efforts to achieve the emission reductions outlined in the 2007 State Strategy.  Staff will also recommend that the Board approve a proposed revision to the State Implementation Plan reflecting implementation of the 2007 State Strategy since it was adopted
  More Information    Staff Presentation
   
  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).

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

   

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 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.


THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING.  BOARD ITEMS NOTED ABOVE WHICH ARE NOT COMPLETED ON APRIL 23, WILL BE HEARD ON APRIL 24 BEGINNING AT 8:30 A.M.


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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD
1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 322-5594
ARB Homepage: http://www.arb.ca.gov


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