Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Proposed Amendments to the Regulations Applicable to Portable Diesel Engines and Diesel Engines Used in Off-Road and On-Road Vehicles Motion and Vote
Amending Motion and Vote
Staff will present to the Board amendments to extend the deadline for the removal of certain uncertified portable engines for one year. In addition, staff will present amendments to make two-engine water well drilling rigs subject to the Off-Road Regulation instead of the Portable Engine Air Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) and In Use On-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation. Revisions are also proposed to provide additional clarity and enforceability to the Statewide Portable Equipment Registration Program Regulation and Portable Engine ATCM.
Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Verification Procedure, Warranty and In-Use Compliance Requirements for In-Use Strategies to Control Emissions from Diesel Engines
Motion and Vote
Staff will present to the Board proposed changes to the Verification Procedure (Procedure), which is used by staff to evaluate diesel retrofits through emissions, durability, and field testing. The Procedure is ARB’s key tool for ensuring that diesel retrofits used by fleet owners are an effective means for reducing emissions from existing diesel vehicles and engines. Staff’s proposed changes are intended to further the objectives of the verification program and to strengthen the protections and remedies for the system purchasers. The changes will improve the process of matching retrofits with their intended vehicles, strengthen ARB’s ability to quickly and effectively address systems with high warranty claim rates, provide additional information to fleets on the maintenance and appropriate use of their diesel retrofits, and provide better information to staff regarding durability performance.
Public Meeting to Provide California’s Plan for Adapting to Climate Change
Staff from the California Natural Resources Agency will provide an overview for the Board of the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy. California is experiencing significant climate change impacts, including shifting precipitation patterns, increasing ambient temperatures, sea level rise, increasing severity and duration of wildfires, earlier melting of the snow pack, and effects on habitats and biodiversity. Some impacts of climate change can no longer be avoided. To prepare, the California Natural Resources Agency has developed, in cooperation and partnership with multiple State agencies, a first-of-a-kind multi-sector strategy to help guide California’s efforts.
Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Climate Champions Program
Staff will present to the Board an overview of the California Climate Champions program and the range of activities undertaken by the Champions that have raised awareness about climate change, and the steps they have taken to mitigate its impacts.
Public Meeting to Provide an Overview of the Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program
Public Comment on Item
Staff will present to the Board an overview of the preliminary draft regulation for California’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, which was released to the public on November 24, 2009. The final draft regulation is scheduled to be heard by the Board in October 2010.
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:
Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, on appeal from U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), Case No. 08 17378.
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.
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, Case Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), 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.
POET, LLC, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 09CECG04850.
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), Case No. 1:09−cv−02234−LJO−DLB.
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.
TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING GO TO:
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
To request a special accommodation or language needs for any of the following:
• An interpreter to be available at the hearing. • Have documents available in an alternate format (i.e. Braille, Large print) or another language. • A disability-related reasonable accommodation.
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 10 business days before the scheduled Board hearing. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.
Para solicitar alguna comodidad especial o necesidad de otro idioma para alguna de las siguientes:
• Un intérprete que esté disponible en la audiencia • Tener documentos disponibles en un formato alterno (por decir, sistema Braille, o en impresión grande) u otro idioma. • Una acomodación razonable relacionados con una incapacidad.
Por favor llame a la oficina del Secretario del Consejo de Recursos Atmosféricos al (916) 322-5594 o envíe un fax al (916) 322-3928 no menos de diez (10) días laborales antes del día programado para la audiencia. Para el Servicio Telefónico de California para Personas con Problemas Auditivos, ó de teléfonos TDD pueden marcar al 711.
SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED AT MEETINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD