CONSENT CALENDAR: All items on the consent calendar will be voted on by the Board immediately after the start of the public meeting. Any item may be removed from the consent calendar by a Board member or if someone in the audience wishes to speak on that item. The following item is on the consent calendar:
Consent Item #
Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the Coso Junction PM10 Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan Motion and Vote
Staff will present to the Board for approval the 2010 PM10 Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request for the Coso Junction Planning Area. Coso Junction has attained the 24‑hour PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard based on 2007-2009 air quality data.
Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Proposed Amendments to the Regulation to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines on Commercial Harbor Craft Operated Within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline
Motion and Vote
Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation to impose on certain crew and supply, barge, and dredge vessels in-use engine requirements and provide other clarifying amendments.
Public Meeting to Consider Staff Recommendations for Commitments between ARB and UP and BNSF Railroads to Accelerate Further Diesel PM Emission Reductions at Four High Priority Railyards in the South Coast Air Basin
Motion and Vote
Staff will present to the Board proposed railyard-specific commitments in which UP and BNSF will be required to meet interim and final railyard specific diesel PM emissions levels between 2010 and 2020 and provide other specified periodic reporting requirements.
Public Meeting to Consider the Adoption of Prop 1B: Grants for FY 2008-09 and FY 2009-10 Funds to Reduce Emissions from Goods Movement
Motion and Vote
Staff will present to the Board for adoption a list of grant awards totaling up to $200 million in incentive funding for specific local agency projects to reduce freight-related emissions in the four trade corridors.
Public Meeting to Consider the Proposed Assembly Bill 118: Air Quality Improvement Program FY 2010-11 Funding Plan
Motion and Vote
Staff will present to the Board a Proposed Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) FY 2010-11 Funding Plan which provides recommendations for program changes and the allocation of AQIP funds to specific project categories. Assembly Bill (AB) 118 (Nunez, 2007) provides the Air Resources Board with up to $50 million annually. 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.
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:
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal Fresno), Case No. 2:09-CV-01151-MCE-EFB.
American Trucking Associations, 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.
National Petroleum & Refiners Association, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno) Case No. 1:10-cv-00163-AWI-GSA.
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.
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SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION REQUEST
Special accommodation or language needs can be provided for any of the following: • An interpreter to be available at the hearing; • Documents made available in an alternate format (i.e., Braille, large print, etc.) 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 10 business days before the scheduled Board hearing. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.
Comodidad especial o necesidad de otro idioma puede ser proveído para alguna de las siguientes: • Un intérprete que esté disponible en la audiencia; • Documentos disponibles en un formato alterno (por decir, sistema Braille, o en impresión grande) 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 envíe un fax a (916) 322-3928 lo más pronto posible, pero no menos de 10 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.
SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED AT MEETINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD