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

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

December 16, 2011

Webcast


This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call:

(916) 321-BUSS, website http://www.sacrt.com/
(This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING GO TO:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php



December 16, 2011
9:00 a.m
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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 by someone in the audience who would like to speak on that item.  The following item is on the consent calendar:

Consent Item # Agenda Topic
  None.
DISCUSSION ITEMS:
Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item # Agenda Topic
11-10-1
 Public Meeting to Hear a Report on the First Formal Review of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Program, and an Update on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Sustainability Provisions 
Staff will present to the Board a report summarizing a review of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program, as required by the LCFS regulation.  Staff will also update the Board on the development of the LCFS sustainability provisions.
More Information               Staff Presentation
11-10-2
 Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation
 
 Public Comment on Item
 Return to Board
 Motion and  Vote

Staff will present for the Board's consideration proposed amendments to the LCFS regulation.
More Information                Staff Presentation
11-10-3
 Public Meeting to Consider Adoption of Proposition 1B Grants to Reduce Emissions From Goods Movement
 
 Motion and Vote

Staff will present for the Board's consideration a list of grant awards for local agency projects to reduce freight-related emissions in the four trade corridors.

More Information                Staff Presentation
11-10-4
 Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to California's Small Off-Road Engine and Tier 4 Off-Road Compression-Ignition Engine Regulations and Test Procedures; and Amendments to the Exhaust Emission Certification Test Fuel For Off-Road Spark-Ignition Engines, Equipment, and Vehicles

 Motion and Vote

Staff will present for the Board's consideration proposed amendments to align the small off-road engine and tier 4 off-road compression-ignition engine regulations and test procedures with the current federal versions, without affecting the stringency of the emission standards.  Staff will also present proposed amendments for the use of 10 percent ethanol on-road motor vehicle test fuel for the exhaust emission certification of off-road spark-ignition engines.
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 or potential litigation:
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Sacramento), Case No. 2:09-CV-01151-MCE-EFB.
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 Petrochemical & Refiners Association, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno) Case No. 1:10-CV-00163-AWI-GSA.
Association of Irritated Residents, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (San Francisco County), Case No. CPF-09-509562.
Association of Irritated Residents, et al. v. U.S. E.P.A., 2011 WL 310357 (C.A.9), (Feb. 2, 2011).
California Dump Truck Owners Association v. California Air Resources Board, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Sacramento) Case No. 2:11-CV-00384-MCE-GGH.
Engine Manufacturers Association v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2010-00082774.

 General Public Comment

 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:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php

*NEW FEATURE*

You  can now sign up online in advance to speak at the Board meeting when  you submit an electronic Board item comment.  For more information  go to:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/board/online-signup.htm

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