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700 North Alameda Street
Los Angeles, California 90012

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

Thursday, January 26, 2012

and

Friday, January 27, 2012

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LEV III    ZEV   CFO

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January 26, 2012
9:00 a.m.
 
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
12-1-1  Public Meeting to Consider Ten Research Proposals

1.  "Reducing In-Home Exposure to Air Pollution," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Proposal No. 2733-272.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

2.  "Reducing Air Pollution Exposure in Passenger Vehicles and School Buses," University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2730-272.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

3.  "Modeling the Formation and Evolution of Secondary Organic Aerosol during CalNex 2010," University of Colorado, Boulder, Proposal No. 2731-272.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

4.  "Long Range Transport of Air Pollutants into California," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2729-272.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

5.  "Atmospheric Measurement and Inverse Modeling to Improve Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimates," Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Proposal No. 2724-272.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

6.  "Source Speciation of Central Valley GHG Emissions using In-Situ Measurements of Volatile Organic Compounds," University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2732-272.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

7.  "Development of a New Methodology to Characterize Truck Body Types along California Freeways," University of California, Irvine, Proposal No. 2727-272.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

8.  "Evaluating Mitigation Options of Nitrous Oxide Emissions in California Cropping Systems," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2728-272.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

9.  "Assessment of the Emissions and Energy Impacts of Biomass and Biogas Use in California," University of California, Irvine, Proposal No. 2726-272.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

10. "Black Carbon and the Regional Climate of California," University of California, San Diego, Augmentation to Contract Number 08-328.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment
DISCUSSION ITEMS:
PLEASE NOTE, the following agenda item will be discussed on Thursday, January 26th and, if not completed, will continue at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2012.
Agenda Item # Agenda Topic
12-1-2


 
Public Meeting to Consider the "LEV III" Amendments to the California Greenhouse Gas and Criteria Pollutant Exhaust and Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures, and to the On-Board Diagnostic System Requirements for Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles, and to the Evaporative Emission Requirements for Heavy-Duty Vehicles;
More Information                Staff Presentation
Public Hearing to Consider the 2012 Amendments to the California Zero Emission Vehicle Regulation; and
More Information                Staff Presentation
Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Clean Fuels Outlet Regulation
More Information                Staff Presentation

 Public Comment
 Board Discussion
 First Motion/Vote
 Second Motion/Vote
 Public Comment
Staff will present to the Board the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) program.  The ACC program combines the control of smog-causing pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions into a single coordinated package of requirements for model years 2015 through 2025 and assures the development of environmentally superior cars that will continue to deliver the performance, utility, and safety car owners have come to expect.  The Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulation (as proposed for amendment) will act as the technology forcing piece of the ACC program, pushing manufacturers to produce ZEVs and PHEVs in the 2018 through 2025 model years.  In addition, the ACC program also includes amendments to the Clean Fuels Outlet requirements that will assure that ultra-clean fuels such as hydrogen are available to meet vehicle demands brought on by amendments to the ZEV regulation.
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.

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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