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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA



March 21, 2013

LOCATION:
Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium, Second Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EPAbldg/location.htm

This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (916) 321-BUSS, website:
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(This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

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March 21, 2013
9:00 a.m.

 CONSENT CALENDAR: The following item(s) on the consent calendar will be voted on by the Board immediately after the start of the public meeting, unless removed from the consent calendar either upon a Board member's request or if someone in the audience wishes to speak on it.

Consent Item #

13-3-1:
 Public Meeting to Consider Appointment of a New Member to the Research Screening Committee
 Motion and Vote

Staff will recommend the appointment of Dr. Philip Fine to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Dr. Chung Liu of the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Dr. Fine’s responsibilities at the SCAQMD include developing the Air Quality Management Plan, and strategies for particulate matter control, climate and energy, meteorology and forecasting, air quality evaluation, emissions reporting, and air toxics risk assessment.

More Information

13-3-2:
 Public Meeting to Consider Two Research Proposals

 Motion and Vote

Staff will seek Board approval of research proposals that were developed to support the Advanced Clean Cars program and to investigate potential emissions reduction opportunities for passenger cars and freight transport.

1) “Investigating Semi-Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicles,” University of California, Berkeley, $500,000, Proposal No. 2750-275.

More Information Proposed Resolution

2) "Technical Analysis of Vehicle Load-Reduction Potential for Advanced Clean Cars," Control-Tec, LLC, $166,892, RFP No. 12-311.

More Information Proposed Resolution

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #
13-3-3:








 Public Meeting to Consider Approval of Draft Report: Proposed Research Plan, Fiscal Year 2013-2014
 
 Motion and Vote
Staff will present to the Board the proposed 2013-2014 Research Plan. The Plan will support ARB programs to meet air quality standards and greenhouse gas reduction targets. Research projects in this plan will examine air pollution exposure mitigation and the health effects of air pollution, support the Advanced Clean Cars program, improve estimates of emissions from the heavy-duty fleet and consumer products, support development of lower-carbon fuels, and develop social equity indicators for SB375 Sustainable Communities Strategies.

More Information Staff Presentation
13-3-4:  Public Meeting to Consider the Appointment of Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Under AB 32
 Motion and Vote
Staff will recommend the Board appoint recommended committee members to reconvene the Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (EJAC). Pursuant to Assembly Bill 32 (Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006), ARB convened the EJAC in 2007 to advise it developing California’s Climate Change Scoping Plan. ARB is reconvening the EJAC to advise it on developing an update to the Scoping Plan that staff plans to bring to the Board before December 2013.

More Information Staff Presentation

13-3-5:
 Board Meeting to Update the Board on the Truck Loan Assistance Program
Staff will provide the Board a brief update on the status and achievements of ARB's Truck Loan Assistance Program.

More Information Staff Presentation

13-3-6:
 Public Meeting to Consider the Reallocation of Funding Within the Fiscal Year 2012-13 Assembly Bill 118 Air Quality Improvement Program Funding Plan to Address Increased Project Demand
 Motion and Vote
Staff will present to the Board a status update on project funding for the Fiscal Year 2012-13 Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and recommend the transfer of up to $5 million in Assembly Bill 118 AQIP funds to the Truck Loan Assistance Program.

More Information Staff Presentation

13-3-7:
 Update on Governor’s Zero Emission Vehicle Executive Order Action Plan
Staff will present an informational update on the action plan to implement the Governor's Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Executive Order (B-16-2012) developed by a multi-agency task team. The presentation
will outline top priority actions for state agencies, including ARB.

More Information Staff Presentation

13-3-8:
 2012 Annual Report From the Office of the Ombudsman
Staff will report to the Board on the implementation of the business plan for the Office of the Ombudsman with emphasis on California small businesses.

Staff Presentation

CLOSED SESSION
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:

POET, LLC, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., Superior Court of California (
Fresno County),
Case No. 09CECG04850; plaintiffs appeal, Court of Appeal No. F064045.

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, et al. v.
Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno),
Case No. 1:09−CV−02234−LJO−DLB; interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Nos. 09-CV-02234 and 10-CV-00163.

American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturing Asociation, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno) Case No. 1:10-CV-00163-AWI-GSA; interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Nos. 09-CV-02234 and 10-CV-00163.


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.

California Construction Trucking Association v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Case No. 13-70562

Engine Manufacturers Association v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2010-00082774.

Citizens Climate Lobby and Our Children’s Earth Foundation v. California Air Resources Board, San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-12-519554.

California Chamber of Commerce et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court, Case 34-2012-80001313.


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 that 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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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD
1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-5594

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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 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 7 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 proveido para alguna de las siguientes:

• Un intérprete que esté disponible en la audiencia
• Documentos disponibles en un formato alterno u otro idioma.
• Una acomodación razonable relacionados con una incapacidad.

Para solicita estas comodidades especiales o necesidades de otro idioma, por favor llame a la oficina del Consejo al (916) 322-5594 o envie un fax a (916) 322-3928 lo mas pronto posible, pero no menos de 7 dias de trabajo antes del dia programado para la audiencia del Consejo. TTY/TDD/Personas que necesiten este servicio pueden marcar el 711 para el Servicio de Retransmision de Mensajes de California.


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