Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #
Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to Certification and Test Procedures for Vapor Recovery Systems at Gasoline Dispensing Facilities and Cargo Tanks
Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to certification and test procedures for vapor recovery equipment used on cargo tanks and at gasoline dispensing facilities. The proposed amendments will address technical deficiencies with current test procedures and will reduce the regulatory burden on cargo tank operators but will not impose any new performance standards or specifications. In addition, the presentation will provide an overview of the scope of benefits of the current vapor recovery program, as well as describe potential improvements to the program and additional rulemaking under consideration.
Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of the Regulatory Proposal to Determine and Control Evaporative Emissions From Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles
The Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) released the draft Bay Area Plan: Strategy for a Sustainable Region in March 2013. The Bay Area Plan includes the region’s Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS) required by SB 375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008. The draft SCS is designed to meet the greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets set by ARB for the State’s metropolitan planning organizations under SB 375. ARB staff will present an update to the Board on the ABAG and MTC draft SCS and staff’s review of the quantification of the greenhouse gas reductions in the draft SCS.
Public Meeting to Consider the Approval of the Proposed Assembly Bill 118 Air Quality Improvement Program Funding Plan for Fiscal Year 2013-14 Staff will present to the Board the Proposed Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Funding Plan for Fiscal Year 2013-14, which provides staff’s recommendations for allocating up to $35 million identified in the Governor’s proposed Budget for AQIP. AQIP, created under Assembly Bill 118 (2007), provides incentive funding through 2015 for clean vehicle and equipment projects. Staff recommends directing most of the AQIP funding to continue incentives for the purchase of zero-emission passenger cars and new hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses. A portion of funding would also be allocated to advanced technology demonstration projects and a loan guarantee program for on-road trucks. To provide greater flexibility, a small portion of funding will not be initially allocated so that funding can be assigned to projects as important needs are identified.
Public Meeting to Consider Adoption of Proposition 1B Program Funding Awards From Fiscal Year 2013-14 (Year 4) Funds to Reduce Emissions From Goods Movement and Updates to the Program Guidelines for Implementation
Staff will present to the Board for consideration a list of grant awards for local agency projects based on monies received from the Spring 2013 bond sale and any additional funds received in 2013 to reduce freight-related emissions in the four priority trade corridors.
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, and as authorized by Government Code section 11126(a): POET, LLC, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 09CECG04850; plaintiffs’ appeal, California Court of Appeal, Fifth District 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 Associations, 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. 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; plaintiffs’ appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-15175
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.
Morning Star Packing Company, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2013-800001464..
Delta Construction Company, et al., v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 11-1428.
City of Los Angeles through Department of Water and Power v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BS140620.
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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• An interpreter to be available at the hearing; • Documents made available in an alternate format or another language; • A disability-related reasonable accommodation.
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SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED AT MEETINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD