PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium, Second Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
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December 12, 2013
| CONSENT CALENDAR:
The following items on the consent calendar will be presented to 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. Attached are the Proposed Resolutions the Board will consider for consent items listed below.
|Consent Item #|
|13-11-5:||Public Meeting to Consider Appointment of a New Member to the Research Screening Committee
Staff will recommend the appointment of Dr. Yifang Zhu to the Research Screening Committee to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Dr. Tracy Thatcher from Cal Polytechnic State University. The Board's Research Screening Committee consists of scientists, engineers, and others who are knowledgeable, technically qualified, and experienced in air pollution research.
Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
|Agenda Item #|
|13-11-1:|| Public Meeting to Consider the Proposed Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Regulations for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles, Optional Reduced Emission Standards For Heavy-Duty Engines, and Amendments to the Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation, Diesel-Fueled Commercial Motor Vehicle Idling Rule, and the Heavy-Duty Hybrid-Electric Vehicles Certification Procedures
Staff will propose for Board consideration five regulations or regulatory amendments, all related to on-road medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles and all intended to help usher in new generations of lower-emitting trucks by establishing new GHG and optional NOx standards and by enhancing the enforcement and implementation of existing requirements. The proposals include new GHG standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles, amendments to the Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation, a new set of optional NOx standards for heavy-duty engines, amendments to ARB’s Diesel Idling Measure, and amendments to the Heavy-Duty Hybrid-Electric Vehicles Certification Procedures.
|13-11-2:||Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Regulation on the Commercialization of New Alternative Diesel Fuels
(THIS ITEM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE MARCH 2014 BOARD MEETING.)
Staff will present for the Board's consideration a regulation that establishes a multistage process governing the commercialization of new alternative diesel motor vehicle fuels in California
More Information Staff Presentation
|13-11-3:|| Public Meeting to Hear the Planned Air Pollution Research for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
Staff will present to the Board the proposed 2014-2015 Research Plan. This Research Plan includes 14 projects needed to support attainment of air quality standards and meet greenhouse gas reduction goals. Research included in this plan will examine the extent and effects of air pollution exposure and associated mitigation strategies, support the Advanced Clean Cars program, enhance modeling techniques for criteria pollutants, improve estimates of emissions from off-road vehicles, and investigate the potential to lower greenhouse gas emissions from multiple sectors
|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, Case No. F064045; California Supreme Court, Case No. S213394.
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; defendant’s appeal, California Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C071891.
Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2013-00150733
Citizens Climate Lobby and Our Children’s Earth Foundation v. California Air Resources Board, San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-12-519554, plaintiffs’ appeal, California Court of Appeal, First District, No. A138830.
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 (transferred to Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2013-80001451-CU-WM-GDS).
Alliance for California Business v. Nichols et al., Glenn County Superior Court, Case No. 13CV01232.
Dalton Trucking, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, Direct of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 13-1283.
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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