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 #
Public Meeting to Consider Six Research Proposals Staff will seek Board approval of research proposals that were developed based on the Board-approved Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Annual Research Plan.
"Characterizing the Climate Impacts of Brown Carbon," University of California, San Diego, $425,500, Proposal No. 2769-278.
"Evaluation of the Feasibility, Cost-effectiveness, and Necessity of Equipping Small Off-Road Diesel Engines with Advanced PM and/or NOx Aftertreatment," University of California, Riverside, $800,000, Proposal No. 2770-278.
Public Meeting to Consider the Regional Haze Mid-Course Review
Staff will seek Board approval to submit the California Regional Haze Plan 2014 Progress Report to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The 2014 Progress Report shows that visibility is improving throughout California due to continuing reductions in emissions of air pollutants that contribute to impaired visibility.
Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #
Public Meeting to Consider Proposed First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan Staff will present the Final Proposed First UPdate to the Climate Change Scoping Plan for consideration for approval along with the Environmental Analysis (EA) prepared for the Update and written responses to environmental comments received on the EA. The Proposed Update describes the State's progress toward the 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) goal and describes additional actions the State will take to maintain GHG emission reductions. These actions include the development of a plan to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants, such as methane and black carbon.
Mobile Source Measurements Showcase Staff will present an informational item describing the range of mobile source emission measurement methods and tools that support the Board's on- and off-road regulatory programs. Staff will describe how these methods and tools have improved since the 1960s to address ARB's changing mobile source program priorities and how they will need to continue to evolve to meet air quality and climate challenges in the coming decades. As part of this Board item, a number of different instruments will be on display in and adjacent to the California Environmental Protection Agency Building to demonstrate how these tools are being used to measure emissions of air and climate pollution from a variety of on- and off-road vehicles
Public Meeting to Update the Board on San Joaquin Valley Sustainable Communities Strategy Development
Staff will present an informational update to the Board on the San Joaquin Valley Metropolitan Planning Organizations' (MPO) development of their Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS). Under Senate Bill 375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, each of the California MPOs is required to prepare and adopt a regional transportation plan with an SCS that includes a forecasted development pattern for the region that is integrated with the transportation network, measures, and policies that could, if feasible, meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by the Air Resources Board. Each of the eight San Joaquin Valley MPOs has published their draft SCSs for public review. This informational update will provide an overview of the measures and policies that are reflected in these published SCSs.
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. Corey, 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. Corey, 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. Corey, 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
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
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
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers v. California Air Resources Board; Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2013-00152974
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.
Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Inc. et al. v. Richard W. Corey et al., U.S. District Court, Case No. 1:13-CV-01998-LJO-SAB (Dec. 6, 2013)
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.
TO ELECTRONICALLY SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING SUBMIT TO:
(Note: not all agenda items are available for electronic submittals of written comments.)
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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.
SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED AT MEETINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD