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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

 


Thursday, June 26, 2014

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:
http://www.sacrt.com
(This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING GO TO: http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php

Thursday
June 26, 2014
9:00 a.m.

 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.  Motion and Vote
Consent Item #
14-5-1:Public Meeting to Consider the Approval of the 8-Hour Ozone State Implemenattion Plan Emission Inventory Submittal
 

Staff recommends the Board approve the 2012 summer baseline planning emission inventories for the 8-hour ozone nonattainment areas in California for submittal to the United States Environmental Protection Agency..

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #
14-5-2: The Air Resources Board's Mobile Source Measurement Capabilities

Staff will present to the Board 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 the Air Resources Board'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.
14-5-3 Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program

The Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP) is a voluntary accelerated vehicle retirement or "car scrap" program that provides monetary incentives to vehicle owners to retire older, more polluting vehicles. The program reduces emissions by accelerating the turnover and subsequent replacement of the existing light-duty fleet with newer, cleaner vehicles. Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to improve EFMP by focusing the program on low-income participants, expanding program flexibility to improve program participation, enhancing emissions benefits by ensuring the vehicles that are retired are functional, and increasing outreach to community-based organizations.   Motion and Vote
14-5-4Public Hearing to Consider the Approval of the Proposed Fiscal Year 2014-15 Funding Plan for the Air Quality Improvement Program and Low Carbon Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments

Staff will present to the Board the Proposed Fiscal Year 2014-15 Funding Plan which provides staff's recommendations for allocationg up to $22 million identified in the Governor's proposed budget for the Air Quality Implementation Plan (AQIP) and $200 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) for low carbon transportation projects. Staff is combining the two funding sources (AQIP and GGRF) into one Funding Plan. AQIP provides incnetive funding through 2023 for clean vehicle and equipment projects. Staff recommends directing most of this year's combined funding to continue incentives for zero-emission and plug-in passenger cars and hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses. A portion of funding would also be allocated to advanced technology freight demonstration projects and a loan guarantee program for on-road trucks.    Motion and Vote
14-5-5 Update to the Board on Federal Climate Activities

Staff will present to the Board an update on federal climate activities and the Air Resources Board's role in coordinating State and federal programs.
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, 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)

John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Fresno Superior Court, Case No. 14-CECG01494


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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