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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

 


Thursday, July 24, 2014
and
Friday, July 25, 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.)

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Thursday
July 24, 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 #
14-6-1:Public Meeting to Consider Five 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

  1. "Association Between Long-Term Ultrafine Particulate Matter Exposure and Premature Death," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2775-279.

    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  2. "Effects of Ultrafine Particulate Matter Exposure in an Animal Model of Neurodegenerative Disease," University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2776-279

    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  3. “Ozone in the Lower Atmosphere and Its Contribution to High Ozone Concentrations at Ground-Level in the Southern San Joaquin Valley,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2777-279.

    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  4. “Potential to Build Current Natural Gas Infrastructure to Accommodate the Future Conversion to Near-Zero Transportation Technology,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2780-279.

    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  5. “The Development of Lifecycle Data for Hydrogen Fuel Production and Delivery,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2781-279.

    More Information     Proposed Resolution

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #
14-6-2: Update to the Board on the Assembly Bill 8 Required Joint Evaluation Process of the Carl Moyer Program Being Conducted by the Air Resources Board and California Air Pollution Control Officers Association

Staff will update the Board on the joint evaluation process in the Air Resources Board (ARB) and the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association are conduction on the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment (Carl Moyer) Program. Assembly Bill 8 (Perea), which extended a portion of the Carl Moyer Program funds through 2023, required ARB in consultation with the local air districts, to convene working groups to evaluate the long-term policies and goals of teh Carl Moyer Program and to identify potential improvements that may require statuatory changes.

More Information          Staff Presentation
14-6-3: Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Revisions to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program Guidelines for On-Road Heavy-Duty Trucks   Motion and  Vote

Separate from the Assembly Bill 8 evaluation process, staff will propose implementation revisions to the Carl Moyer Program Guidelines to address near-term concerns about funding eligibility and to prioritize small fleet funding consistent with recent amendments to the Truck and Bus Regulation. The proposed revisions would increase funding opportunities and participation and clarify program administration.

More Information          Staff Presentation
14-6-4: Update to the Board on the Revised Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Health Risk Assessment Guidelines

Staff will update hte Board on the upcoming changes to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Health Risk Assessment Guidelines. These guidelines will impact local and State air toxics programs, as well as the way project proponents perform environmental analyses of projects. Staff will also describe the joint workplan with the air districts to incorporate the new information into our risk management programs for air toxics.

More Information          Staff Presentation
14-6-5 Update to the Board on the Air Resources Board’s Greenhouse Gas Measurement Program and the Megacities Project

Staff will update the Board on efforts to quantify ambient greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations throughout the state to understand and verify ARB’s GHG emissions inventories and evaluate the successful implementation of the various GHG regulations and programs in California. Additionally, staff from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be present and be able to discuss the Megacities Carbon Project in Southern California.

ARB - More Information          NASA - More Information          Staff Presentation
14-6-6 Update to the Board on the Status of the Compliance Offset Program Under the California Cap-and-Trade Program

Staff will update the Board on the status of California's Cap-and-Trade Offset Program. This will include a status update and next steps.

More Information          Staff Presentation
Friday
July 25, 2014
8:30 a.m
 14-6-7Update to the Board on San Joaquin Valley Sustainable Communities Strategies

Staff will provide an informational update to the Board on the eight San Joaquin Valley Metropolitan Planning Organizations' (MPO) Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS) as a follow-up to a similar update provided at the May Board Meeting. Under Senate Bill 375 (SB 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, measues, and policies taht could, if feasible, meet the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets set by the Air Resources Board. This informational update will focus on the status of the SCSs in the San Joaquin Valley.

More Information          Staff Presentation
 14-6-8Update to the Board on the Status of the Compliance Offset Program Under the California Cap-and-Trade Program

Staff will update the Board on the status of California's Cap-and-Trade Offset Program. This will include a status update and next steps.

More Information          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, 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

ARB Homepage:
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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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