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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

 

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014
and
Friday, October 24, 2014
(Diamond Bar, CA)

Webcast


LOCATION:
South Coast Air Quality Management District Auditorium
21865 E. Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, California 91765-4182

This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (800) 743-3463, http://www.foothilltransit.org/
(This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

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Thursday
October 23, 2014
9:00 a.m.

 Pledge & Welcome

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 #  
14-8-2:  Update to the Board on the Advanced Clean Cars Program Mid-Term Review
Staff will present to the Board an update on on-going work related to the Advanced Clean Cars mid-term review, including updates on work with Federal agencies, research contracts related to consumers, and the feasibility of particulate matter measurement.

More Information     Staff Resolution
 
14-8-1:  Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the Town of Mammoth Lakes PM10 Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request

Staff will present to the Board amendments to California’s Low Emission Vehicle III (LEV III) regulations to control criteria pollutant emissions from new light- and medium-duty vehicles in order to ensure that emission reductions from the LEV III program are achieved while allowing vehicle manufacturers to continue to demonstrate compliance with both California and Federal regulations by using closely aligned test procedures. Staff will also propose modifications to the hybrid electric vehicle test procedures to facilitate the testing of today’s commercially available vehicles. Finally, staff will present a number of conforming and editorial modifications to the non-methane organic gas test procedures, heavy-duty Otto-cycle test procedures, heavy-duty diesel test procedures, and Environmental Performance Label specifications.


More Information     Proposed Resolution

 Motion and Vote

14-8-3:  Zero Emission Vehicle Showcase

Staff will present to the Board an informational item describing the Zero Emission Showcase that will be taking place concurrently outside the Board Hearing room. Staff will provide context for the Showcase as well as a brief description of the vehicles that will be on display.


Staff Presentation
14-8-4:  Public Meeting on the Plug In Vehicle Infrastructure Evaluation

Staff will present to the Board a status report on plug in vehicle infrastructure in California.

More Information     Staff Presentation
14-8-5:  Public Hearing to Consider 2014 Amendments to the Zero Emission Vehicle Regulation

Staff will present to the Board amendments to the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation primarily focused on requirements for intermediate volume manufacturers. Prior to the introduction of this item, several Section 177 ZEV state representatives will be providing short presentations to the Board on the first year of implementation of the Multi-State ZEV Memorandum of Understanding in their respective states.

More Information    Staff Presentation    177 States’ Presentation
14-8-6:

 CoolCalifornia City Challenge Awards

The Air Resources Board will announce the winner and two other finalist cities of the CoolCalifornia City Challenge, a statewide competition between California cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and earn the title of “Coolest California City.”

More Information   Staff Presentation

Friday
October 24, 2014
8:30 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.
Consent Item #  
14-8-7: Public Meeting to Consider Minor Updates to 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard State Implementation Plans: Coachella Valley and Western Mojave Desert Ozone Nonattainment Areas

Staff will present to the Board minor updates to the 1997 8-hour ozone State Implementation Plans (SIP) for Coachella Valley and Western Mojave Desert Ozone Nonattainment Areas. These updates incorporate revised emissions inventories that account for the implementation of recently adopted rules and regulations, the effects of the recession, and updated transportation activity. The updates will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for the approval of the plans as revisions to the California SIP.

More Information     Proposed Resolution
14-8-8: Public Meeting to Consider the Supplemental Document for the San Joaquin Valley 24-hour PM2.5 State Implementation Plan

Staff will present to the Board the supplemental document showing that all of the elements in the existing 2012 San Joaquin Valley 24-hour PM2.5 State Implementation Plan (SIP) meet the requirements under the Subpart 4 provisions of the federal Clean Air Act. The document also includes the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District request for a serious classification consistent with the attainment demonstration in the SIP. The updated information will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for approval of the plan as a revision to the California SIP.

More Information     Proposed Resolution
DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #
14-8-9: Update to the Board on California’s Heavy-Duty Truck Program: Past, Present, and Future 

Staff will provide an informational update to the Board on current efforts and future plans to reduce oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from on-road heavy-duty vehicles. The update will include plans for strengthening the current NOx certification standards, including addressing off-cycle emissions, improving engine durability, and addressing emissions from high emitters with malfunctioning aftertreatment systems. Staff will also discuss developing future lower NOx standards, as well as current work to develop proposed federal Phase 2 heavy-duty vehicle GHG standards in cooperation with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Nationa Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Staff Presentation

14-8-10: Public Meeting to Consider a Report on Reductions Achieved from Incentive-Based Emission Reduction Measures in the San Joaquin Valley

Staff will present to the Board for its consideration a State Implementation Plan amendment documenting inventory updates and implementation of the San Joaquin Valley Annual Average PM 2.5 Plan. The update will be submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for approval as a revision to the California SIP 


More Information          Staff Presentation
14-8-11: Briefing on Process for Updating Senate Bill 375 Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets

Staff will present a report to the Board that identifies factors to be considered in a future update of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008. The Board adopted GHG emission reduction targets for passenger vehicle emissions in 2010, applicable to each of the State’s 18 Metropolitan Planning Organizations. SB 375 directs the Air Resources Board to
update the targets every eight years, or every four years based on changes in factors such as vehicle emission standards, fuel composition, or other measures that are anticipated to reduce GHG emissions from the transportation sector. The staff presentation will focus on the policy, technical, and timing considerations in updating the SB 375 targets. Staff will seek direction from the Board on a preferred approach for a target update process.


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.


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; plaintiffs’ appeal, California Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C075930.

Morning Star Packing Company, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2013-800001464; plaintiffs’ appeal, California Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C075954.

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 (transferred by court to E.D.Cal. Sacramento, Case No. 2:14-CV-00186-MCE-AC).

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

Transportation Solutions Defense and Education Fund v. California Air Resources Board, Fresno County Superior Court, Case No. 14CECG01788


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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