PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA
November 20, 2014
Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium, Second Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
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November 20, 2014
| 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 #|
|14-9-1:|| Public Meeting to Consider One Research Proposal
Staff will seek Board approval of one research proposal that was developed based on the Board-approved Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Annual Research Plan: “Collection of Tractor-Trailer Activity Data," University of California, Riverside, Proposal No. 2782-281.
More Information Proposed Resolution
|14-9-2:|| Public Meeting to Consider Greenhouse Gas Quantification Determination for the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments' Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy
The Board will consider acceptance of the Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments' determination that implementation of its 2014 Sustainable Communities Strategy would achieve the region’s per capita greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets set by the Air Resources Board for 2020 and 2035.
Public Meeting to Consider Approval of Updates to Transportation Conformity Budgets for the San Joaquin Valley
Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
|Agenda Item #|
|14-9-4:|| Update to the Board on Implementing the High Speed Rail Project
The High Speed Rail Authority staff will provide an update to the Board on the progress of the High Speed Rail project.
|14-9-5:|| Public Meeting to Hear a 2014 Legislative Update
The Air Resources Board Legislative Director will present a review of air quality and climate change legislation from the second year of the 2013-2014 Legislative Session.
More Information Staff Presentation
|14-9-6:|| Informational Report on Air Quality Field Studies
Staff will report to the Board on the results of air quality field studies that have provided valuable scientific information necessary to understand and reduce air pollution in California.
More Information Staff Presentation
|14-9-7:|| Public Hearing to Adopt Amendments to the Regulation to Reduce Emissions of Diesel Particulate Matter, Oxides of Nitrogen and Other Criteria Pollutants From In-Use Heavy Duty Diesel-Fueled Vehicles
(This item will not be heard prior to 10:30 a.m.)
Staff will present to the Board for adoption the amendments to the Truck and Bus Regulation approved by the Board in April 2014. Staff carried out the modifications to regulatory language directed by the Board at their April 24 and 25, 2014, hearing in two separate 15-day notice packages and is now presenting the Final Regulation Order to the Board. At this hearing, staff is not proposing any changes from previously noticed regulatory language.
|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).
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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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.