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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

 

 

December 18, 2014

Webcast


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:
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(This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

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Thursday
December 18, 2014
9:00 a.m.
DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Consent Item #  
14-10-1:  Public Meeting to Consider Approval of Draft Report: Proposed Research Plan, Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Staff will present to the Board the proposed 2015-2016 Research Plan. This Research Plan reflects a concerted effort to identify the Air Resources Board's (ARB) highest priority research needs, and the research projects included in this Plan will support attainment of upcoming air quality and greenhouse gas targets. Research included in this plan will examine the extent and effects of air pollution exposure and associated mitigation strategies, enhance modeling techniques for criteria pollutants, inform future improvements to ARB's clean vehicle programs, improve estimates of emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, conduct economic assessments of ARB's climate programs, evaluate sustainable communities strategies, and investigate the potential to lower emissions of short-lived climate pollutants.

More Information     Staff Presentation
  Motion and Vote
14-10-2:  Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the Imperial County 2013 State Implementation Plan for the 2006 24-Hour PM2.5 Moderate Nonattainment Area

Staff will present to the Board the proposed Imperial County 2013 State Implementation Plan for the 35 µg/m3 24-hour PM2.5 standard. The Plan shows Imperial County would have attained the standard but for transport of international emissions from Mexicali, Mexico and addresses all requirements under the federal Clean Air Act.


More Information     Staff Presentation
 Motion and Vote
14-10-3:  Update to the Board on International Coordination

Staff will update the Board on the Air Resources Board’s climate and air quality collaborations with foreign jurisdictions.


More Information     Staff Presentation
14-10-4  Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms

Staff will present to the Board updates to the Cap and Trade Regulation to include a new Rice Cultivation Compliance Offset Protocol and an update to the United States Forest Compliance Offset Protocol that would include project eligibility in parts of Alaska
 

More Information     Staff Presentation

14-10-5  Draft Overview and Status Update of the Technology and Fuels Assessment

Staff will update the Board on the current status, results, and conclusions from the Air Resources Board staff’s Technology and Fuels Assessment being conducted to support development of the Sustainable Freight Strategy, future State Implementation Plan measures, incentive funding programs, and future climate change scoping plan updates. The Assessment includes trucks, buses, transport refrigerators, locomotives, ocean-going vessels, commercial harbor craft, cargo-handling equipment, aviation, and conventional and alternative fuels.
 

More Information     Staff Presentation

14-10-6  Update and Report to the Board on the Joint Air Resources Board/California Air Pollution Control Officers Association Assembly Bill 8 Carl Moyer Program Evaluation

Staff will update the Board on its joint Air Resources Board/California Air Pollution Control Officers Association report on the findings and recommendations of potential changes to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program designed to help the program better achieve State and local air quality and climate goals.

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

California Nozzle Specialists, Inc. v. California Air Resources Board, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC564965.

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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