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REVISED 7/21/15
PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

 

 

July 23, 2015

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LOCATION:
Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium, Second Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
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Thursday
July 23, 2015
9:00 a.m.
 CONSENT CALENDAR:
The following item 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.    
Consent Item #    
15-6-1:

 Public Meeting to Consider Appointments of Two New Members to the Research Screening Committee

Staff will recommend the appointment of Dr. J.R. DeShazo from the University of California, Los Angeles, and Dr. Tim Wallington, from the Ford Motor Company, to the Research Screening Committee to fill the vacancies left by the resignations of Dr. Matt Kahn and Dr. Steve Japar. The Board's Research Screening Committee consists of scientists, engineers, and others who are knowledgeable, technically qualified, and experienced in air pollution research.

More Information

 Motion and Vote

15-6-2:  Public Meeting to Consider Research Proposals and Contract Augmentations

Staff will seek Board approval of ten research proposals and two contract augmentations that were developed in response to the Board-approved Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Annual Research Plan.

  1. "Advanced Plug-In Electric Vehicle Travel and Charging Behavior," University of California, Davis, Augmentation to Contract No. 12-319
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  2. "Heavy-Duty On-Road Vehicle INspection and Maintenance Program," Foundation for California Community Colleges, Proposal No. 2789-283.
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  3. "Designing Vehicle Retirement and Replacement Incentives for Low-Income Households," University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2790-283.
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  4. "Identifying, Evaluating and Selecting Indicatiors, Indices and Data for Future Monitoring System of the Implementation of Sustainable Communities Strategies," University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2791-283.
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  5. "Assessing the Travel Demand and Co-Benefit Impacts of Affordable TODs," University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2792-283.
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  6. "Zero-Carbon Buildings in California: A Feasibility Study," University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2793-283.
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  7. "Characterize Physical and Chemical Properties of Manure in California Dairy Systems to Improve Greenhouse Gas Emission Estimates," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2794-283.
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  8. "Characterize California-specific Cattle Feed Rations and Improve Modeling of Enteric Fermentation for California's Greenhouse Gas Inventory," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2795-283.
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  9. "Policy and Scenario Analysis for Managing and Mitigating California's F-gas Emissions," University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2796-283.
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

  10. "Improved Understanding of the Magnitude of Trans-Pacific Long Range Transported Ozone Aloft at California's Coast," San Jose State University
    (The attached Proposed Resolution was revised 7/21/15)
    More Information     Revised Proposed Resolution

  11. "LIDAR Profiling of Ozone in the San Joaquin Valley," National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Proposal No. 2798-283.
    (The attached Proposed Resolution was revised 7/21/15)
    More Information     Revised Proposed Resolution

  12. "Women's Cardiovascular Risk from Particulate Matter Exposure," University of California Irvine, Augmentation to a pending contract.
    More Information     Proposed Resolution

 Motion and Vote

15-6-3:

 Public Meeting to Consider the Transportation Conformity Budgets for the San Joaquin Valley PM2.5 State Implementation Plan Supplement

The Board will consider approval of the Transportation Conformity Budgets for the San Joaquin Valley PM2.5 SIP Plan Supplement. If approved, the transportationi conformity budgets will be submitted to the Uniates Environmental Protection Agency as a revon to the California State Implementation Plan.

More Information     Proposed Resolution

 Motion and Vote

15-6-4:

 Public Meeting to Consider Submission of Waiver and Authorization Measures

The Board will consider approval of the Waiver/Authorization List of all applicable waiver and authorization measures for submission to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for inclusion into the California State Implementation Plan.

More Information     Proposed Resolution

 Motion and Vote

DISCUSSION ITEMS:
Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #    
15-6-10:

 Public Meeting to Select and Appoint a Vice-Chair

The Board will select and appoint a Vice-Chair to act in the absence of the Chairman. 

 Motion and  Vote 

15-6-5:

 Public Meeting to Consider the Greenhouse Gas Quantification Determination for the Kern Council of Governments' Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy

The Board will consider action to accept or reject the Kern Council of Governments' (KernCOG) determination that its 2014 Sustainable Communities Strategy, if implemented, would achieve the region's per capita greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets for 2020 and 2035. Staff will present its technical evaluation of the greenhouse gas determination for the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy adopted by KernCOG on June 19, 2014.

More Information          Staff Presentation

 Motion and Vote

15-6-8:

 Public Meeting to Consider the Air Resources Board/California Air Pollution Control Officers Association Risk Management Guidance for Stationary Sources of Air Toxics

The Board will consider approval of a joint guidance document developed by the Air Resources Board staff and the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association on risk management policy. The purpose of the guidance is to assist local air districts in administering their air toxics programs, specifically the permitting program (e.g., new and modified sources) and the Assembly Bill 2588 "Hot Spots" program (e.g. risk assessment, notification, risk reduction audits and plans). This guidance uses the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's updated risk assessment methodology designed to ensure infants and children are explicitly addressed in assessing risk.

More Information         Staff Presentation

15-6-6:  Public Hearing to Update the Board on Proposed Federal Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles

Staff will update the Board on the United States Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety aDministration proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles. Staff will present staff's initial assessment of the proposed standards, highlight  areas where it could be strengthened, and provide a brief discussion on how the proposed standards support meeting the State's 2030 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):

American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. v. Jane O’Keeffe, et al.,
U.S. District Court (D. Ore. Portland), Case No. 3:15-CV-00467.

CO-AL Transport v. CalEPA/ARB, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 15-70839.

Sarah Farley v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (Sacramento County), Case No. 34-2015-80002044.

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. [remanded to trial court].

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. [remanded to trial court].

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 [remanded to trial court].


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; ARB’s successful appeal, California Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C071891 [remanded to the trial court].

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, Case No. A138830. Petitioner’s petition for review, California Supreme Court, Case No. S225548

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.

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 (plaintiff’s transfer to Sacramento Superior)

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

California Air Resources Board v. BP West Coast Products LLC, Contra Costa County Superior Court, Case No. C12-00567.

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.
 
Consecuente con la sección 7296.2 del Código de Gobierno de California, una acomodación especial o necesidades lingüísticas pueden ser suministradas para cualquiera de los 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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