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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

May 19, 2016

Webcast


LOCATION:
California Environmental Protection Agency
Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor
El Monte, California 91731

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Thursday
May 19, 2016
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 #
16-5-1:
 Public Meeting to Consider Revisions to the PM10 State Implementation Plan for Owens Valley

The Air Resources Board will consider approving the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District 2016 Owens Valley Planning Area PM10 State Implementation Plan as a revision to the California State Implementation Plan. If approved, the plan will be forwarded to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for inclusion in California’s State Implementation Plan.

 
 Motion and Vote 
DISCUSSION ITEMS:
Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #  
16-5-2: The 2015 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards

The recipients of the 2015 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards will be presented with their awards. The Air Resources Board annually presents the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards to esteemed persons in the air quality and climate change community – scientists, legislators, professors, activists, business leaders, and others who have made significant contributions toward improving air quality, public health, and our understanding of climate change issues.

More Information        Staff Presentation
16-5-3: Public Meeting to Consider the Planned Air Pollution Research Plan for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

The Board will consider approving the proposed 2016-2017 Research Plan. This Research Plan reflects a concerted effort to identify the Air Resources Board's 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 provide data on heavy-duty vehicles tailpipe emissions, develop methods to identify super-emitters of methane, create strategies to decarbonize the heavy-duty sector, and monitor carbon dioxide emissions in the Los Angeles basin.

 

 
 Motion and Vote 
16-5-4: Public Meeting on the Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy

The Board will hear a report on the Proposed Short-Lived Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Strategy. The Proposed Strategy describes ongoing and new measures for California to reduce emissions of SLCPs (methane, black carbon, and fluorinated gases, specifically hydroflourocarbons) through 2030. It also describes current research efforts to improve the SLCP emission inventory and evaluate potential mitigation measures and identify areas where further research is needed. A draft environmental analysis prepared under the California Environmental Quality Act is included as an appendix to the Proposed Strategy. Staff anticipates presenting a final Proposed Strategy, along with the final environmental documents, to the Board for consideration for approval in the fall of 2016.

More Information          Staff Presentation
16-5-5: Public Meeting to Hear an Update on Development of the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan

The Board will hear an update on development of the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan, including the Draft Plan released at the end of April. As required by Executive Order B-32-15, the California Sustainable Freight Action Plan is due to the Governor's Office in July 2016. The California Energy Commission, California Department of Transportation, Governor's Office of Business, and Economic Development, and Air Resources Board are developing the Plan for the Secretaries of Transportation, Natural Resources, and Environmental Protection to submit to the Governor.

More Information          Staff Presentation
 Public Comment 
 
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 these pending or potential litigation, and as authorized by Government Code section 11126(a):

POET, LLC, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 15CECG03380.

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; Plaintiffs’ appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 15-35834.

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]; plaintiff's eppeal of trial court order discharging peremptory writ of mandate, Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F073340.

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, et al. v. Corey, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), Case No. 1:09−CV−02234−LJO−DLB; ARB interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 09-CV-02234 [remanded to trial court].

American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. v. Corey, et al., U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), Case No. 1:10-CV-00163-AWI-GSA; ARB’s interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 10-CV-00163 [remanded to trial court].

California Chamber of Commerce et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 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.

Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2015-80002246.

Sowinski v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2015-00822179-CU-BT-CXCCX-105.

State of West Virginia et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 15-1363.

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.

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, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 13-1283 (dismissed), U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-74019

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Inc. et al. v. Richard W. Corey et al., U.S. District Court, (E.D. Cal. Fresno) Case No. 1:13-CV-01998-LJO-SAB (transferred by court to E.D.Cal. Sacramento, Case No. 2:14-CV-00186-MCE-AC), plaintiffs' appeal U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case Nos. 15-72101 and 15-16429.

Jack Cody dba Cody Transport v. California Air Resources Board, et al. Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2015-80002116.

John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Fresno County 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, Case No. 34-2014-80001974-CU-WM-GDS).

Meeks v. California Air Resources Board, et al. Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. BC592558.

Adam Brothers Trucking v. Air Resources Board, et al., Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 15 CV04432.

In re: Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" MDL, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 15-MD-2672-CRB (JSC).

American Coating Association, Inc. v. State of California and California Air Resources Board, Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 04CS01707.

People v. Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 602973.

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

California Air Resources Board v. West Coast Diesel, Inc., Fresno County Superior Court, Case No. 15 CECG 03337.

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: http://www.arb.ca.gov

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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