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April Board Meeting Agenda

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.


California Environmental Protection Agency
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor

This meeting will also be webcast.

Submit written comments
Not all agenda items are available for electronic submittals of written comments.


Discussion Items

The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.

18-3-1:  Public Meeting to Consider the Proposed Community Air Protection Funds Supplement to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program 2017 Guidelines

Espanol    Spanish translation will be provided at the Board Meeting for this item, Item 18-3-1.

The Board will consider the Proposed Community Air Protection Funds Supplement to the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Moyer Program) Guidelines.  The Guidelines Supplement would build on the existing 2017 Moyer Program Guidelines, approved by the Board last April, with specific changes designed to advance clean vehicle and equipment projects for immediate emission reductions in disadvantaged and low-income communities.  The Guidelines Supplement would align the Moyer Program with the goals of Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (C. Garcia, 2017).  The Moyer Program, established in 1998, provides incentives for the turnover of old, high-polluting diesel vehicles and equipment with cleaner-than-required replacements.  The Moyer Program provides cost-effective surplus emission reductions that help the State meet federal air quality standards.

More Information          Staff Presentation

 Motion and  Vote 

18-3-2:  Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Fiscal Years 2018-2021 Triennial Strategic Research Plan and the Proposed Research for Fiscal Year 2018-2019

The Board will consider Staff's proposed Fiscal Years 2018-2021 Triennial Strategic Research Plan and the Proposed Research for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.  The Triennial Strategic Research Plan reflects a concerted effort to identify California Air Resources Board's highest priority research initiatives for the next three years.  The Proposed Research for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 will support the initiatives outlined in the Triennial Strategic Research Plan.  The research projects in these plans will advance the state of the science and support the California Air Resources Board's efforts to meet California's air quality and climate goals.

More Information          Staff Presentation

 Motion and Vote 

18-3-3:  Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation and to the Regulation on Commercialization of Alternative Diesel Fuels

The Board will consider proposed amendments designed to strengthen the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulation through 2030 in line with the Senate Bill 32 greenhouse gas reduction goals.  The proposed amendments would enhance LCFS credit for zero‑emission vehicle fueling infrastructure per Governor Brown's Executive Order B-48-18, adopt a protocol to enable credit generation for carbon capture and sequestration projects, expand fuel types and vehicle applications to which the LCFS regulation applies (including adding alternative jet fuel), improve crediting for innovative actions at petroleum refineries, and establish an independent third-party verification and verifier accreditation system to ensure accuracy of LCFS reported data.  The amendments also include a number of technical changes to improve, simplify, streamline, and clarify the regulation.  As part of this rulemaking, the Board will comply with a California court order by considering supplemental environmental analysis related to oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from biodiesel, and a proposed amendment to the Alternative Diesel Fuels regulation based on that analysis.  This is the first of two Board hearings on this item; the Board will not vote on the amendments at this meeting.

More Information        Staff Presentation

 Motion and Vote 

18-3-5:  Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Voluntary NOx Remediation Measure Funding

The Board will consider approving a voluntary measure to provide immediate funding to air districts to achieve further reductions in emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx).  This initiative arises from CARB's response to a 2017 court order in the ongoing POET litigation challenge to the 2009 adoption of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).  This measure aims to remediate conservatively estimated historical emissions potentially related to increased use of biodiesel in California that may be attributable to incentivization of biodiesel use by the LCFS regulation.  The voluntary measure is consistent with CARB's mission to promote and protect public health and welfare through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants. 

Staff Presentation

 Motion and Vote 

18-3-4: Public Meeting to Hear an Update on Implementation of Volkswagen's First Appendix C Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Plan

This item has been removed from the Agenda.



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

California et al. v. U.S. Department of Transportation et al., United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 4:17-CV-05439.

Electric Power Supply Association, et al. v. Star, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, Case No. 17-2445.

Friends of Oceano Dunes, Inc. v. California Coastal Commission, et al., Superior Court of California, San Luis Obispo County, Case No. 17CV-0576.

In re La Paloma Generating Company, LLC, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Case No.16-bk-12700.

Mexichem Fluor Inc. v.  United States Environmental Protection Agency et al.,  U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case Nos. 15-1328 and 15-1329.

POET, LLC, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 09CECG04659; plaintiffs' appeal, California Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F064045; California Supreme Court, Case No. S213394 [remanded to trial court]; plaintiff's appeal of trial court order discharging peremptory writ of mandate, Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F073340.

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

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. 12-15131 [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].

Sowinski v. California Air Resources Board, et al., U.S. District Court, Central District of California, Case No. 8:15-CV-02123.

Sowinski v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2018-00970852-CU-IP-CXC.

State of California, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Oakland Division, Case No. 4:17-cv-6936-HSG.

State of New York, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 17-1185.

States of New York, California, Vermont, and Maryland, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case Nos. 17-2780(L) and 17-2806.

State of North Dakota, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 16-1242.

State of North Dakota v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 15-1381.

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.

State of Wyoming, et al. v. United States Department of the Interior, et al., U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming, Case No. 16-CV-285-SWS.

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

Alliance for California Business v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Glenn County Superior Court, Case No. 13CV01232; plaintiffs' appeal, Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C082828.

Alliance for California Business v. California State Transportation Agency, et al., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-80002491.

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

Jack Cody dba Cody Transport v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Sacramento Superior Court, Case No. 34-2015-80002116; plaintiff's appeal, Court of Appeal, Third District, Case No. C083083. 

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.

John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Fresno County Superior Court, Case No. 14-CECG01494; ARB's appeal, Court of Appeal, Fifth District, Case No. F074003.

Murray Energy Corporation v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 15-1385.

Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 16-1430.

California Air Resources Board v. Adam Brothers Farming Inc., Santa Barbara County Superior Court, Case No. 16CV01758.

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

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

Mahan v. California Air Resources Board, SacramentoCounty Superior Court, Case No. 34-2016-80002416.


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. 


Other Information

Transit Information

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This facility is accessible by public transit and is accessible to persons with disabilities.


Submitting a Presentation

No outside memory sticks or other external devices may be used at any time with the Board audio/visual system or any CARB computers. Therefore, PowerPoint presentations to be displayed at the Board meeting must be electronically submitted via email to the Clerk of the Board no later than noon on the business day prior to the scheduled Board meeting.

For more information contact the Clerk of the Board
1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 322-5594

Special Accommodation Request

Consistent with California Government Code Section 7296.2, special accommodation or language needs may 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.

Acomodación Especiale

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 solicitar estas comodidades especiales o necesidades de otro idioma, por favor llame a la oficina del Consejo al (916) 322-5594 o envié un fax a (916) 322-3928 lo más pronto posible, pero no menos de 7 días de trabajo antes del día programado para la audiencia del Consejo. TTY/TDD/Personas que necesiten este servicio pueden marcar el 711 para el Servicio de Retransmisión de Mensajes de California.