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Thursday, July 26, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.


California Environmental Protection Agency
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
Coastal Hearing Room, 2nd Floor

This meeting will also be webcast.

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


Discussion Items

The agenda order noted below was revised on 07/18/18.

18-6-5:  Public Hearing to Consider Environmental Comments from John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. Regarding Board Item
18-4-3.

The Board will consider staff’s responses to comments submitted by John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. at the May 25, 2018, Board hearing regarding Board Item 18-4-3, Proposed Amendments to the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program Regulation.  The Board will also consider the amendments in light of those comments and whether additional Board action is necessary.
 Motion and Vote

18-6-2:  Public Meeting to Consider Senate Bill 350 Integrated Resource Planning Electricity Sector Greenhouse Gas Planning Targets

The Board will consider a proposed methodology for establishing the greenhouse gas (GHG) planning target ranges and specific proposed GHG planning target ranges for the electricity sector, load serving entities, and publicly owned utilities for use in Integrated Resource Plans pursuant to Senate Bill 350. The Board will also consider certifying the Final Environmental Analysis .
 Motion and Vote  

More Information                                    Staff Presentation 

18-6-1:  Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Guidelines for the Clean Cars 4 All and Enhanced Fleet Modernization (Car Scrap and Replace) Programs

The Board will consider proposed guidelines for the Clean Cars 4 All Program and proposed changes to the existing guidelines for the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP).  Assembly Bill 630 (Cooper, Chapter 636, Statutes of 2017) directs CARB to finalize guidelines for Clean Cars 4 All and update the EFMP guidelines by January 1, 2019.
 Motion and Vote

More Information                                    Staff Presentation

 Public Meeting to Consider Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds:  Funding Guidelines for Agencies that Administer California Climate Investments    

  Espanol Spanish translation will be provided at the Board Meeting for this item, Item 18-6-3.

The Board will consider updates to the “Funding Guidelines for Agencies Administering California Climate Investments.”  These Guidelines apply to all projects funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (i.e., Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds).  The proposed updates reflect statutory changes and include new or revised guidance for:  program administration; quantification of greenhouse gas reductions and co-benefits; project tracking and reporting; maximizing benefits for disadvantaged communities; and guidance for targeting investments to disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households.
 Motion and Vote

More Information                                    Staff Presentation

18-6-4:  Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update On the Use of Satellite Remote Sensing Data to Support Air Quality Decision-Making 

The Board will hear how satellite remote sensing data can estimate air quality levels.  Staff will also present results from in-house and collaborative satellite studies that can be used to support air quality decision-making.

Staff Presentation

18-6-6:  Public Meeting to Consider Board Members’ Initial Staggered Terms

Assembly Bill 197 established six-year terms for the 14 voting members of the Board with the exception of "initial staggered terms," which the statute directed the Board to establish. The Board will consider the adoption of initial staggered terms with specified term expiration dates.
 Motion and Vote
 Motion and Vote

Staff Presentation


Closed Session

The Board may 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 Air Resources Board v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 18-1085.

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

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-02123Orange County Superior Court, Case No. 30-2018-00970852-CU-IP-CXC.

State of California, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 18-1114.

State of California, et al. v. United States Bureau of Land Management, et al., U.S. District Court, Northern District of California Circuit, Case No. 3:17-cv-07186-WHO.

State of New York, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 1:18-cv-00773.

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.

The Two Hundred, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 18CECG01494.

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.

Valero Refining Co. California v. Hearing Board of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District et al., Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Case No. A151004.

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.

John R. Lawson Rock & Oil, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al. (potential).

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

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.

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 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.

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).

Friends of Oceano Dunes, Inc. v. California Coastal Commission, et al., San Luis Obispo County Superior Court, Case No. 17CV-0576; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Case No. 2:17-cv-8733.

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:

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 Especial

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:

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.