Public Hearing to Consider Technical Status of and Proposed Amendments to On-Board Diagnostic System Requirements for Heavy-Duty Engines, Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Vehicles and Engines
Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to the Heavy Duty On-Board Diagnostic (HD OBD) and Medium-Duty On-Board Diagnostic (OBD II) requirements. Most of the proposed amendments relate to the requirements for diesel engines, including providing revised requirements during the 2013 through 2015 model years based on the current limits of diesel technology. Staff is also proposing other changes specific to the HD OBD regulation, including accelerating the start date for on-board diagnostic system implementation on heavy-duty alternate-fueled engines from the 2020 model year to the 2018 model year. Staff is proposing to update the associated HD OBD and OBD II enforcement regulations to align with the diesel-related changes being proposed for the HD OBD and OBD II regulations.
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Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the Proposed Assembly Bill 118 Air Quality Improvement Program Funding Plan For Fiscal Year 2012-2013
Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to the Verification Procedure, which is used by staff to evaluate diesel retrofits through emissions, durability, and field testing. The Verification Procedure is ARB’s key tool for ensuring that diesel retrofits used by fleet owners are an effective means to reducing emissions from existing diesel engines used in vehicles and equipment. Staff’s proposed changes are intended to reduce the amount of in-use compliance emissions testing required of retrofit manufacturers while maintaining the protections and remedies for the retrofit system purchasers with the addition of recall provisions. Staff will propose additional changes to improve the process of matching retrofits with their intended vehicles, strengthen ARB’s ability to quickly and effectively address systems with high warranty claim rates, provide additional information to fleets on the maintenance and appropriate use of their diesel retrofits, and provide better information to assist applicants in navigating the verification process.
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Begin Executive Session
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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:
Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Sacramento),
Case No. 2:09-CV-01151-MCE-EFB.
POET, LLC, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County),
Case No. 09CECG04850.
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno),
Case No. 1:09−CV−02234−LJO−DLB.
American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturing Associations, et al. v. Goldstene, 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.
Association of Irritated Residents, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (San Francisco County), Case No. CPF-09-509562.
Association of Irritated Residents, et al. v. U.S. E.P.A., 2011 WL 310357 (C.A.9), (Feb. 2, 2011).
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.
Engine Manufacturers Association v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court,
Case No. 34-2010-00082774.
Citizens Climate Lobby and Our Children's Earth Foundation v. California Air Resources Board,
San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-12-519554