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September 2019 Board Meeting Agenda

September 19, 2019, Board Meeting
 California Environmental Protection Agency
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor

This meeting will also be webcast.
Items 19-8-4 and 19-8-6 will be webcast in Spanish.

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

 Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m.

 Consent Calendar
 
The following items 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.
  
 19-8-1:  Public Meeting to Consider Research Contract with the University of California, Berkeley, Titled “Sources of On-Road Vehicle Emissions and their Impacts on Respiratory Disease Symptoms in California”

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) will consider approval of a research proposal that was developed in response to the Board-approved research projects for fiscal year 2019-2020. The objective of this project is to quantify the relationship between on-road vehicle emissions, including on-road non-exhaust pollutants, and sub-acute respiratory disease symptoms represented by medication use for 2870 patients in the major metropolitan areas of California.

 Motion and Vote 
 19-8-2:  Public Meeting to Consider Research Contract with the University of California, Davis, Titled “Determinants of Medium and Heavy Duty Truck Fleet Turnover”

The Board will consider approval of a research proposal that was developed in response to the Board-approved research projects for fiscal year 2018-2019. This study proposed to identify and evaluate determinants of private-sector fleet turnover for medium and heavy-duty trucks operating in California in selected vehicle classifications and vocations.

 Motion and Vote 
 9-8-3:  Public Meeting to Consider Membership to the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways Research Consortium at the University of California, Davis

The Board will consider approval of the membership to the Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways (STEPS) Research Consortium at the University of California, Davis. The four-year STEPS program membership will allow CARB to participate in the program’s workshops, symposia, and Board meetings that bring together the world’s leading automobile manufacturers, energy companies, and government agencies to understand sustainable vehicle and energy solutions.

 Motion and Vote 
 Discussion Items
 Note: The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
 19-8-5:  Public Meeting to Consider Automobile Manufacturers’ Framework for Vehicle Emissions

Several automobile manufacturers approached staff and proposed a framework to address vehicle greenhouse emissions through 2026. The Board will hear an update on the framework and next steps and may provide additional direction.
 Motion and Vote 
 More InformationStaff Presentation
 19-8-4:  Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update on the 2018 PM2.5 State Implementation Plan for the San Joaquin Valley
 
Spanish translation will be provided at the Board Meeting for this item, Item 19-8-4.

The Board will hear an informational update on the status of implementing the 2018 PM2.5 State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the San Joaquin Valley. Staff will update the Board on recent PM2.5 air quality in the Valley, progress on developing rules and measures, and incentives used to accelerate emissions reductions.
 More InformationStaff Presentation
 19-8-6:  Public Meeting to Consider Endorsement of an Updated California Tropical Forest Standard
 Spanish and Portuguese translation will be provided at the Board Meeting for this item, Item 19-8-6.

The Board will consider endorsement of an updated Tropical Forest Standard (Standard), which values preserving tropical forests over destructive activities such as oil exploration and extraction. Following an initial November 2018 Board Hearing, staff assessed issues raised by the public and input from members of the Assembly, and has proposed revisions that strengthen, clarify, and bolster the Standard. Board endorsement will not result in any change to regulatory programs in California.
 Public Comment on Item
 Motion and  Vote 
 More InformationStaff 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):

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

Mexichem Fluor, Inc. v. U.S. EPA, (D.C. Cir. 2017) 866 F. 3d 451 (U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case Nos. 15-1328 and 15-1329).

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.

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. ; Plaintiffs’ petitions for certiorari in United States Supreme Court, Case No. 13-1149.

Sowinski v. California Air Resources Board, et al., United States District Court for the Central District of California, No. 8:15-cv-02123.

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 Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 4:18-cv-03237.

State of California, et al. v. David Bernhardt, et al., United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 3:18-cv-5712-DMR.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

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. 19CECG00331.

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

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.

Air Resources Board v. Key Disposal, Inc. and John Katangian, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC650014.

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

Air Resources Board v. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA US LLC, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 3:17-md-02777-EMC, 3:17-cv-3446-EMC, 3:19-cv-00151-EMC.

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.

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

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


 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.

Ceding Time Guidelines

If you plan on speaking to the Board on any item and wish to cede (give up) your time to another speaker, please see these guidelines.


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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 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:
  • 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.