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Thursday, July 23, 2020, PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

In accordance with Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders N-29-20 and N-33-20 as well as recommendations from the California Department of Public Health, the July 23, 2020, Board Meeting will not have a physical location. This will be a remote-only meeting.

The Board Meeting will be conducted remotely via a web-based videoconferencing service called Zoom. Members of the public who wish to comment verbally can register for the webinar to comment. 

Register for the Webinar - for those that plan to comment at the hearing.

Alternatively, on the morning of the Board Meeting, members of the public can offer verbal comments by telephone.  Members of the public do not have to register beforehand if they call in using the number below:

Phone Number: (669) 900-6833
Webinar ID: 850 7242 6934

To watch the webinar only and not provide verbal comments, please view the webcast. The webcast is the same video stream offered by CARB during normal Board Meetings. If you do not wish to provide verbal comments, we strongly recommend watching the webcast as this will free up space on the webinar for those who are providing verbal comments.

Webcast – for those that only plan to observe the hearing.

How to Participate in the Remote Board Meeting

Cómo participar en la reunión remota de la Junta

Spanish translation will be provided at the July 23, 2020 Board Meeting

 

Thursday,
July 23, 2020
9:00 a.m.

 

Discussion Items

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

Agenda Item #
 

20-7-1: Public Meeting to Consider Eastern Kern Ozone Conformity Budget Update

 
TThe California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) will consider adoption of the East Kern Ozone Conformity Budget Update, developed by CARB staff at the request of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). If adopted, the budgets will be submitted to U.S. EPA for approval as a revision to the California state implementation plan.
Motion and Vote
  More Information    Board Item Materials    Written Comments  
   
 

20-7-4: Public Meeting to Consider Research Contract with the University of California, Davis, Titled "Measuring, Analyzing, and Identifying Small-Area Vehicle Miles Traveled Reduction"

 
The Board will consider approval of the research proposal that was developed in response to the Board-approved research projects for fiscal year 2020-2021. This item requires Board approval due to the contract amount and also to comply with Government Code section 1091 because one Board Member is affiliated with the University of California at Davis.
Motion and Vote
  More Information    Board Item Materials   Written Comments  
         
  20-7-5: Public Meeting to Consider Research Contract with the University of California, San Francisco, Titled "Impact of Air Pollution on COVID-19 Case and Death Risk in California"
 
The Board will consider approval of the research proposal. This item requires Board approval due to the contract amount and also to comply with Government Code section 1091 because one Board Member is affiliated with the University of California at San Francisco.
Motion and Vote
  More Information Board Item Materials Written Comments
         
  20-7-6: Public Meeting to Consider Research Contract with the University of California, Los Angeles, Titled "Ambient Air Pollution and COVID-19 Disease Severity or Death among Confirmed Cases in Southern California"
 
The Board will consider approval of the research proposal. This item requires Board approval due to the contract amount and also to comply with Government Code section 1091 because one Board Member is affiliated with the University of California at Berkeley where one of the researchers is also affiliated.
Motion and Vote
  More Information Board Item Materials Written Comments  
         
  20-7-2: Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Procedures for the Exemption of Add-On and Modified Part(s) for On-Road Vehicles/Engines
 
The Board will consider for adoption the proposed Procedures for the Exemption of Add-On and Modified Part(s) for On-Road Vehicles/Engines. The updated aftermarket part procedures incorporate language reflecting current vehicle and engine emissions related technologies and standards. It also clarifies the requirements to improve review, testing, and approval timing to get products to market sooner.
Motion and Vote
  More Information Staff Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
         
  20-7-3: Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update on CARB's California-Mexico Border Activities
  The Board will hear an informational update on CARB's efforts at the California-Mexico Border to improve air quality, including cross-programmatic, collaborative, and community-focused actions.
  More Information Staff Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
         
 

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:
  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.
  American Lung Association, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 19-1140.
  California v. Stout, et al., United States District Court, Central District of California, Case No. 2:20-cv-00371.
  California v. Wheeler, et al., United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 19-1239.
  California Air Resources Board v. Key Disposal, Inc. and John Katangian, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC650014.
  California Air Resources Board v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 18-1085.
  California Air Resources Board v. United States Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, United States District Court, District of Columbia Case No. 1:19-cv-00965-CKK.
  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.
  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.
  In re Pacific Gas and Electric Company, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 19-30089.
  John Mahan v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento County Superior CourtCase No. 34-2016-80002416.
  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.
  Sowinski v. California Air Resources Board, et al., United States District Court, Northern District of California, No. 3:18-cv-03979-LHK.
  State of California v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 18-1096.
  State of California, et al. v. David Bernhardt, et al., United States District Court, Northern Distrcit of California, Case No. 3:18-cv-5712-DMR.
  State of California, et al.  v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Court of Appeals, District Court of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 19-1227.
  State of California, et al., v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 4:18-cv-03237.
  State of New York, et al. v. Andrew Wheeler and the United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 1:18-cv-00773.
  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 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 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. 
  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.
  People v. Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC 602973.
  The Two Hundred, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Fresno County Superior Court, Case No. 18CECG01494.
  United States v. California, United States District Court, Eastern District of California, Case No. 2:19-cv-02142-WBS-EFB.
   
  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. The public will also have an opportunity to submit written comments for open session the morning of the Board Meeting.

Submit Comments Electronically Day of Board Meeting

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PLEASE NOTE: PowerPoint presentations to be displayed during public comment at the Board meeting must be electronically submitted via email to the Clerks’ Office at cotb@arb.ca.gov no later than noon on the business day prior to the scheduled Board meeting.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERKS’ OFFICE:
1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, California 95814
cotb@arb.ca.gov or (916) 322-5594
CARB Homepage: www.arb.ca.gov

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 Clerks’ Office at cotb@arb.ca.gov or at (916) 322-5594 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 solicitar estas comodidades especiales o necesidades de otro idioma, por favor contacte la oficina del Consejo al (916) 322-5594 o por correo electronico al cotb@arb.ca.gov 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