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September 24, 2020 Board 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 September 24, 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 who wish to comment verbally 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: 821 3422 9207

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.

Webcastfor those that only plan to observe the hearing.

How to Participate in the Remote Board Meeting

Como Participar en la Reunión del Consejo a Distancia

Spanish translation will be provided at the September 24, 2020, Board Meeting

Agenda de la Reunión de la Junta de Septiembre de 2020

 

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.

 

Discussion Items

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

20-9-5: Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Portola PM2.5 Plan Contingency Measure State Implementation Plan Submittal

  The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) will consider a revision to the Portola PM2.5 Attainment Plan to include contingency measures for attaining air quality standards required under the Clean Air Act. This State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision specifies a new contingency measure the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and City of Portola must implement if the area fails to attain or meet reasonable further progress attaining particulate matter pollutant standards to reduce emissions while additional requirements are developed.
   More Information  Presentation  Board Item Materials Written Comments
   
 

20-9-2: Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Regulation for Reducing Sulfur Hexafluoride Emissions from Gas Insulated Switchgear

  The Board adopted the SF6 Switchgear Regulation in 2010 due to the extremely high global warming potential of SF6. In response to the State's climate goals and the increasing availability of equipment that does not use SF6, staff proposes to amend the Regulation to cover other greenhouse gases, drive further emissions reductions, and accelerate the transition to equipment that does not use SF6.
   More Information  Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
         
  20-9-3: Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update on California's Air Toxics Program
  The Board will hear an informational update on California's Air Toxics Program, including the ongoing efforts to reduce community exposure to toxic air contaminants.
  More Information Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
         
  The following Board Item will not be heard prior to 4:00 p.m.
         
  20-9-4: Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update on Assembly Bill 617 Community Emissions Reduction Program Implementation
  The Board will hear an informational update on the status of implementation for Assembly Bill 617 community emissions reduction programs.
  More Information 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. 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.
  California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Fresno County Superior Court, Case No. 20CECG02250.
  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 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.
  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. Chao, et al., United States District Court, District of Columbia, Case No. 1:19-cv-02826.
  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 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.
  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.
 

Other Information

Submit Comments Electronically Day of Board Meeting

View Submitted Comments

 
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 Clerks' Office no later than noon on the business day prior to the scheduled Board meeting.

If you have any questions, contact the Clerks' Office. 1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, California 95814

If you experience technical difficulties on the day of the Board Meeting, please call our helpline at (805) 801-3676.

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.


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 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.