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December 10-11, 2020 Board Meeting

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 December 10-11, 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: 854 6767 9980

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

Como Participar en la Reunión del Consejo a Distancia

Agenda de la Reunión del Consejo del 10-11 de diciembre de 2020
 


Thursday, December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.


At the beginning of the Board Meeting, the California Air Resources Board will honor the service of Board Member Judith Mitchell. No action will be taken.


Spanish Interpretation will be provided on December 10, 2020 only.

 
Discussion Items
 
The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Joint meeting.
 
20-13-3: Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Enhanced Vapor Recovery Regulations
 
The Board will consider proposed amendments to certification and test procedures for vapor recovery systems at gasoline dispensing facilities. These amendments are necessary to improve cost-effectiveness, preserve emission reductions, and clarify the procedures for better regulatory certainty and enforceability.
  More Information Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
  20-13-4: Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydroflurocarbons in Stationary Refrigeration, Chillers, Aerosols-Propellants, and Foam End-Uses Regulation
 
The Board will consider amending existing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) regulation to include new prohibitions on high-global warming potential HFCs used in stationary refrigeration systems and new air conditioning equipment. The objective of this rulemaking is to reduce HFC emissions as mandated by Senate Bill 1383 to meet the 2030 HFC reduction target for California.
  More Information Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
 


The following Board Item will not be heard prior to 4:00 p.m.

  20-13-5: Public Meeting to Consider Assembly Bill 617 Community Air Protection Program - Selection of 2020 Communities
 
The Board will consider including additional communities into the Community Air Protection Program. Local air districts will be required to work with community members to develop community emission reduction programs and/or community monitoring.
  More Information Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
 
Friday, December 11, 2020 @ 8:30 a.m.

  At the beginning of the Board Meeting, the California Air Resources Board will honor the service of Chair Mary D. Nichols. No action will be taken.

  Discussion Items

The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
  20-13-6: Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update on the 2020 Mobile Source Strategy
 
The Board will hear a verbal update on the 2020 Mobile Source Strategy. The 2020 Mobile Source Strategy takes an integrated, scenario planning approach to determine the pathways forward for the various mobile sectors that are necessary in order to achieve all of California's air quality, climate, and community risk reduction targets. The 2020 Mobile Source Strategy outlines the technology trajectories for each sector that will meet the State's goals and identifies a suite of regulatory and programmatic concepts that will move the State in the needed direction. The concepts include requiring all in-State sales of on-road vehicles to be zero-emission by 2035, and phase in of zero-emission vehicles and equipment into off-road applications where feasible by 2035.
  More Information Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
  20-13-7: Public Meeting to Consider the Proposed Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives
 
The Board will consider the Proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives. The plan describes proposed investments from two related funding sources: the Air Quality Improvement Program and Low Carbon Transportation Investments funded with Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds. These programs provide incentives for clean vehicle and equipment projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution with a priority on benefiting disadvantaged and low-income communities and low-income households. This year's plan does not include new allocations for Low Carbon Transportation Investments; however, it includes adjustments to various project categories that currently have funding available from prior fiscal years. Staff is also proposing that the Board grant the Executive Officer authority to make adjustments and allocate additional funding to first-come, first-served projects should additional funding become available
  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.

Best Energy Solutions & Technology Corp., et al v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Kern County Superior Court, Case No. BCV-20-102198.

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 v. Wheeler, et al., United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 20-1167.

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. 1:20-cv-01293-TJK.

California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Fresno County Superior Court, Case No. 20CECG02250.

Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, LLC v. California Air Resources Board, Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2020-011679039-CU-WM-CJC.

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.

Environmental Defense Fund, et al., v. Andrew Wheeler, et al., United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 20-1360.

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.

Friends of Oceano Dunes, Inc. v. California Air Resources Board, et al., Sacramento County Superior Court, Case No. 34-2020-80003442.

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. 19CEGG00331.

South Coast Air Quality Management District v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 20STCP02985.

Sowinski v. California Air Resources Board et al., United States District Court for the 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 v. Wheeler et. al., District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 19-1239, consolidated under No. 19-1230 along with Nos. 19-1241, 19-1242, 19-1243, 19-1245, 19-1246, and 19-1249.

State of California v. Wheeler, et al., United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 20-1167.

State of California, et al., v. Andrew Wheeler, et al., United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 20-1359.

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 CaliforniState of California v. United States Environmea, 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 Massachusetts v. EPA, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 20-1265.

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.

Western States Petroleum Association v. California Air Resources Board, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 20STCP03138x.

W.O. Stinson & Son LTD. v. Western Climate Initiative, Inc., Ontario Canada Superior Court, Case No. CV-20-00083726-0000.

 
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
  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 (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 llame a la oficina del Consejo al (916) 322-5594 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.