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November 19, 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 October 22, 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: 857 4740 2272

To only watch the Board Meeting 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

Spanish Translation will be provided at the November 19, 2020 Board Meeting

Agenda de la Reunión del Consejo del 19 de noviembre de 2020
 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.


 
Discussion Items
 
The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Joint meeting.
 
20-12-7: Public Meeting to Consider a Proposed Portola PM2.5 Plan Contingency Measure State Implementation Plan Submittal
 
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) will consider staff’s written report of a revision to the Portola PM2.5 Attainment Plan to include contingency measures for attaining air quality standards for fine particulate matters (PM2.5) required under the Clean Air Act. This revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) specifies requirements the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District and City of Portola must implement as a contingency if the area fails to attain or meet reasonable further progress towards attaining the PM2.5 standards. These requirements will reduce PM2.5 emissions while the District develops additional requirements to attain the standards.
  More Information Board Item Materials Written Comments  
  20-12-1: Public Meeting to Consider Proposed San Diego 8-Hour Ozone Plan State Implementation Plan Submittal
 
The Board will consider approval of staff’s written report reviewing the 2020 Plan for Attaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone in San Diego County (Plan). The Plan addresses both the 70 ppb and 75 ppb 8-hour ozone standards. If approved, the California Air Resources Board will submit the Plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a revision to California's State Implementation Plan.
  More Information Board Item Materials Written Comments  
  20-12-2: Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Emission Inventory Criteria and Guidelines Report for the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" Program
 
The Board will consider proposed amendments to the Emission Inventory Criteria and Guidelines Report for the Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Program. The program aims to protect public health by collecting emission data, identifying facilities having the potential for localized impacts, ascertaining the health risks, and requiring that owners of significant-risk facilities reduce their risks below the level of significance. The proposed amendments outlined in staff’s written report will support multiple CARB and air district program needs and provide a supporting framework for a comprehensive and uniform statewide system for reporting toxic air contaminants. This proposal will provide a better understanding of stationary source toxic emissions, an enhancement of public access to information on toxic pollutant emissions, and a reduction of impacts on public health by ensuring that many new and emerging chemicals of concern are reported.
  More Information Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
  20-12-3: Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Regulation for the Reporting of Criteria Air Pollutants and Toxic Air Contaminants
 
The Board will consider proposed amendments to the Regulation for the Reporting of Criteria Air Pollutants and Toxic Air Contaminants. The regulation requires the owners or operators of specified facilities to report emissions of criteria air pollutants and toxic air contaminants on an annual basis. The proposed amendments outlined in staff’s written report will increase the number and types of facilities that are subject to the reporting requirements and will harmonize reporting requirements with other emissions reporting programs. The additional emissions data that will be collected under the proposed amendments is needed to evaluate the impacts of stationary source emissions, and to implement the directives of multiple legislative directives, including AB 197, AB 617, and AB 2588.
  More Information
Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
  20-12-4: Public Meeting to Hear an Update on Indoor Air Quality: Successes, Continuing Concerns, and Challenges
 
The Board will hear a verbal update on indoor air quality concerns, current CARB indoor air programs and emerging challenges. The update will include discussion of health concerns from gas appliances and benefits of building electrification. Staff will present how current and proposed strategies can improve public health and help the state achieve its climate change and air quality goals.
  More Information Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
  20-12-5: Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update on California's Greenhouse Gas Goals and Deep Decarbonization
 
Staff has been holding carbon neutrality and deep decarbonization workshops for two years. The Board will hear a verbal update on the key lessons learned for how to achieve deep decarbonization in California with an eye towards carbon neutrality mid-century.
  More Information Presentation Board Item Materials Written Comments
  20-12-6: Public Meeting to Hear the 2020 Legislative Update
  The Board will hear a verbal update on California air quality legislation from the Office of Legislative Affairs.
  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 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, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 18-1085.

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.

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. Andrew Wheeler, et al., United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 20-1357.

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 (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.