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December 2021 Board Meeting Agenda

CONTACT

Clerk of the Board
Email [email protected]
Phone (916) 322-5594

In accordance with recently enacted legislation, Assembly Bill 361 (Chapter 165, Stats. of 2021) the December 9, 2021, meeting of the California Air Resources Board will not have a physical location open to the public. It will be a remote-only meeting conducted via a web-based videoconferencing service called Zoom. Members of the public who wish to comment verbally can register for the webinar.

Register for the Webinar - for those who wish to comment verbally at the hearing.

Alternatively, during the Board Meeting, members of the public can offer verbal comments by calling in via 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:
859 6297 1011

To only watch the Board Meeting and not provide verbal comments, please view the webcast. The webcast is the same video stream offered by the California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) 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 who only plan to observe the hearing.

How to Participate in the Remote Board Meeting

Spanish and Punjabi interpretation will be provided for the December 9, 2021, Board Meeting in Zoom.


 

Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Discussion Items:

  21-13-1: Public Meeting to Consider the Proposed South Coast PM2.5 Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan
  The Board will consider approval of the 2021 Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan for the 2006 and 1997 24-Hour PM2.5 Standards for South Coast Air Basin. The 2021 Redesignation Request demonstrates that the South Coast Air Basin met the 24-hour PM2.5 standards in 2020 and has met the requirements to be redesignated to attainment for the 24‑hour PM2.5 standards.
 
  21-13-2: Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Small Off-Road Engine Regulations: Transition to Zero Emissions
  The Board will consider the proposal to amend regulations and certification and test procedures for small off-road engines (SORE). The amendments are necessary to accelerate the transition of SORE to zero emissions to reduce emissions. Deployment of zero-emission equipment is key to meeting the expected emission reductions in the 2016 State Implementation Plan Strategy and the goals of California Executive Order N-79-20.
 
  21-13-3: Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Regulation
  The Board will consider the adoption of the Proposed Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Regulation. This new regulation requires owners of non-gasoline heavy-duty vehicles with gross vehicle weight ratings over 14,000 pounds to periodically demonstrate that their vehicles' emissions control systems are properly functioning in order to legally operate within the state. This regulation is designed to achieve criteria emissions reductions by ensuring that malfunctioning emissions control systems are timely repaired. This proposed regulation would replace the California Air Resources Board's existing heavy‑duty vehicle inspection programs.
 
   
  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 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, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 21-1024.
  California, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 21-1014.
  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. 30-2020-01167039-CU-WM-CJC.
  Competitive Enterprise Inst. v. NHTSA, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 20-1145 (consolidated with No. 20-1167).
  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
  South Coast Air Quality Management District v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 20STCP02985.
  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, 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. David Bernhardt, et al., United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 3:18-cv-5712-DMR; United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 20-16793.
  State of California, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 21-1018.
  State of New York, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 21-1026.
  State of New York, et al. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency, et al., United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 21-1028.
  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; United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, Case No. 20-8073.
  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.
  Western States Petroleum Association v. California Air Resources Board, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Case No. 20STCP03138x.
  Westmoreland Mining v. EPA, United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 20-1160.
  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 the 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 [email protected] 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

[email protected] 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.