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October 22, 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 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: 821 3422 9207

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 October 22, 2020 Board Meeting

Agenda de la Reunión del Consejo del Octubre de 2020

 

Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.

 

Discussion Items

 The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
 Agenda Item #
  20-11-1: Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Research Contract with the University of California, Berkeley, Titled "Total Exposure to Air Pollutants and Noise in Disadvantaged Communities"
 
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or 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 Berkeley.
Motion and Vote
 More InformationBoard Item MaterialsWritten Comments 
  20-11-2: Public Meeting to Consider Proposed Research Contract with the University of California, Davis, Titled "Developing a Comprehensive Framework for Estimating the Social Costs of Emissions of Criteria Pollutants and Air Toxics in California, and Identifying Other Direct and Indirect Benefits of California's Climate and Air Quality Programs"
 
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 MaterialsWritten Comments 
     
  20-11-3: Public Meeting to Consider Proposed West Mojave Desert Vehicle Miles Traveled Offset Demonstration
 
The Board will consider approval of the West Mojave Desert Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) Offset State Implementation Plan submittal for the 2015 70 parts per billion 8-hour ozone standard. If approved, CARB will submit the West Mojave Desert VMT Offset Demonstration to the United States Environmental Protection Agency to be included in California's State Implementation Plan.
Motion and Vote
 More InformationBoard Item MaterialsWritten Comments 
     
  20-11-6: Public Meeting to Consider an Update on Race, Equity, and the California Air Resources Board's Activities
 The Board will consider a report from Board Member Serna, and engage in discussion with staff, on CARB’s efforts to better understand and address the ways race has affected climate and air quality risks in California and CARB’s own internal operations. The discussion will focus on CARB’s efforts to address these issues, internally and externally. The Board will provide staff guidance via resolution on work to remediate race-based harms within CARB’s jurisdiction.
 Board Item MaterialsWritten Comments  
     
  20-11-4: Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update on Next-Generation Heavy-Duty Vehicle Enforcement
 The Board will hear how the Enforcement Division utilizes the Portable Emissions Acquisition System (PEAQS) and the Automatic License Plate Reader technologies for data driven heavy-duty vehicle enforcement efforts and to support the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program. Staff will present a pilot deployment of PEAQS at California Department of Food and Agriculture stations, the preliminary findings from the data collected, and how it is currently being used to guide CARB's enforcement actions.
 More InformationPresentationBoard Item MaterialsWritten Comments
     
  20-11-5: Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update on the Implementation of the San Joaquin Valley PM2.5 State Implementation Plan
 The Board will hear an informational update on the implementation of the 2018 PM2.5 State Implementation Plan for the San Joaquin Valley, including progress on developing new mobile source measures.
 More InformationPresentationBoard Item MaterialsWritten 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 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.
 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.
  
 Submit Comments Electronically Day of Board Meeting

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 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 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.