LOCATION:

Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

June 23, 2011

This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: 
(916) 321-BUSS, website http://www.sacrt.com/
(This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

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June 23, 2011
9:00 a.m.



CONSENT CALENDAR:

All items on the consent calendar will be voted on by the Board immediately after the start of the public meeting.  Any item may be removed from the consent calendar by a Board member or by someone in the audience who would like to speak on that item.  The following item is on the consent calendar:

Consent Item #

Agenda Topic
11-4-1
Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of a Particulate Matter Emissions Measurement Allowance For California's Heavy-Duty Diesel In-Use Compliance Regulation

The Board will consider the adoption of a particulate matter (PM) emissions measurement allowance for California's Heavy-Duty Diesel In-Use Compliance Regulation, adopted in September 2006.  The regulation requires testing using portable emissions measurement systems during over-the-road vehicle operation.  Emission measurement allowances are needed to account for variability associated with field testing.  The Board adopted gaseous measurement allowances in December 2007 following the completion of a gaseous research study.  The PM research study was completed in 2010 and the Air Resources Board, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the Engine Manufacturers Association have agreed on a PM measurement allowance value.
More Information            Proposed Resolution
11-4-2Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Area Designations For State Ambient Air Quality Standards
The Board will consider a proposal that Lassen, Modoc, and Siskiyou counties be designated as attainment for ozone, based on monitored air quality for 2007-2009.  State law requires an annual update to area designations for State ambient air quality standards.
More Information            Proposed Resolution with Attachment

DISCUSSION ITEMS
:

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

Agenda Item #
Agenda Topic
11-4-3
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Showcase

Staff and invited guests will update the Board on the current status of technology and commercialization of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells. 

More Information            Staff Presentation



11-4-4 Public Meeting to Report to the Board On Staff's Recommended Area Designation For the 2010 Federal Sulfur Dioxide Standard 

Staff will present an informational item summarizing their recommended area designations for the 2010 sulfur dioxide federal 1-hour standard of 75 parts per million. 

More Information             Staff Presentation



11-4-5 Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Regulations For Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements For Ocean-Going Vessels Within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline

Staff will propose amendments to the Ocean-Going Vessel Clean Fuel Regulation for the Board's consideration.  The primary purpose of the amendments is to adjust the offshore regulatory boundary in Southern California to lessen the potential for vessels to interfere with operations at the United States Navy's Point Mugu Sea Range and to re-establish the anticipated emission reductions from the regulation.  In addition, amendments will be proposed to help facilitate a successful transition to very low sulfur fuels by aligning implementation dates more closely with recently approved federal requirements.  Other minor amendments are also proposed.

More Information            Staff Presentation




  CLOSED SESSION – LITIGATION

The Board will 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:


Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Sacramento), 
Case No. 2:09-CV-01151-MCE-EFB.

POET, LLC, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), 

Case No. 09CECG04850.

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), 

Case No. 1:09−CV−02234−LJO−DLB.
 

National Petroleum & Refiners Association, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno) Case No. 1:10-CV-00163-AWI-GSA.


Association of Irritated Residents, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (San Francisco County), Case No. CPF-09-509562.


Association of Irritated Residents, et al. v. U.S. E.P.A., 2011 WL 310357 (C.A.9), (Feb. 2, 2011).


California Dump Truck Owners Association v. California Air Resources Board, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Sacramento) Case No. 2:11-CV-00384-MCE-GGH.


Engine Manufacturers Association v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court,
Case No. 34-2010-00082774.



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 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.

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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK OF THE BOARD
1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 322-5594
ARB Homepage: http://www.arb.ca.gov



To request a special accommodation or language needs for any of the following:
 
•     An interpreter to be available at the hearing.
•     Have documents available in an alternate format (i.e. Braille, Large print) or another language.
•     A disability-related reasonable accommodation.
 
Please contact the Clerk of the Board at (916) 322-5594 or by facsimile at (916) 322-3928 as soon as possible, but no later than 10 business days before the scheduled Board hearing.  TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.
 
Para solicitar alguna comodidad especial o necesidad de otro idioma para alguna de las siguientes:

•    Un intérprete que esté disponible en la audiencia
•    Tener documentos disponibles en un formato alterno (por decir, sistema Braille, o en impresión grande) u otro idioma.
•    Una acomodación razonable relacionados con una incapacidad.
 
Por favor llame a la oficina del Secretario del Consejo de Recursos Atmosféricos al (916) 322-5594 o envíe un fax al (916) 322-3928 no menos de diez (10) días laborales antes del día programado para la audiencia. Para  el Servicio Telefónico de California para Personas con Problemas Auditivos, ó de teléfonos TDD pueden marcar al 711. 

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