LOCATION:

Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EPAbldg/location.htm

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

September 22, 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.)

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING GO TO:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php


September 22, 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
11-7-1
Public Hearing to Consider Approval of the Proposed State Implementation Plan Revision for Federal Lead Standard Infrastructure Requirements

Staff will present to the Board for approval the infrastructure State Implementation Plan (SIP) for the federal lead standard that was revised in 2008.  The infrastructure SIP specifies the resources and authority the State has in place to address the revised standard.
More Information            Proposed Resolution

DISCUSSION ITEMS
:

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

Agenda Item #
Agenda Topic
11-7-2
Public Meeting to Consider the Approval of ARB's 2011 Annual Research Plan  

Staff will present the proposed 2011 Annual Research Plan.  The proposed plan identifies research concepts for Fiscal Year 2011-2012.  Following Board action, approved concepts will be developed into research proposals for review by the ARB Research Screening Committee.

More Information            Staff Presentation



11-7-3 Public Meeting to Hear an Update on San Diego’s Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), and Update on SCS Development in other Regions In California

Staff will update the Board on the status of regional actions to develop Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS), including San Diego’s draft SCS.

More Information             Staff Presentation



11-7-4 Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Vapor Recovery Certification and Test Procedures for Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks Including Gasoline Dispensing Facility Hose Regulation
Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to ARB’s regulations for vapor recovery certification and test procedures for underground and aboveground storage tanks used at gasoline dispensing facilities (service stations and similar facilities).  The amendments include a proposed new requirement for low permeation hoses at gasoline dispensing facilities.
More Information             Staff Presentation
11-7-5Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Regulation for Mobile Cargo Handling Equipment at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards
Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to the current cargo handling equipment regulation.  The proposed amendments provide additional compliance flexibility, maintain anticipated emissions reductions, and make clarifying changes.
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 Petrochemical & 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.

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING GO TO:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php

*NEW FEATURE*

You can now sign up online in advance to speak at the Board meeting when you submit an electronic Board item comment.  For more information go to:

http://www.arb.ca.gov/board/online-signup.htm

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. 

SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED AT MEETINGS OF THE CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD



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