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Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814
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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

August 23, 2012

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(This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)




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August 23, 2012
9:00 a.m.


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

Agenda Item #
Agenda Topic
12-5-1
Public Meeting to Present the Air Resources Board’s Role in Responding to Air Emergencies in California   
Staff will present to the Board the purpose, history and capabilities of the Air Resources Board's (ARB) emergency air monitoring program.  Staff will also explain the importance of this function in the context of the State Emergency Plan and the State Emergency Management System.

Staff Presentation
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12-5-2 Public Hearing to Consider Technical Status of and Proposed Amendments to On-Board Diagnostic System Requirements for Heavy-Duty Engines, Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, Medium-Duty Vehicles and Engines
Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to the Heavy Duty On-Board Diagnostic (HD OBD) and Medium-Duty On-Board Diagnostic (OBD II) requirements.  Most of the proposed amendments relate to the requirements for diesel engines, including providing revised requirements during the 2013 through 2015 model years based on the current limits of diesel technology.  Staff is also proposing other changes specific to the HD OBD regulation, including accelerating the start date for on-board diagnostic system implementation on heavy-duty alternate-fueled engines from the 2020 model year to the 2018 model year.  Staff is proposing to update the associated HD OBD and OBD II enforcement regulations to align with the diesel-related changes being proposed for the HD OBD and OBD II regulations.

More Information            Staff Presentation
12-5-3
Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Verification Procedure, Warranty and In-Use Compliance Requirements for In-Use Strategies to Control Emissions from Diesel Engines  
Staff will present to the Board proposed amendments to the Verification Procedure, which is used by staff to evaluate diesel retrofits through emissions, durability, and field testing.  The Verification Procedure is ARB’s key tool for ensuring that diesel retrofits used by fleet owners are an effective means to reducing emissions from existing diesel engines used in vehicles and equipment.  Staff’s proposed changes are intended to reduce the amount of in-use compliance emissions testing required of retrofit manufacturers while maintaining the protections and remedies for the retrofit system purchasers with the addition of recall provisions.  Staff will propose additional changes to improve the process of matching retrofits with their intended vehicles, strengthen ARB’s ability to quickly and effectively address systems with high warranty claim rates, provide additional information to fleets on the maintenance and appropriate use of their diesel retrofits, and provide better information to assist applicants in navigating the verification process.
More Information            Staff Presentation
 

CLOSED SESSION


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, and as authorized by Government Code section 11126(a).:


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; plaintiffs appeal, Court of Appeal No. F064045.

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

Case No. 1:09−CV−02234−LJO−DLB; interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Nos. 09-CV-02234 and 10-CV-00163.
 

American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturing Associations, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno) Case No. 1:10-CV-00163-AWI-GSA; interlocutory appeal, U.S. Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit Nos. 09-CV-02234 and 10-CV-00163.


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.


Citizens Climate Lobby and Our Children's Earth Foundation v. California Air Resources Board,
San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-12-519554.

Consideration of a personnel matter.


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.


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ONLINE SIGN-UP:
You can sign up online in advance to speak at the Board hearing 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 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 7 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 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 7 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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