PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

2nd REVISED (5/14/08)

WEBCAST

MEETING LOCATION: (In-Person)
San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
1990 East Gettysburg Avenue, Fresno, California 93726

or Via Videoconference (2 Locations)
District Northern Region Office
4800 Enterprise Way
Modesto, California 95356

District Southern Region Office
2700 M Street, Suite 275
Bakersfield, California 93301

This facility is accessible by public transit. For transit information, call: (559) 621-1393, website http://faxtransit@fresno.gov/ (This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

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May 22, 2008
8:30 a.m.

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

08-5-1:

Presentation by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District on Healthy Air Living Initiative
  The Board will hear a presentation on actions that individuals and businesses can take to reduce air pollution.
  SJV Presentation
   
08-5-4: Public Meeting to Consider a Research Proposal
  Systemic Platelet Activation in Mice Exposed to Fine Particulate Matter, University of California, Davis, $300,000, Proposal No. 2658-260.
  Staff Presentation
   
08-5-5: Report to the Board on a Draft Report on New Estimates of Premature Deaths Associated with Long-Term Exposure to PM2.5 in California
  Staff will report to the Board on the methodology which provides improved estimates of premature deaths associated with PM2.5 exposures.  Staff has developed a revised relationship between long-term exposures to PM2.5 and premature deaths based on the latest literature review. The new methodology used in calculating the estimated deaths has undergone peer review by outside experts.  The draft report will be released for public comment following the Board meeting.
  Staff Presentation
   

 08-5-2:

Public Meeting to Consider the Approval of the San Joaquin Valley 2008 PM 2.5 State Implementation Plan and Provide an Update on the Valley's Ozone Plan Progress
  The Board will consider approval of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution District s federal attainment plan for the PM2.5 standard. This plan identifies the strategies that will bring the region into attainment by the 2014 deadline.  Staff will also present an update to the Board on the Valley s ozone plan progress.
  More Information    Staff Presentation
   

08-5-3:

Public Hearing to Consider Approval of Proposition 1B: Grants for FY 2007-08 Funds to Reduce Emissions from Goods Movement
  The Board will consider approval of a list of grant awards totaling up to $225 million in incentive funding for specific local agency projects to reduce freight-related emissions in the four trade corridors.
  More Information     Staff Presentation
   

08-5-6:

Report to the Board on AB 32 Implementation: Update on Land Use, Transportation, and Vehicle Travel
  In one of a series of briefings on AB 32 Implementation, staff will brief the Board on the impact of land use and transportation planning on the State s greenhouse gas emissions.  Staff will discuss the status of recent efforts to develop a framework for integrating land use and transportation decisions into the State s climate change efforts.
  Staff Presentation
   

08-5-7:

THIS ITEM WILL BE RECALENDARED AT A LATER DATE:

Report to the Board on the Strategic Plan for Enforcement of Diesel Emission Control Regulations Pursuant to AB 233, Jones (Chapter 592 Statutes of 2007)

  AB 233, Jones requires ARB to review its enforcement of diesel emission control regulations and develop a strategic plan for consistent, comprehensive, and fair enforcement of these regulations. The bill requires that the plan be developed in conjunction with local air districts and the public and be reviewed by the Board in a public hearing.  ARB is required to submit this plan to the California Legislature by January 1, 2009, and every 3 years thereafter.
  More Information  
   

 

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 litigation:

Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno) Case No. 1:04-CV-06663-AWI-GWA.

Fresno Dodge, Inc. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Goldstene, Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498, consolidated with General Motors Corp. et. al. v. California Air Resources Board and Goldstene, Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 05CE CG02787.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the State of California, the California Air Resources Board, and Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General of the State of California v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Cir.) Case No. 07-1457.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the State of California, the California Air Resources Board, and Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General of the State of California v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. District Court (D.C.) Case No. 07-CV-o2024-RCL.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor, and the California Air Resources Board v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals (9th Cir.) Case No. 08-70011.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of the State of California, the California Air Resources Board, and Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General of the State of California v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Cir.) Case No. 08-1178.

Green Mountain Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep, et al. v. Crombie , 508 F.Supp.2d 295, U.S. District Court (Vermont) (2007), appeal to 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals pending, Docket Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).

Association of International Automobile Manufacturers v. Sullivan, U.S. District Court (Rhode Island), C.A. No. 06-69T, consolidated with Lincoln Dodge, Inc. et al., U.S. District Court (Rhode Island), C.A. No. 06-70T.

Zangara Dodge, Inc. et al. v. Curry et al., U.S. District Court (New Mexico) Case No. CIV 07-1305 ACT/LFG.
   


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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