LOCATION:

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

REVISED

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

June 25 & 26, 2009

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June 25, 2009
9:00 a.m.

DAY-ONE

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic
09-6-1: Health Update:  The Urban Environment and Health
Staff will present an overview of the literature on the characteristics of the urban environment that may influence health.  The urban environment, which is also known as the built environment, influences global warming and climate change as addressed in Senate Bill 375. It is also emerging as an important factor for health promotion and obesity prevention.  The studies presented will focus on results from the Portland Neighborhood Environment and Health Study and show that highly walkable neighborhoods are associated with reduced obesity and other health conditions linked with excess weight compared to other neighborhoods.
More Information    Staff Presentation
09-6-2: Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Climate Change Scoping Plan Implementation 
Staff will update the Board on the status of implementing the Climate Change Scoping Plan.

More Information    Staff Presentation
 09-6-3: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Proposed Regulation to Reduce Methane Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Staff will propose a regulation which would require the installation of gas collection and control systems at smaller and other uncontrolled municipal solid waste landfills.  The proposed regulation includes requirements for all affected landfills to ensure that gas collection and control systems are operating optimally and that fugitive emissions are minimized.
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09-6-4: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Cool Car Standards and Test Procedures for 2012 and Subsequent Model-Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium Duty Vehicles 
Staff will propose a regulation that would require glass on new vehicles less than or equal to 10,000 pounds to meet solar management standards.  Solar glass will reduce a vehicle’s interior temperature when it is parked in the sun, making the driver less likely to activate the air conditioner and allowing manufacturers to downsize a vehicle’s air conditioning unit.  Reducing mobile air conditioning usage or downsizing of a vehicle’s air conditioning unit will result in lower greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reduced fuel use.
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09-6-5: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Proposed AB 32 Cost of Implementation Fee Regulation and Proposed Amendment to the Existing Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Staff will propose a new regulation to assess fees on sources of greenhouse gas emissions.  The revenue from these fees will be used to pay for the administrative costs of implementing the California Global Warming Act of 2006 (AB 32), as specified in Health and Safety Code section 38597.  Staff will also propose an amendment to ARB’s Mandatory Reporting Regulation to require electronic reporting of the required data.
More Information    Staff Presentation
09-6-6: THIS ITEM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Public Meeting to Provide the Board Information on the New Drive Clean Website
Staff will give the Board a preview of the new Drive Clean website.  This website is a buying guide for clean and efficient vehicles and features smog and global warming scores for cars certified in California.

June 26, 2009
8:30 a.m.

DAY-TWO

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic
09-6-7: Public Hearing to Adopt Proposed AB 118 Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program Regulation (Car Scrap)
Staff will propose a new regulation to expand the State’s voluntary accelerated vehicle retirement program to target the highest polluting vehicles in the areas with the greatest air quality problems.  The proposal includes additional compensation for vehicle replacement and low-income populations.
More Information   Staff Presentation
09-6-10: Public Meeting to Update the Board on Outreach and Funding Assistance for Truck Owners
Staff will describe plans for ARB and local air district outreach to truck owners on rule requirements and incentive funding.  This informational update will cover development of a comprehensive portal or front door for truck owners to access information on all ARB rules affecting trucks and on-board equipment, as well as available incentives.
Staff Presentation
09-6-11:Public Meeting to Update the Board on ARB Efforts to Develop Recommendations for Further Locomotive and Railyard Emission and Risk Reductions.
Staff will provide the Board with a brief informational update on efforts to develop recommendations that can provide further locomotive and railyard emissions and risks reductions beyond those expected from existing U.S. EPA and ARB regulations and agreements.
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 litigation:

Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, No. 08-17378 on appeal from U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno).

Fresno Dodge, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498.

General Motors Corp. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 05CE CG02787.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, the California Air Resources Board, and the Attorney General v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 08-1178.

California Business Properties Association, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (Sacramento), Case No. 34-2009-80000232.

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

Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court, EDCA, Case No. 2:09-CV-01151-MCE-EFB.

American Trucking Association, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 09-1090.
   

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