LOCATION:

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

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

November 19, 2009

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November 19, 2009
9:00 a.m.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

The consent calendar agenda item will be voted on by the Board immediately after the start of the public meeting.  Consent items 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 agenda item is on the consent calendar:

Consent Item #

Agenda Topic
09-9-5: Public Hearing to Consider the Repeal of the 2007 Amendments to California’s Emission Warranty Information Reporting (EWIR) and Recall Regulations and Emission Test Procedures and Readopt the Prior EWIR Regulations and Emission Test Procedures
Staff has proposed a repeal of the 2007 amendments to the EWIR Regulations and to readopt the original 1988 EWIR Regulations.
More Information    Proposed Resolution with Attachments 

DISCUSSION ITEMS:


Note:  The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.
Agenda Item #
Agenda Topic
09-9-6: Public Meeting to Update the Board on Health Impacts of Diesel Particulate Matter Emissions
Staff will summarize the scientific evidence showing adverse health effects from exposure to diesel particulate matter (PM).  In 1998, California identified diesel exhaust PM as a toxic air contaminant based on its potential to cause cancer, premature death, and other health problems.  Diesel engines also contribute to California's fine PM 2.5 air quality problems.  Those most vulnerable are children whose lungs are still developing and the elderly who may have other serious health problems.

More Information    Staff Presentation     Samet Presentation
 09-9-1: Public Meeting to Present Information on the New Drive Clean Website
Staff will present the Board with an overview of the new Drive Clean website.  This website is a buying guide for clean and efficient vehicles, featuring smog and global warming scores for cars certified in California.
  More Information    Staff Presentation   
09-9-2: Public Meeting to Report to the Board on Regional Targets Advisory Committee Recommendations on Methodologies for Setting Targets Under Senate Bill 375

Staff will present to the Board the Regional Targets Advisory Committee’s final recommendations to ARB on methodologies for setting regional greenhouse gas reduction targets pursuant to Senate Bill 375 (Steinberg, Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008).

More Information    Staff Presentation
09-9-3: Public Meeting to Update the Board on 2009 Air Quality Legislation
The Legislative Director and staff from the ARB Legislative Office will present a review of air quality legislation from the first year of the 2009-2010 Legislative Session.
Staff Presentation
09-9-4: Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Implementation of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Assembly Bill 32) and the Climate Change Scoping Plan
Staff will present the Board with a summary of activities related to climate change, including an update on the implementation of the Assembly Bill 32 and the Climate Change Scoping Plan.
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:

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.

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).

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

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.

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA v. James Goldstene, et al., Superior Court of California (San Diego County), Case No. 37-2009-00094919-CU-MC-CTL.

Personnel – Potential Litigation
   

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.

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE BOARD MEETING. 


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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



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