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


December 9 & 10, 2009



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December 9, 2009
9:00 a.m.


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 items are on the consent calendar:

Consent Item #

Agenda Topic
09-10-1: Public Meeting to Consider 8 Research Proposals

1.   “Determination of the Spatial Distribution of Ozone Precursor and Greenhouse Gas
Concentrations and Emissions in the Los Angeles Basin,” University of California, Los Angeles, $299,968, Proposal No. 2684-265.    Proposed Resolution with Attachments

2.   “Improved Characterization of Primary and Secondary Carbonaceous Particles,” University of California, San Diego, $255,000, Proposal No. 2681-265.  Proposed Resolution with Attachments

3.    “Hourly In-situ Quantitation of Organic Aerosol Marker Compounds during CalNex 2010,” University of California, Berkeley, $249,999, Proposal No. 2680-265.  Proposed Resolution with Attachments

4.   “Determining Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Soil in California Cropping Systems to Improve Ozone Modeling,” University of California, Davis, $83,500, Proposal No. 2683-265. Proposed Resolution with Attachments
5.   “Assessment of Baseline Nitrous Oxide Emissions in California’s Dairy Systems,” University of California, Davis, $82,000, Proposal No. 2682-265. Proposed Resolution with Attachments

6.   “Three-Dimensional Measurements of Aerosol Mixing State During CalNex Using Aircraft Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry,” University of California, San Diego, $400,000. Proposal No. 2689-265.
Proposed Resolution with Attachments

7.   “Health Effects of Central Valley Particulate Matter,” University of California, Davis, $496,429, Proposal No. 2688-265. Proposed Resolution with Attachments

8.   “AMAX-DOAS Trace Gas Column Observations from Research Aircraft Over California,” University of Colorado at Boulder, $549,999, Proposal No. 2687-265.  Proposed Resolution with Attachments
More Information     
09-10-2: Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Regulation for Limiting Ozone Emissions from Indoor Air Cleaning Devices
Staff has proposed amendments to the regulation to extend the labeling compliance date, incorporate refinements to the ozone emissions test method, and make other minor revisions to the regulation.
 More Information   Proposed Resolution with Attachments 


Note:  The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting.  Also, agenda item 09-10-7 may not be heard until Thursday, December 10, 2009, or may start on December 9 and then conclude on December 10, 2009, depending on the length of the other agenda items.
Agenda Item #
Agenda Topic
Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Truck and Bus Regulation and the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleet Regulation
Staff will present the Board with an update on a number of items related to the implementation of the In-Use On-Road Diesel Vehicle (Truck and Bus) regulations, including:  an assessment of the health risks posed by agricultural trucks exempted from the truck and bus regulation, information on funding assistance, outreach efforts, and other items.  Staff will also brief the Board on staff’s assessment of the effects of the economy on emissions from In-Use On-Road and In-Use Off-Road regulations.  These updates were requested by the Board at the December 2008 and July 2009 meetings, respectively.  After staff’s update, the Board may direct staff to return to the Board with proposed modifications to these regulations.

More Information    Staff Presentation     
 09-10-5: Public Meeting to Update the Board on the Low Carbon Fuel Standard
Staff will update the Board on the status of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), which the Board approved in April 2009.  At that hearing, the Board directed staff to do additional work for the implementation of LCFS.  Staff will provide a status update on the additional work.
  More Information 
[See note above on scheduling for this agenda item]
09-10-7: Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of a Proposed Regulation for the Management of High Global Warming Potential Refrigerants for Stationary Sources
Staff will propose a new Refrigerant Management Program, an Assembly Bill 32 early action measure, which will mitigate high-global warming potential (GWP) greenhouse gas emissions from stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.  The regulation is proposed to: 1) reduce emissions of high-GWP refrigerants from stationary, non-residential refrigeration equipment, 2) reduce emissions resulting from the installation and servicing of refrigeration and air-conditioning appliances using high-GWP refrigerants, and 3) verify emission reductions.  This regulation would result in significant greenhouse gas emission reductions in a cost effective manner.
More Information    Staff Presentation
December 10, 2009
8:30 a.m.

Note:  Regarding Agenda Item 09-10-7, see scheduling notes on this item above.

09-10-4: Public Meeting to Provide an Informational Update on the Zero Emission Vehicle Regulation Revisions
Staff will update the Board on the development of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) technologies, the role these technologies may play in achieving the State’s 2050 greenhouse gas emission goal, how the ZEV regulation could be modified to help achieve this goal, and what other policies may be beneficial or necessary to assure adequate and timely fueling infrastructure and to incentivize consumers to buy ZEVs.  This is an informational item and no regulatory action will be taken at this time.  A regulatory update of the ZEV program is planned in late 2010.
More Information    Staff Presentation
  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