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Sacramento, California 95814

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

February 25, 2010

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February 25, 2010
9:00 a.m.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

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
10-2-1 Public Meeting to Consider 11 Research Proposals
1. “Behavioral Strategies to Bridge the Gap Between Potential and Actual Savings in Commercial Buildings,” University of California, Davis, $134,981, Proposal No. 2685-266.  Proposed Resolution with Attachment

2. “Quantifying the Effect of Local Government Actions on VMT,” University of California, Davis, $125,000, Proposal No. 2692-266.  Proposed Resolution with Attachment

3. “Measuring the Climate Impact of Residential Buildings: GreenPoint Rated Climate Calculator Version 2,” University of California, Berkeley, $100,000, Proposal No. 2693-266.  Proposed Resolution with Attachment

4. “Are There Any Counteracting Effects that Reduce the Global Warming Benefits Attributed to Diesel and Other Black Carbon Controls,” University of California, San Diego, $114,751, Proposal No. 2690-266.
 
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

5. “Improving Regional VOC Emission Estimates Using An Airborne PTRMS EDDY Flux Measurement System,” University of California, Berkeley, $400,000, Proposal No. 2698-266.  Proposed Resolution with Attachment

6. “Mobile Platform III: Characterizing Spatially Inhomogeneous Non-Criteria Pollutants in the Los Angeles Air Basin,” University of California, Los Angeles, $290,000, Proposal No. 2697-266.  Proposed Resolution with Attachment

7. “On-road Measurement of Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks: Impacts of Fleet Turnover and ARB’s Truck and Bus Rule,” University of California, Berkeley, $300,000, Proposal No. 2696-266.  Proposed Resolution with Attachment

8. “Peripheral Blood Gene Expressions in Subjects with Coronary Artery Disease and Exposure to Particulate Air Pollutant Components and Size Fractions,” University of California, Irvine, $274,931, Proposal No. 2699-266.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

9. “Modeling Optimal Transition Pathways to a Low Carbon Economy in California: Impacts of Advanced Vehicles and Fuels on the Energy System,” University of California, Davis, $278,356, Proposal No. 2700-266.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

10. “Inverse Modeling to Verify California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory,” California State University, Hayward, $150,000, Proposal No. 2695-266.  Proposed Resolution with Attachment
11. “In-Duct Air Cleaning Devices: Ozone Emissions and Test Methodology,” University of Missouri, $325,000, Proposal No. 2701-266.  Proposed Resolution with Attachment
More Information   Staff Presentation
10-2-10 Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the Coachella Valley PM10 Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan
Staff will present to the Board for approval the Coachella Valley PM10 Redesignation Request and Maintenance Plan.  The Coachella Valley has attained the 24-hour PM10 National Ambient Air Quality Standard by the required 2006 attainment date.
More Information     Proposed Resolution
DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Note:  The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting. 
Agenda Item #
Agenda Topic
10-2-7
Report to the Board on the Office of the Ombudsman
Staff will present an overview of the Office of the Ombudsman to the Board.

More Information     Staff Presentation
10-2-8 Report to the Board on Federal Climate Activities
Staff will present an overview and update on current initiatives by federal agencies and proposals in Congress to develop and implement programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Staff Presentation
10-2-2 Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Proposed Regulation for Reducing Sulfur Hexafluoride Emissions from Gas Insulated Switchgear
Staff will present to the Board a proposed regulation for the reduction of sulfur hexafluoride emissions from gas insulated switchgear.
More Information     Staff Presentation
10-2-3 Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to New Passenger Motor Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Model Years 2012-2016 to Permit Compliance Based on Federal Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards
Staff will present amendments to California’s regulations to control greenhouse gas emissions from new light-duty vehicles, to allow manufacturers to demonstrate compliance in the 2012 though 2016 model years based on compliance with the national greenhouse gas regulations.
More Information     Staff Presentation
10-2-4 Public Meeting to Provide an Overview of the Role of Offsets in the Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Program
Staff will present to the Board an overview of the role of offsets in the greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program as described in the preliminary draft regulation for a California greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program, which was released on November 24, 2009.
More Information     Staff Presentation
10-2-9 Notice of Public Meeting to Consider a Process for Adoption of Greenhouse Gas Accounting Protocols for Compliance Purposes, Including Withdrawal of Board Adoption of Voluntary Protocols
The Board will consider a resolution describing a process for consideration of greenhouse gas emission reduction protocols for compliance purposes to support the development of a cap-and- trade regulation.  The process includes environmental review for protocols to be used for compliance purposes and withdrawal of Board adoption of voluntary protocols.
More Information     Staff Presentation
10-2-5 Report to the Board on Additional Staff Recommendations to Provide Further Locomotive and Railyard Emissions and Risk Reductions
In response to the Board’s direction at the September 25, 2009 Board meeting, staff will present an update in efforts to provide further reductions in emissions and from high risk railyards.
More Information     Staff Presentation
10-2-6Public Meeting to Present the 2009 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award
The 2009 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Award recipients will be announced and highlighted.  The Air Resources Board annually presents the award to esteemed persons in the air quality community – scientists, legislators, professors, activists, business leaders, and others who have made significant contributions toward improving air quality and public health.
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, on appeal from U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal.   Fresno), Case No. 08 17378.

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, Case Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).

Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal Fresno), 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.

POET, LLC, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 09CECG04850.

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno), Case No. 1:09−cv−02234−LJO−DLB.

National Petroleum & Refiners Association, et al. v. Goldstene, et al., U.S.