LOCATION:


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

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

March 25, 2010

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March 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
10-3-1 Public Meeting to Consider a Research Proposal
“Identifying Determinants of Very Low Energy Consumption Rates Observed in Some California Households,” University of California, Davis, $94,911, Proposal No. 2694-267.  Proposed Resolution

10-3-2 Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Area Designations for State Ambient Air Quality Standards
Staff will present to the Board a routine annual update to the State area designations.  Based on a review of air quality data for 2006-2008, staff is proposing several changes to the State area designations for ozone, nitrogen dioxide, lead, and PM 2.5, as well as minor changes to designation criteria language.
More Information     Proposed Resolution with Attachment
10-3-8 Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the South Coast Air Basin PM10 Redesignation Request, Maintenance Plan, and Transportation Conformity Budgets 
Staff will present to the Board for approval the South Coast Air Basin PM10 redesignation request, maintenance plan, and transportation conformity budgets.  The South Coast 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
10-3-3
Public Meeting to Update the Board on Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program Guidelines
Staff will present to the Board proposed updates to the Program Guidelines that lay out the eligible equipment and project funding levels for the next installment of $500 million to reduce diesel emissions and health impacts from freight movement along California’s four priority trade corridors.


More Information     Staff Presentation
10-3-4 Public Meeting to Consider Near-Term Revisions to the Lower-Emission School Bus Program Guidelines and the Carl Moyer Incentive Program Guidelines
Staff will propose to the Board near-term revisions to the lower-emission school bus program and Carl Moyer Program guidelines to address recent legislative directives as well as stakeholder feedback received during implementation of the programs.  Staff will also discuss revisions to the tiered transaction concept in the on-road portion of the Carl Moyer Program and request that the Board direct staff to pursue the development of this concept under the public process for approval by the Executive Officer. 
More Information     Staff Presentation
10-3-6 Update the Board on Assembly BIll 32 Economic Analyses
Staff will present to the Board the updated economic analysis of the impacts of Assembly Bill 32.
More Information     Staff Presentation   Staff Guest P. Bernstein    Staff Guest Professor Goulder
10-3-7 Presentation of the Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee Report on Allocating Emissions Allowances under California’s Cap-and-Trade Program
Staff and an Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee (EAAC) member will present to the Board the EAAC recommendations.
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. District Court (E.D. Cal. Fresno) Case No. 1:10-cv-00163-AWI-GSA.



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 a