LOCATION OF THE MEETING:
Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814


PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

WEBCAST


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September 23, 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 if someone in the audience wishes to speak on that item.  The following item is on the consent calendar:

Consent Item #

Agenda Topic

None.

DISCUSSION ITEMS:

Note:  The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting. 
Agenda Item #
Agenda Subject/Topic
10-8-1
Public Meeting to Hear a Staff Presentation on the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Burning Rule
At the May 27, 2010 Board meeting, ARB concurred with the exemptions in the San Joaquin Valley’s agricultural burn rule.  At that meeting ARB staff indicated that an informational presentation would be made at the September Board to report back on the planned legislative hearing on this topic. 

More Information  
10-8-2 Public Meeting to Consider Adoption of Proposed Regional Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets for Automobiles and Light Trucks Pursuant to Senate Bill 375
Senate Bill 375 (Steinberg, Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008) directs ARB to set emission reduction targets for use by California’s Metropolitan Planning Organizations in Regional Transportation Plan development.  Staff will present to the Board recommendations for regional passenger vehicle greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2020 and 2035.
More Information   Staff Presentation
10-7-1 Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of a Proposed Regulation for a California Renewable Electricity Standard
Staff will present to the Board a proposed regulation to implement the California Renewable Electricity Standard.  The Standard will require the State’s electric utilities to serve 33% of their customer electricity demands with renewable energy resources by 2020.  This item was originally set for consideration at the July 2010 Board meeting.
More Information     Staff Presentation 
10-8-3 Public Meeting To Update the Board on the Implementation of the AB 32 Scoping Plan
(Due to the lack of time, this item was not heard.)
Staff will update the Board on implementation of the Scoping Plan measures and other climate change program activities.
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:

Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal Fresno), Case No. 2:09-CV-01151-MCE-EFB.

American Trucking Associations, 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 Petrochemical & 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 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.

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