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


PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

October 21, 2010

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(This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.)

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October 21, 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
10-9-1
Public Meeting to Hear a Staff Presentation on the Draft Planned Air Pollution Research, Fiscal Year 2010-2011
Staff will present the portfolio of proposed research projects for FY 2010-2011.  Research has been selected to support the Board’s decision-making, support effective implementation of our regulatory programs, and address knowledge gaps critical to the Board’s mission.

More Information    Staff Presentation
10-9-4 Public Meeting to Hear the 2010 Legislative Update
ARB Legislative Director and staff will present a review of legislation from the recently concluded 2009-2010 legislative session.
Staff Presentation
10-8-3 Public Meeting To Update the Board on the Implementation of the AB 32 Scoping Plan
Staff will update the Board on implementation of the Scoping Plan measures and other climate change program activities.
More Information      Staff Presentation
10-9-5 Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Update on Recent Federal and ARB Activities to Support Development of More Stringent Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards for Model Year 2017-2025 Passenger Vehicles
Staff will report on the recent publication of a Technical Assessment Report, jointly prepared by ARB, U.S. EPA, and U.S. DOT, on greenhouse gas emission reduction standards for model year 2017-2025 passenger vehicles and the related federal Notice of Intent to conduct a rulemaking.
Staff Presentation 
10-9-2 Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Stationary Compression Ignition Engines
Staff will propose amendments to the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Stationary Compression Ignition Engines (ATCM) to more closely align the requirements in the ATCM with those in the federal Standards of Performance for Stationary Compression-Ignition Internal Combustion Engines that was promulgated on July 11, 2006, help clarify provisions in the ATCM, address new information, and remove provisions no longer needed.
More Information    Staff Presentation
10-9-3
Public Hearing to Consider Minor Amendments to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program in Response to the Inclusion of Diesel Vehicles in Smog Check (Assembly Bill 1488, Mendoza 2007)
Staff will present to the Board minor amendments to the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) to mitigate the duplicative testing requirements resulting from the implementation of the statutory requirements of AB 1488 and the existing testing requirements of PSIP.  This action will eliminate duplicative emissions tests thereby lowering administrative costs to affected California fleets with diesel vehicles.
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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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


SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION REQUEST

Special accommodation or language needs can be provided for any of the following:
•    An interpreter to be available at the hearing;
•    Documents made available in an alternate format (i.e., Braille, large print, etc.) or another language;
•    A disability-related reasonable accommodation.

To request these special accommodations or language needs, please contact the Clerk of the Board at (916) 322-5594 or by facsimile at (916) 322-3928 as soon as possible, but no later than 10 business days before the scheduled Board heari