LOCATION:

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

PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

February 24, 2011

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February 24, 2011
9:00 a.m.

DISCUSSION ITEM:

Note:  The following agenda item will be the first item discussed at the Board meeting. 


Agenda Item #

Agenda Topic

11-1-2 Joint Meeting of the Air Resources Board and its Research Screening Committee to Discuss the Air Resources Board's Research Planning Process

Staff will brief the Board on the implementation of the Air Resources Board's 2003-2010 Strategic Plan for Research.  The Board will discuss with the Research Screening Committee members potential research priorities over the next 5 -10 years, and also discuss opportunities to influence research programs at academic institutions and other government agencies.
                                      Staff Presentation

CONSENT CALENDAR:

This consent calendar will be voted on by the Board immediately after the first item is completed.  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
11-1-1 Public Meeting to Consider Seventeen Research Proposals 

1.  Synthesis of Policy Relevant Findings from the CalNex 2010 Field Study," National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Proposal No. 2716-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

2.  "Air Movement as an Energy Efficient Means Toward Occupant Comfort," University of California, Berkeley,  Proposal No. 2705-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

3.  “Using Feedback from Commercial Buildings to Support Energy Conserving Behavior at Work and Beyond,” University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2713-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

4.  “Understanding Primary Organic Aerosol Volatility at Atmospherically Realistic Concentrations for SIP Analysis,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2708-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

5.  “Persistent Immune Effects of Wildfire Particulate Matter Exposure During Childhood Development,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2715-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

6.  “Location Specific Systemic Health Effects of Ambient Particulate Matter,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2706-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

7.  “Extended Analysis of the CARES Aerosol Chemistry Data to Characterize Sources and Processes of Organic Aerosol in the Sacramento Valley of California,” University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2712-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

8.  “Behavioral Responses to Real-Time Individual Energy Usage Information: A Large Scale Experiment,” University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2714-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

9.  “Probing the Intrinsic Ability of Particles to Generate Reactive Oxygen Species and the Effect of Physiologically Relevant Solutes,” University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2711-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

10.  “Construction of a DOAS Instrument for Installation at the Air Resources Board for the Low Level Measurement of SO2 to Investigate the Relation Between SO2 and Sulfate,” University of California, Riverside, Proposal No. 2710-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

11.  “Development of a Portable In-Use Reference Particulate Matter Measurement System,” University of California, Riverside, Proposal No. 2709-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

12.  “Calibrating, Validating, and Implementing Process Models for California Agriculture Greenhouse Gas Emissions,” University of New Hampshire, Proposal No. 2707-269.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

13.  “Risk of Pediatric Asthma Morbidity from Multipollutant Exposures,” University of California, Irvine, Proposal No. 2717-270.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

14.   “Residential Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Compact Land Use Types,” University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2719-270.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

15.  “The Cool California Carbon Challenge: a Pilot Intra- and Inter-Community Carbon Footprint Reduction Competition,” University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2718-270.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

16.  “Evaluation of Pollutant Emissions from Portable Air Cleaners,” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Proposal No. 2721-270.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

17.  “Developing Databases to Estimate California-Specific Climate Forcing Benefits of Cool Roofs,” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Proposal No. 2720-270.

Proposed Resolution with Attachment
  


DISCUSSION ITEMS
:

Note:  The following agenda items may be heard in a different order at the Board meeting. 

Agenda Item #
Agenda Topic
11-1-3
Public Meeting to Hear a Report on the Air Resources Board's Program Priorities for 2011

Executive Officer James Goldstene will present to the Board a preview of anticipated Board activities in 2011.

Staff Presentation     




11-1-4 Public Meeting to Hear a Report on the Office of the Ombudsman

Staff will update the Board on the implementation of the business plan for the Office of the Ombudsman and enhanced communication and stakeholder engagement, with emphasis on California small businesses.

Staff Presentation    



11-1-5 Public Meeting to Provide an Update on Discussions with the Southern California Association of Governments Concerning its 2035 Regional Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Target

As directed by the Board, staff will provide an update on discussions with the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) regarding SCAG's regional greenhouse gas reduction target for 2035.  

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. Sacramento), Case No. 2:09-CV-01151-MCE-EFB.

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.


Association of Irritated Residents, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (San Francisco County), Case No. CPF-09-509562.

Association of Irritated Residents, et al. v. U.S. E.P.A., 2011 WL 310357 (C.A.9), (Feb. 2, 2011).

California Dump Truck Owners Association v. California Air Resources Board, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. Sacramento) Case No. 2:11-CV-00384-MCE-GGH.


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 per