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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

March 22, 2012

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TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING SUBMIT TO:

Air Resources Board
Attn: Clerk of the Board
1001 I Street, 23rd Floor
Sacramento, California 95814



March 22, 2012
9:00 a.m.



CONSENT CALENDAR:

The following item on the consent calendar will be voted on by the Board immediately after the start of the public meeting.  Any item will be removed from the consent calendar either upon a Board member's request or if someone in the audience wishes to speak on it.

Consent Item #

Agenda Topic
12-2-1
Public Meeting to Consider Eight Research Proposals

1.  "Investigate the Durability of Diesel Engine Emissions Controls," University of Denver, Proposal No. 2734-273.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

2.  "Benefits of High Efficiency Filtration to Children with Asthma," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2735-273.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

3.  "Quantification of the Emission Reduction Benefits of Mitigation Strategies for Dairy Silage," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2736-273.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

4.  "Emissions of Potent Greenhouse Gases from Appliance and Building Waste in Landfills," California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Proposal No. 2737-273.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

5.  "Quantifying the Comprehensive Greenhouse Gas Co-Benefits of Green Buildings," University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2738-273.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

6.  "Modeling Household Vehicle and Transportation Choice and Usage," University of California, Davis, Proposal No. 2739-273.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

7.  "Effects of Complete Streets on Travel Behavior and Exposure to Vehicular Emissions," University of California, Los Angeles, Proposal No. 2741-273.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment

8.  "Analyzing the Economic Benefits and Costs of Smart Growth Strategies," University of California, Berkeley, Proposal No. 2742-273.
Proposed Resolution with Attachment


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

Agenda Item #
Agenda Topic
12-2-2
Public Meeting to Hear a Report on the Air Resources Board's Program Priorities for 2012  
The Executive Officer will present to the Board a preview of anticipated Board activities in 2012.

Staff Presentation            



12-2-4 Public Meeting for an Informational Update on Southern California Association of Governments' Draft Sustainable Communities Strategy
Staff will present an update to the Board on the Southern California Association of Governments' (SCAG) draft Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS).  In April 2012, the SCAG Board is scheduled to consider adoption of the draft SCS as part of its regional transportation plan.  Under SB 375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, the Air Resources Board (ARB) established regional passenger vehicle greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the State's metropolitan planning organizations (MPO).  ARB is required to review each MPO's SCS to accept or reject the MPO's determination that their SCS, if implemented, will meet the greenhouse gas targets.  Staff will report on the results of its evaluation of the greenhouse gas quantification in the draft SCS.

More Information           Staff Presentation
12-2-5 Public Meeting for an Informational Update on Sacramento Area Council of Governments' Draft Metropolitan Sustainable Communities Strategy
Staff will present an update to the Board on the Sacramento Area Council of Governments' (SACOG) draft Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS).  In April 2012, the SACOG Board is scheduled to consider adoption of the draft SCS as part of the regional transportation plan.  Under SB 375, the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008, ARB established regional passenger vehicle greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for the State's metropolitan planning organizations (MPO).  ARB is required to review each MPO's SCS to accept or reject the MPO's determination that their SCS, if implemented, will meet the greenhouse gas targets.  Staff will report on the results of its evaluation of the greenhouse gas quantification in the draft SCS.
More Information           Staff Presentation
12-2-6 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 collaboration, with emphasis on California small businesses.
Staff Presentation
12-2-7 Public Hearing to Consider Approval of Responses to Public Comments on the Environmental Analysis for the Advanced Clean Cars Regulations and to Take Final Action on These Regulations
Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act, the Board will consider for approval staff's written responses to public comments raising significant environmental issues that were received during the previous public comment periods.  This will occur as part of the Board's action to consider adopting Final Regulation Orders for the Low-Emission Vehicle Criteria Pollutant and Greenhouse Gas regulations, the Zero-Emission Vehicle regulation, and the Clean Fuels Outlet regulation.  These Advanced Clean Car regulations were first presented to the Board at a January 26 and 27, 2012, public hearing at which the Board directed several modifications to the proposed regulations that are now complete.
More Information LEV III      More Information ZEV       More Information CFO      Staff Presentation
Response to Public Comments
  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 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.


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.


Engine Manufacturers Association v. California Air Resources Board, Sacramento Superior Court,
Case No. 34-2010-00082774.


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 that 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.

TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS ON AN AGENDA ITEM IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING SUBMIT TO:

Air Resources Board
Attn: Clerk of the Board
1001 I Street, 23rd Floor
Sacramento, California 95814

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1001 I Street, 23rd Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 322-5594
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