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Sacramento, California 95814
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PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA

May 24, 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



May 24, 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, unless 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
12-3-1
Public Meeting to Consider Approval of the Proposed State Implementation Plan Revision for the Federal Lead Standard

Staff will present to the Board for approval a proposed State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision that provides for attaining the federal lead standard in the Los Angeles County nonattainment area.  The SIP was adopted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District on May 4, 2012.  Lead concentrations have been below the level of the federal standard since December 2011.

Proposed Resolution with Attachment            More Information         

DISCUSSION ITEMS
:

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

Agenda Item #
Agenda Topic
12-3-2
Public Meeting to Hear an Informational Item on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants  
Staff will present an overview of the contribution of short-lived climate pollutants to global greenhouse gases and California actions to reduce these pollutants.  A panel of climate change experts will update the Board on the latest scientific research findings on the potential impacts of reducing short-lived climate pollutants.

Staff Presentation         Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson     Dr. V. Ramanathan
Dr. Marc Fischer        Dr. Erika Sasser           Mr. Durwood Zaelke     Dr. Alan Lloyd




12-3-3 Public Meeting to Present the 2011 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards
Recipients of the 2011 Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards will be announced.  The Board annually presents the Haagen-Smit Clean Air Awards to individuals in the air quality community who have made significant contributions toward improving air quality and public health.

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 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.


Citizens Climate Lobby and Our Children's Earth Foundation v. California Air Resources Board,
San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-12-519554


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