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GOVERNING BOARD AGENDA
MEETING, July 8, 2011


A meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at 9:00 a.m., in the Auditorium at AQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California. Most agenda items and attachments are described in a “Board Letter” which may be accessed by clicking the appropriate link below. Unless otherwise noted, all agenda items are in .pdf format.

The agenda and documents in the agenda packet will be made available upon request in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability. Disability-related accommodations will also be made available to allow participation in the Board meeting. Any accommodations must be requested as soon as practicable. Requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible. Please telephone the Clerk of the Boards Office at (909) 396-2500 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

All documents (i) constituting non-exempt public records, (ii) relating to an item on the agenda, and (iii) having been distributed to at least a majority of the Governing Board after the agenda is posted, are available prior to the meeting for public review at the South Coast Air Quality Management District Clerk of the Board’s Office, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

CALL TO ORDER

Pledge of Allegiance

Opening Comments:

  • William A. Burke, Ed.D., Chair
  • Other Board Members
  • Barry R. Wallerstein, D. Env., Executive Officer

Presentation of Awards Honoring Winners of AQMD’s Chinese Outreach “A World We Can Change” Ad Contest for High School Students, Burke


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CONSENT CALENDAR (Items 1 through 28)

Note: Consent Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 29.

  1. Approve Minutes of June 3, 2011 Board Meeting (PDF, 216kb)
    McDaniel (909)396-2500
    Mail graphic (smcdaniel@aqmd.gov)

  2. Set Public Hearing September 9, 2011 to Consider Amendments and/or Adoption to AQMD Rules and Regulations (PDF, 20kb)
    Wallerstein (909) 396-3131
    Mail graphic (bwallerstein@aqmd.gov)

    Amend Rule 1470 - Requirements for Stationary Diesel-Fueled Internal Combustion and Other Compression Ignition Engines (PDF, k)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    The proposal would amend Rule 1470 in response to the 2007 and 2011 amendments to the state Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for Stationary Compression Ignition Engines. The key amendments primarily impact new stationary emergency standby diesel engines NOx and PM requirements. The NOx emission limits would be removed due to technical feasibility, and PM requirements would be retained for sensitive receptors. Others would have to comply with Rule 1401 risk assessment and specified emission rates. Other amendments are also proposed to directly reference the ATCM or to coincide with the ATCM amendments. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, June 17, 2011)

Budget/Fiscal Impact

  1. Designate Funds and Issue Program Announcement and Application for Natural Gas Hearth Product Incentive Program (PDF, 633kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    Since 2008, staff has implemented the Healthy Hearths™ Initiative to reduce emissions from fireplaces and other wood-burning devices. This effort has included an incentive program where funds were provided to encourage the public to switch from wood-burning to cleaner, gaseous-fueled devices. To date, the incentive program resulted in the conversion of 7,500 wood-burning fireplaces, but program funding was depleted in December 2010. Additional emission reductions are sought through establishment of a new natural gas hearth product incentive program. This action is to designate funds and issue a Program Announcement and Application with the intent to hire one or more contractors to implement the Natural Gas Hearth Product Incentive Program. An amount not to exceed $500,000 from interest earned from AQMD Rule 1309.1 (Priority Reserve) funding would be used for this project. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 10, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  2. Approve Membership of AQMP Advisory Group (PDF, 124kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    This action is to approve the proposed membership roster for the AQMP Advisory Group and delegate authority to the Board Chair or his designee to make additional appointments or assign a replacement/alternate from the same organization as needed. The Advisory Group will assist staff in making recommendations concerning the development of the 2012 AQMP. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, June 17, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members concurred that this item be approved by the Board.)

  3. Approve School Bus Retrofit Awards, Amend Contracts and Issue Program Announcement for School Bus Replacements (PDF, 570kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    The state allocated $71.1 million in Proposition 1B funds to AQMD for school bus replacements and retrofits. At its earlier meetings, the Board committed $67.5 million of these funds. These actions are to approve awards to retrofit 60 school buses with PM traps for up to $1.2 million from the Proposition 1B-Lower Emission School Bus Program Fund, amend two contracts under the Lower-Emission School Bus Program and issue a Program Announcement to provide funding assistance for replacement of pre-1987 school buses with new CNG buses using the balance of the Proposition 1B funds and the accrued interest. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 17, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  4. Adopt Resolutions, Recognize Funds, and Execute Contracts under CARB AB 118 Air Quality Improvement Program (PDF, 51kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    On May 19 and June 1, 2011, the AQMD received two awards of $439,000 and $100,000 from CARB for AB 118 Air Quality Improvement Program projects. This action is to adopt resolutions with CARB to recognize these funds and execute contracts for three projects. The first contract is with Hug Filtersystems to demonstrate a combined diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction technology on a marine vessel at a cost not to exceed $396,580. The second and third contracts are with the University of California, Riverside and Stanley Black and Decker, Inc. to design, develop and demonstrate advanced cordless zero-emission commercial lawn and garden equipment at a total cost not to exceed $120,000. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 17, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members concurred that this item be approved by the Board.)

  5. Recognize Revenue and Appropriate Funds for PM2.5, NATTS and Enhanced Particulate Monitoring Programs, Recognize Revenue and Reallocate Unspent Funds for PAMS and U.S. EPA Community-Scale Air Toxics Monitoring Programs, and Issue Purchase Orders and RFQ (PDF, 581kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    U.S. EPA has allocated Section 103 funds in the amount of $744,745 for the PM2.5 Program and $158,972 for the NATTS Program. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has allocated $2,467,395 for the Enhanced Particulate Monitoring Program. Also, unspent FY 2010-11 funds from other U.S. EPA programs need to be carried over to the FY 2011-12 Budget. As such, this action is to: (1) recognize revenue and appropriate funds for the PM2.5, NATTS and U.S. DHS Programs; (2) recognize revenue and reallocate unspent 19th year PAMS funds and U.S. EPA Community-Scale Air Toxics Monitoring Program funds to the FY 2011-12 Budget; and (3) issue purchase orders, issue RFQ, and amend contracts for budgeted items. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 10, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  6. Allocate Clean Fuels Funds for Natural Gas Taxicab Buy-Down Incentive Program (PDF, 32kb)
    Hogo (909) 396-3184
    Mail graphic (hhogo@aqmd.gov)
    In May 2011, the CEC allocated funding assistance for natural gas vehicles operating in the South Coast Air Basin under the AB 118 Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. The CEC program includes a funding allocation for a $3,000 per vehicle rebate for light- and medium-duty natural gas vehicles, including vehicles used in taxicab services. Staff proposes matching the $3,000 rebate for the purchase and use of natural gas taxicabs operating in the District due to the high mileage. This action is to allocate $357,000 from the Clean Fuels Fund for a natural gas taxicab buy-down incentive program. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 17, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members concurred that this item be approved by the Board.)

  7. Execute Contracts to Identify Cellulosic Biofuel Feedstocks and to Conduct Biodiesel and Ethanol Health Effects Studies (PDF, 33kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    As the demand for biofuels increases, more sustainable feedstock sources are needed to meet future demands. It is also necessary to understand associated health impacts in addition to emission characteristics to further promote biofuel use. This action is to execute contracts with UC Riverside CE-CERT to identify cellulosic biofuel feedstocks best suited for production and to conduct health effect studies on biodiesel and ethanol fuels in an amount not to exceed $617,500 from the Clean Fuels Fund (31). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 17, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members concurred that this item be approved by the Board.)

  8. Execute Contracts to Conduct Clean Vehicle Outreach and Expand Clean Air Choices Program (PDF, 42kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    At the Board’s request, staff presented a preliminary plan to conduct clean and high efficiency vehicle outreach at the April 1, 2011 Board meeting. With the Board’s direction and input, staff has vetted the outreach plan internally and with external consultants. Staff proposes to utilize the existing Clean Air Choices Program to initiate this clean vehicle outreach with the intent of expanding the program to showcase all of the clean technologies supported and promoted by the AQMD. This action is to execute contracts with Three Squares Inc. and CALSTART to assist in the development, initiation and implementation of a clean vehicle outreach project under the Clean Air Choices Program at a cost not to exceed $100,000 each, and transfer $50,000 to fund supporting activities in other departments from the Clean Fuels Fund (31). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 17, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members concurred that this item be approved by the Board.)

  9. Execute Contracts under Carl Moyer Program and SOON Provision (PDF, 54kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    On May 6 and June 7, 2011, proposals were received in response to the Program Announcements that were issued for the SOON and the “Year 13” Carl Moyer Program, respectively. This action is to execute contracts under the SOON and the Carl Moyer Programs in an amount not to exceed $11,535,499. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 17, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Member present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board.)

  10. Issue RFP for Technical Assistance for Advanced, Low- and Zero-Emissions Mobile and Stationary Source Technologies and Implementation of Incentive Programs (PDF, 552kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    This action is to issue an RFP to solicit statements of qualifications from individuals and organizations capable of providing technical expertise in a variety of specialized areas to support AQMD’s technology advancement activities and implementation efforts. It is anticipated that multiple awards for level-of-effort contracts will be made from these solicitations. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 17, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members concurred that this item be approved by the Board.)

  11. Establish Voucher Incentive Program Fund, Transfer Existing Funds to New Fund Designated for Voucher Incentive Program, and Adopt Resolution Accepting Terms and Conditions for 2011 Multidistrict Award under “Year 13” On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicle Voucher Incentive Program (PDF, 45kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    The AQMD has been implementing the On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicle Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) with the Carl Moyer Multidistrict funds for the last two years. These actions are to establish a new fund and transfer all existing funds and accrued interest designated for the VIP to this new fund and to authorize the Executive Officer to approve new dealers, dismantlers and retrofit installers in the program. This action is also to adopt a resolution recognizing up to $2.8 million in FY 2010-11 Multidistrict funds from CARB to continue implementation of the VIP and accept terms and conditions for the Multidistrict award. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 17, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members concurred that this item be approved by the Board.)

  12. Transfer Funds from Clean Fuels Program Fund, Carl Moyer Program AB 923 Fund, and Proposition 1B Program Fund for Administrative Support and Related Activities (PDF, 27kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    The demonstration and incentive programs execute several hundred contracts totaling over $80 million every year. Such large programs have ongoing administrative, outreach, education and other directly-related activities which require resources and support. Each fiscal year, staff requests fund transfers to support these activities. This action is to transfer $600,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund, $300,000 from the Carl Moyer Program AB 923 Fund, and $300,000 from the Proposition 1B Program Fund to the FY 2011-12 Budget of Science & Technology Advancement, Services and Supplies Major Object, Professional and Special Services Account to support directly-related activities for each program. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, June 17, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members concurred that this item be approved by the Board.)

  13. Recognize and Appropriate Funds for Understanding Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements (PDF, 20kb)
    Marlia (909) 396-3148
    Mail graphic (cmarlia@aqmd.gov)
    U.S. EPA has awarded $200,000 to the AQMD for outreach and assistance to the regulated community in dealing with GHG reporting requirements and mitigation opportunities. Facilities, already required to report their criteria and toxic emissions to local air districts, are also required to comply with additional state and federal GHG reporting regulations. To help the regulated community understand and comply with both state and federal GHG reporting requirements, AQMD proposed a two-fold program: (1) provide outreach to facilities to facilitate understanding of reporting requirements by the state and federal regulations; and (2) develop tools for collecting GHG emissions data and reporting them to local, state and federal agencies. AQMD will provide in-kind cost-sharing in the form of administrative and project management, analysis of regulations for similarities and differences, plus other workshop material costs. This action is to recognize and appropriate $200,000 from U.S. EPA. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 10, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  14. Authorize Purchase of PeopleSoft and Oracle Software Support (PDF, 23kb)
    Marlia (909) 396-3148
    Mail graphic (cmarlia@aqmd.gov)
    The AQMD uses the PeopleSoft Integrated Financial/Human Resources System. The software package provides purchasing, accounting, asset management, financial management, project reporting, payroll, and human resource functionality for the AQMD. The PeopleSoft system uses Oracle database software. The maintenance support for this system expires August 2011. This action is to obtain approval for the purchase of PeopleSoft and Oracle software maintenance support for another year. Funds for this expense are included in the FY 2011-12 Budget. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 10, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  15. Authorize Purchase of Onbase Software Support (PDF, 18kb)
    Marlia (909) 396-3148
    Mail graphic (cmarlia@aqmd.gov)
    AQMD uses the Onbase software (formerly LibertyNet) for its electronic document management system to manage critical documents and to support the Record Retention Policy. Software subscription and support for Onbase expires on July 31, 2011. This action is to obtain approval for sole source purchase of Onbase software subscription and support for one year. Funds for this purchase ($96,000) are included in the FY 2011-12 Budget. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 10, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  16. Submit Claims for Mandated Brown Act Cost Reimbursement to State of California Controller's Office PDF, 18kb)
    O’Kelly (909) 396-2828
     Mail graphic (mokelly@aqmd.gov)
    The Open Meetings/Brown Act Reform Program provides reimbursement to local agencies for compliance with the Brown Act. This action is to submit the FY 2009-10 claims under the State-Mandated Open-Meetings/Brown Act Reform Program using the flat rate methodology and to authorize the Executive Officer to continue to file these claims on an annual basis. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 10, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  17. Approve 18-Month Terms of Employment for Non-Represented Employees (PDF, 76 kb)
    Johnson (909) 396-3018
    Mail graphic (bjohnson@aqmd.gov)
    AQMD management and confidential employees and Designated Deputies are subject to the terms and conditions of employment contained in the Salary Resolution and Administrative Code. These employees do not negotiate their terms and conditions of employment with the Executive Officer similar to employees represented by labor bargaining groups, and as such are generally provided similar salary and benefit changes as are negotiated through Memorandums of Understanding. Consistent with Board direction, these modifications to the Salary Resolution and Administrative Code provide no general salary increase, but do contain specific cost provisions including seeking legislative action for a second-tier retirement formula for newly hired employees; a “buy-down” of projected premium increases for health benefits, effective September 1, 2011, to maintain current levels of health benefits; and a revision to the vacation leave sell back provisions. This action requires an appropriation of $162,000 to the FY 2011-12 Budget.

  18. Establish Lists of Prequalified Counsel to Represent and Advise AQMD on Legal Matters Related to Environmental Law and Represent and Advise AQMD Hearing Board (PDF, 45kb)
    Wiese (909) 396-3460
    Mail graphic (kwiese@aqmd.gov)
    On April 1, 2011, the Board approved issuance of an RFP to prequalify outside counsel having expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act, AQMD rulemaking and planning procedures, administrative law and related issues for both the AQMD and the AQMD Hearing Board. The RFP was issued jointly to limit costs. The evaluation of responding firms has been completed. This action is to establish two lists of prequalified counsel; one to represent the AQMD and one to represent the AQMD Hearing Board in environmental law areas. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 10, 2011; Recommended for Approval)



    Items 21 through 28 -- Information Only/Receive and File


  19. Legislative & Public Affairs Report (PDF, 47kb)
    Abarca (909) 396-3242
    Mail graphic (oabarca@aqmd.gov)
    This report highlights the May 2011 outreach activities of Legislative & Public Affairs, which include Environmental Justice Update, Community Events/Public Meetings, Business Assistance, and Outreach to Business and Federal, State and Local Government. (No Committee Review)

  20. Hearing Board Report (PDF, 163kb)
    Camarena (909) 396-2500
    Mail graphic (ecamarena@aqmd.gov)
    This reports the action taken by the Hearing Board during the period of May 1 through May 31, 2011. (No Committee Review)

  21. Hearing Board Procedure for Selection of Alternate to Serve in Concurrent Absence of Hearing Board Public Member and Public Member Alternate (PDF, 19kb)
    McDaniel (909) 396-2500
    Mail graphic (smcdaniel@aqmd.gov)
    This is to report to the Governing Board that the Chairman of the Hearing Board, in the exercise of his statutory authority, has established a procedure for assigning alternate members in light of a short-term vacancy in the ranks of the alternate members. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 10, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  22. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report (PDF, 95kb)
    Wiese (909) 396-3460
    Mail graphic (kwiese@aqmd.gov)
    This reports the monthly penalties from April 1 through May 31, 2011, and legal actions filed by the District Prosecutor during May 1 through May 31, 2011. An Index of District Rules is attached with the penalty reports. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, June 17, 2011)

  23. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received by AQMD (PDF, 498kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    This report provides, for the Board's consideration, a listing of CEQA documents received by the AQMD between May 1, 2011 and May 31, 2011, and those projects for which the AQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, June 17, 2011)

  24. Rule and Control Measure Forecast (PDF, 138kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic
    (echang@aqmd.gov)
    This report highlights AQMD rulemaking activity and public workshops potentially scheduled for the year 2011 and portions of 2012. (No Committee Review)

  25. Report on Major Projects for Information Management Scheduled to Start During First Six Months of FY 2011-12 (PDF, 35kb)
    Marlia (909) 396-3148
    Mail graphic (cmarlia@aqmd.gov)
    Information Management is responsible for data systems management services in support of all AQMD operations. This action is to report on major automation contracts and projects to be initiated by Information Management during the first six months of FY 2011-12. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, June 10, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  26. Zero and Near-Zero Emission Technologies and Energy: Quarterly Report of Activities Related to Powering Future Vision (PDF, 71kb)
    Greenwald (909) 396-2111
    Mail graphic (pgreenwald@aqmd.gov)
    This report describes recent AQMD actions to seek implementation of zero and near-zero emission technologies and energy sources, as needed to attain federal air quality standards. (No Committee Review)

  27. Items Deferred from Consent Calendar


    BOARD CALENDAR

  28. Administrative Committee (PDF, 249kb)
    Wallerstein (909) 396-3131
    Mail graphic (bwallerstein@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Burke
    (Receive & File)

  29. Legislative Committee (PDF, 988kb)
    Abarca (909) 396-3242
    Mail graphic (oabarca@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Carney
    Receive and file; and adopt the following action as recommended:
    Agenda Item Recommended Action
    S. 972 (Carper) Clean Construction Act of 2011
    Support With Amendments
    AB 864 (Huffman) Electricity: Self-Generation Incentive Program Support
    AB 1302 (Williams) Distributed Generation Support
    AB 1095 (Berryhill) Air Pollution: Hearing Board: State Air Resources Board Support If Amended
    SB 467 (Pavley) Department of General Services: Contracts for Energy Efficiency Products or Service Support
    SB 724 (Dutton) State Air Resources Board: Mobile Source Certification Watch

  30. Mobile Source Committee (PDF, 58kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Loveridge
    (Receive & File)

  31. Stationary Source Committee (PDF, 64kb)
    Nazemi (909) 396-2662
    Mail graphic (mnazemi1@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Yates 
    (Receive & File)

  32. Technology Committee (PDF, 37kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Gonzales
    (Receive & File)


  33. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report (PDF, 35kb)
    McDaniel (909) 396-2500
    Mail graphic (smcdaniel@aqmd.gov)
    Board Rep: Loveridge
    (Receive & File)


    Staff Presentation/Board Discussion

  34. Approve AQMD's Energy Policy
    Staff is recommending that this item be continued to the September 9, 2011 Board Meeting.
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    At Board direction, staff has developed an energy policy to integrate air quality, energy security, and climate change issues in a holistic manner. Staff has developed the policy for the Board's approval. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, June 17, 2011)

    PUBLIC HEARINGS

  35. Amend Rule 1133.1 - Chipping and Grinding Activities, and Adopt Proposed Rule 1133.3 - Emission Reductions from Greenwaste Composting Operations (PDF, 3.2mb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    Proposed Rule 1133.3 will implement the 2007 AQMP Control Measure MCS-04 by establishing best management practices to reduce VOC and ammonia emissions from greenwaste composting operations. This action is to adopt the resolution: 1) Certifying the CEQA Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 1133.1 and Proposed Rule 1133.3; 2) Amending Rule 1133.1 and Adopting Rule 1133.3. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, April 15 and June 17, 2011)

  36. Amend Rule 1147 – NOx Reductions from Miscellaneous Sources
    Staff is recommending that the public hearing on this item be continued to the September 9, 2011 Board Meeting.
    Tisopulos (909) 396-3123
    Mail graphic (ltisopulos@aqmd.gov)
    To respond to compliance challenges currently being experienced, staff is recommending delay of the NOx emission limit compliance dates for equipment subject to Rule 1147. The proposed rule also limits the requirements for fuel and time meters. PAR 1147 will also reduce compliance cost due to emissions testing and clarify existing requirements. PAR 1147 will result in delayed emissions reductions from equipment subject to this rule. However, PAR 1147 would achieve the same reductions as the existing rule by 2014. This action is to adopt the resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 1147; and 2) Amending Rule 1147. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, April 15 and June 17, 2011)


PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD – (Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.3)

BOARD MEMBER TRAVEL – (No Written Material)
Board member travel reports have been filed with the Clerk of the Boards, and copies are available upon request.

CLOSED SESSION – (No Written Material)
Wiese (909) 396-3460
Mail graphic (kwiese@aqmd.gov)
It is necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a) to confer with its counsel regarding pending litigation which has been initiated formally and to which the District is a party. The actions are:

  • Cleanstreet v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC441151;

  • NRDC, et al. v. SCAQMD, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS110792; U.S. District Court Case No. CV08-05403 GW (PLAx); and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 09-57064;

  • CCAT, et al. v. State of California; SCAQMD, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS124264 and California Court of Appeal, Second District, Case No. B226692;

  • Pacific Merchant Shipping Association v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court, Eastern, Case No. 09-01151, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 09-17765;

  • Southern California Gas Company v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122004;

  • W. M. Barr & Company, Inc. v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS127359;

  • Association of Irritated Residents v. EPA, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case Nos. 09-71383 and 09-71404;

  • Natural Resources Defense Council, et al. v. EPA, United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, Case No. 08-72288; and

  • Natural Resources Defense Council, et al. v. EPA, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 10-1056.

It is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session under Government Code section 54956.9(c) to consider initiation of litigation (one case).

In addition, it is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54957.6 to confer regarding upcoming labor negotiations with:
  • designated representatives regarding represented employee salaries and benefits or other mandatory subjects within the scope of representation [Negotiator: William Johnson; Represented Employees: Teamsters Local 911 & SCAQMD Professional Employees Association]

and to confer with:
  • labor negotiators regarding unrepresented employees [Agency Designated Representative: William Johnson; Unrepresented Employees: Designated Deputies and Management and Confidential employees].

ADJOURNMENT

***PUBLIC COMMENTS***

Members of the public are afforded an opportunity to speak on any listed item before or during consideration of that item. Please notify the Clerk of the Board, (909) 396-2500, if you wish to do so. All agendas are posted at AQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. At the end of the agenda, an opportunity is also provided for the public to speak on any subject within the AQMD's authority. Speakers may be limited to three (3) minutes each.

Note that on items listed on the Consent Calendar and the balance of the agenda any motion, including action, can be taken (consideration is not limited to listed recommended actions). Additional matters can be added and action taken by two-thirds vote, or in the case of an emergency, by a majority vote. Matters raised under Public Comments may not be acted upon at that meeting other than as provided above.

Written comments will be accepted by the Board and made part of the record, provided 25 copies are presented to the Clerk of the Board. Electronic submittals to cob@aqmd.gov of 10 pages or less including attachment, in MS WORD, plain or HTML format will also be accepted by the Board and made part of the record if received no later than 5:00 p.m., on the Tuesday prior to the Board meeting.


ACRONYMS

AQIP = Air Quality Investment Program
AVR = Average Vehicle Ridership
BACT = Best Available Control Technology
Cal/EPA = California Environmental Protection Agency
CARB = California Air Resources Board
CEMS = Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems
CEQA = California Environmental Quality Act
CE-CERT = College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology
CNG = Compressed Natural Gas
CO = Carbon Monoxide
CPI = Consumer Price Index
CTG = Control Techniques Guideline
DERA= Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
EV = Electric Vehicle
FY = Fiscal Year
GHG = Greenhouse Gas
HRA = Health Risk Assessment
IAIC = Interagency AQMP Implementation Committee
IGA = Intergovernmental Affairs
LEV = Low Emission Vehicle
LNG = Liquefied Natural Gas
MATES = Multiple Air Toxics Exposure Study
MOU = Memorandum of Understanding
MSERCs = Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits
MSRC = Mobile Source (Air Pollution Reduction) Review Committee
NESHAPS = National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
NGV = Natural Gas Vehicle
NOx = Oxides of Nitrogen
NSPS = New Source Performance Standards
NSR = New Source Review
PAMS = Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations
PAR = Proposed Amended Rule
PM10 = Particulate Matter 10 microns
PM2.5 = Particulate Matter < 2.5 microns
PR = Proposed Rule
RFP = Request for Proposals
RFQ = Request for Quotations
RTC = RECLAIM Trading Credit
SCAG = Southern California Association of Governments
SIP = State Implementation Plan
SOx = Oxides of Sulfur
SULEV = Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
TCM = Transportation Control Measure
ULEV = Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
U.S. EPA = United States Environmental Protection Agency
VMT = Vehicle Miles Traveled
VOC = Volatile Organic Compound
ZEV = Zero Emission Vehicle