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GOVERNING BOARD AGENDA
MEETING, March 4, 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

Swearing In of Reappointed Board Member Josie Gonzales, Burke

Opening Comments:

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

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CONSENT CALENDAR (Items 1 through 27)

Note: Consent Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 28.

  1. Approve Minutes of February 4, 2011 Board Meeting (PDF, 199kb)
    McDaniel (909)396-2500
    Mail graphic (smcdaniel@aqmd.gov)

  2. This item has been withdrawn.

    Note:  There are no rules being set at this time for public hearing at the April 1, 2011 Board meeting. However, at the February 4, 2011 Board meeting, the public hearing to Amend Rule 1150.1 – Control of Gaseous Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Landfills was continued to the April 1 Board meeting.


Budget/Fiscal Impact

  1. Approve Issuance of Program Announcement for On-Road Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks under FY 2008-09 “Year 2” Proposition 1B – Goods Movement Program (PDF, 772kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    On June 24, 2010, CARB allocated $110 million to the AQMD under the FY 2008-09 “Year 2” Proposition 1B–Goods Movement Program for implementation of projects in the Los Angeles/Inland Empire trade corridor. This action is to approve the release of a Program Announcement to solicit projects in the funding category of heavy-duty diesel trucks in the amount of $42.5 million under the FY 2008-09 Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 18, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  2. Adopt Resolution Accepting Requirements of CARB’s Lawn and Garden Equipment Replacement Program, Recognize Funds and Execute Contracts to Conduct 2011 Lawnmower Exchange Program (PDF, 113kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    At its October 1, 2010 meeting, the Board approved release of Program Announcements to solicit competitive bids from cordless electric lawnmower manufacturers, licensed scrappers and support service providers for the 2011 Lawnmower Exchange Program. At that time, CARB cost-share was anticipated through their AB 118 AQIP Program. This action is to adopt a resolution accepting the requirements of CARB’s AB 118 AQIP Lawn and Garden Equipment Replacement Program 2010-11 and recognize CARB funds in the amount not to exceed $494,314 from CARB for additional lawnmowers, project administration and outreach. These actions are to also execute contracts with two manufacturers in an amount not to exceed $541,200 each; a licensed scrapper in an amount not to exceed $45,000; a support service provider in an amount not to exceed $30,000; to transfer $60,000 from the Air Quality Investment Fund to the General Fund to carry out the 2011 Lawnmower Exchange Program; and to transfer up to $97,503 from Rule 1309.1 Priority Reserve Fund to the Air Quality Investment Fund. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 18, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  3. Transfer Funds, Execute Contract and Issue Purchase Order to Evaluate and Deploy Advanced Remote Sensing Technologies for Emissions Monitoring (PDF, 27kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    In March 2008, the AQMD awarded $464,400 to Terra Air Services, Inc. to conduct a pilot study evaluating the effectiveness of remote sensing technology for monitoring fence-line emissions from refineries, but their contract was terminated prior to completion due to failure to meet their contractual obligations. Staff has identified Professor Jochen Stutz at UCLA as uniquely qualified to complete the remainder of the project while further developing some promising new remote sensing technologies developed by his research group. This action is to issue a purchase order to complete the purchase of a Fourier Transform InfraRed long-path spectrometer from Industrial Monitor and Control Corp. for the fence-line project and to execute a contract with Dr. Jochen Stutz at UCLA for an amount not to exceed $300,000. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 11, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Member present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board.)

  4. Recognize Funds and Execute Contracts to Demonstrate Battery Electric Heavy-Duty Trucks and Install Air Filtration Systems (PDF, 30kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    AQMD was awarded $400,000 from U.S. EPA Region 9 to conduct projects under the Clean Air Technology Initiative Program, a collaboration between U.S. EPA, CARB, AQMD and the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District. The two projects leverage the AQMD’s Clean Communities Plan by developing a battery-electric heavy-duty truck for goods movement activities and the installation of air filtration systems at highly impacted schools or community centers. This action is to recognize $400,000 from U.S. EPA Region 9’s Clean Air Technology Initiative Program and upon receipt of awards execute contracts with TransPower in an amount not to exceed $496,505 and IQAir North America in an amount not to exceed $200,000 from the Advanced Technology, Outreach and Education Fund. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 18, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  5. Authorize Funding for Series of Air Quality and Clean Technology Conferences for Senior Citizens (PDF, 17kb)
    Liu (909) 396-2105
    Mail graphic (cliu@aqmd.gov)
    This action seeks approval to implement a series of air quality and clean technology conferences focused for senior citizens in Southern California in 2011. There will be up to five conferences – two in Los Angeles County and potentially one each in the counties of Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino. Each event will serve to foster awareness and an increased understanding of air quality and related health issues, clean technology applications, and empower seniors to become active participants in improving air quality as well as provide information on what they can do in their home, neighborhood and community and with their extended family. Staff recommends the Board authorize the Executive Officer to approve conference expenditures up to $400,000 to organize and host this series of conferences.(Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 11, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Member present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board.)

  6. Adopt Resolution Recognizing Funds and Accepting Terms and Conditions for FY 2010-11 Carl Moyer Program Award, Issue Carl Moyer Program Announcement for FY 2010-11, and Amend and Execute Contracts under Carl Moyer and SOON Provision(PDF, 813kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    These actions are to adopt a resolution recognizing $25,817,686 in Carl Moyer Program grant awards from CARB under SB 1107 with its terms and conditions for FY 2010-11 and to approve the release of a Program Announcement to provide incentive funding for low-emitting on- and off-road vehicles and equipment for the FY 2010-11 “Year 13” Carl Moyer Program. Further actions are to amend and execute contracts under the Carl Moyer Program and the SOON Provision. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 18, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board.)


  7. Recognize Funds and Execute Contracts for Implementation of Localized Incentive Programs for Reduction of Toxic Air Contaminants and Criteria Pollutants (PDF, 39kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    The AQMD’s Clean Communities Plan identifies San Bernardino and Boyle Heights as the two areas to begin development of a Community Exposure Reduction Plan to identify strategies to reduce exposures of criteria and toxic air pollutants. Staff is proposing to implement eight incentive programs to assist with implementation of the Clean Communities pilot studies. This action is to recognize $2,913,123 from U.S. EPA’s Targeted Air Shed Grant Program and upon receipt of award execute contracts to implement the incentive programs. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 11, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Member present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board.)

  8. Approve Expenditures for Activities and Projects During FYs 2010-11 and 2011-12, Execute Contracts, and Recognize Funding from Participating Members of California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (PDF, 47kb)
    Hogo (909) 396-3184
    Mail graphic (hhogo@aqmd.gov)
    The Board established the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) to promote greater deployment of natural gas vehicles in California. The participating members pay two-year membership fees to fund program administration, specific projects, and activities to achieve the goals of the CNGVP. This action is to: (1) recognize funding from participating and future CNGVP members; (2) transfer $25,000 from the Clean Fuels Fund as AQMD’s contribution; (3) execute a contract with Gladstein, Neandross and Associates for CNGVP web maintenance in an amount not to exceed $50,000; and (4) authorize the Executive Officer to approve up to $75,000 for individual expenditures selected by the CNGVP in FYs 2010-11 and 2011-12, total amount not to exceed $226,000 for each fiscal year. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 18, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  9. Execute Agreement, Recognize Funds, and Execute Contract to Cosponsor Development, Integration, and Demonstration of Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engines and Vehicles (PDF, 33kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    On-road natural gas engines are being used as a cleaner alternative to diesel engines in heavy-duty truck applications. While the number of natural gas engines has grown, there is still a need to develop natural gas engines in the 11- to 14-liter range. Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) has expressed interest in cofunding $500,000 for this engine development. This action is to execute an agreement with SoCalGas to recognize their funding and to execute a contract with the U.S. DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop, integrate, and demonstrate heavy-duty natural gas engines and vehicles suitable for transit, refuse, and goods movement applications at a cost not exceed $2,555,000 from the Clean Fuels Fund. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 18, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board)

  10. Amend Contracts to Provide Short- and Long-Term Systems Development, Maintenance and Support Services (PDF, 26kb)
    Marlia (909) 396-3148
    Mail graphic (cmarlia@aqmd.gov)
    AQMD currently has contracts with several companies for short- and long-term systems development, maintenance and support services. These contracts are periodically amended to add budgeted funds as additional needs are defined. This action is to amend the contracts approved by the Board to add additional funding of $384,000 for needed development and maintenance work. Funds for this purchase are included in the FY 2010-11 Budget. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 11, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Member present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board.)

  11. Approve AQMD Annual Investment Policy and Delegation of Authority to Appointed Treasurer to Invest AQMD Funds (PDF, 60kb)
    O’Kelly (909) 396-2828
    Mail graphic (mokelly@aqmd.gov)
    State law requires a local government entity annually to provide a statement of investment policy for consideration at a public meeting, and to renew its delegation of authority to its treasurer to invest or to reinvest funds of the local agency. These actions are to approve the attached Annual Investment Policy and the resolution to renew delegation of authority to the Los Angeles County Treasurer to invest and reinvest AQMD funds. (Reviewed: Investment Oversight Committee, February 18, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  12. Remove Various Fixed Assets from AQMD Inventory (PDF, 64kb)
    O’Kelly (909) 396-2828
    Mail graphic (mokelly@aqmd.gov)
    AQMD Administrative Policies and Procedures No. 20 requires each organizational unit to review fixed assets for obsolescence and disposal every six months. This action is to approve removal of surplus equipment and motor vehicles determined to be obsolete, non-operational and not worth repairing. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 11, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Member present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board.)

  13. Establish El Monte Park Project Settlement Fund (PDF, 12kb)
    O’Kelly (909) 396-2828
    Mail graphic (mokelly@aqmd.gov)
    This item is to establish a Special Revenue Fund to finance the construction of park improvements in the City of El Monte with proceeds from the settlement of a bankruptcy claim against Gregg Industries (“Gregg”). Gregg operated a foundry in El Monte until early 2009, when it shut down and declared bankruptcy. The sum of $1,100,000, all of which is to be provided from Gregg’s bankruptcy estate, is to be placed in the El Monte park fund. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 11, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Member present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board)

  14. Execute Contract for Urban Tree Planting Project for GHG Reductions (PDF, 31kb)
    Whynot (909) 396-3104
    Mail graphic (jwhynot@aqmd.gov)
    On November 5, 2010, the Board approved release of an RFP for GHG reduction project proposals following the GHG reduction protocols under AQMD Reg. XXVII – Climate Change. Two proposals were received by the RFP deadline and evaluated based upon the criteria stated in the RFP. This action is to execute a five-year contract with the LA Conservation Corps in an amount not to exceed $298,100 for an urban tree planting GHG reduction program, funded through GHG Mitigation Fees from Chevron. (Reviewed: Climate Change Committee, February 16, 2011; Recommended for Approval)


  15. Appropriate Funds for Contracts for CEQA Analysis for Proposed Expansion and Modernization of Union Pacific’s Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (PDF, 23kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    In 2008, the Board entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Joint Powers Authority (JPA) to prepare the CEQA documents for the Union Pacific Railroad’s ICTF Proposed Expansion and Modernization Project. The JPA agreed to reimburse the AQMD for the not-to-exceed amount of $2.5 million for preparation of these CEQA documents. To date, the Board has approved a total of $1.5 million for this project, and the JPA has reimbursed the AQMD for $1.15 million. AQMD staff has concluded that additional funds are necessary to continue working on the CEQA documents, due to extensive scope of analysis. This action is to authorize the appropriation of an additional $500,000 from the Undesignated Fund Balance to the Planning, Rule Development and Area Sources FY 2010-11 Professional and Special Services Account Budget. Money will be allocated to the consultants on an as-needed basis. All amounts will be reimbursed by the ICTF JPA overseeing the project. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 18, 2011; Recommended for Approval)


  16. Appropriate Funds from Designation for Litigation and Enforcement and Authorize Amending/Initiating Contracts with Outside Counsel (PDF, 14k)
    Wiese (909) 396-3460
    Mail graphic (kwiese@aqmd.gov)
    AQMD District Counsel is currently being assisted in several environmental lawsuits by outside law firms and in other matters requiring specialized legal counsel. This action is to appropriate $185,000 from the Designation for Litigation and Enforcement to the Legal FY 2010-11 Budget, Professional and Special Services account, and to authorize the Chairman or the Executive Officer, as appropriate, to amend or initiate contracts to expend these funds with prequalified counsel approved by the Board as well as specialized legal counsel with monies to be appropriated as the need arises. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 11, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Member present concurred with staff's recommendation that this item be approved by the Board.)

  17. Approve Contract Awards and Issue Solicitations for Local Government Match, Alternative Fuel Infrastructure and Alternative Fuel School Bus Programs under FY 2010-11 AB 2766 Discretionary Fund Work Program (PDF, 1973kb)
    Winterbottom
    As part of their FY 2010-11 AB 2766 Discretionary Fund Work Program, MSRC issued an RFP to select a website developer and a Program Announcement to solicit applications for transportation programs to assist congested event centers. On February 17, 2011, the MSRC awarded a contract to Mineral, LLC for website development. MSRC also approved an award to Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for a program to provide bus service as well as expanded Metrolink service for 2011 Dodger games. On this date the MSRC also approved release of three additional solicitations under the FY 2010-11 Work Program: 1) a Local Government Match Program Announcement, 2) a Program Announcement for alternative fuel infrastructure projects, and 3) an RFQ to solicit vendors’ qualification packages to participate in an alternative fuel school bus incentive program. At this time the MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract awards and to release the solicitations. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, February 17, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

    Items 20 through 27 -- Information Only/Receive and File

  18. Legislative & Public Affairs Report (PDF, 45kb)
    Abarca (909) 396-3242
    Mail graphic (oabarca@aqmd.gov)
    This report highlights the January 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)

  19. Hearing Board Report (PDF, 153kb)
    Camarena (909) 396-2500
    Mail graphic (ecamarena@aqmd.gov)
    This reports the action taken by the Hearing Board during the period of January 1 through January 31, 2011. (No Committee Review)

  20. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report (PDF, 67kb)
    Wiese (909) 396-3460
    Mail graphic (kwiese@aqmd.gov)
    This reports the monthly penalties from January 1 through January 31, 2011, and legal actions filed by the District Prosecutor during January 1 through January 31, 2011. An Index of District Rules is attached with the penalty report. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, February 18, 2011)

  21. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received by AQMD (PDF, 411kb)
    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 January 1, 2011 and January 31, 2011, and those projects for which the AQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 18, 2011)

  22. Rule and Control Measure Forecast (PDF, 162kb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    This report highlights AQMD rulemaking activity and public workshops potentially scheduled for the year 2011. (No Committee Review)

  23. Report of RFPs and RFQs Scheduled for Release in March (PDF, 32kb)
    O’Kelly (909) 396-2828
    Mail graphic (mokelly@aqmd.gov)
    This report summarizes the RFPs and RFQs for budgeted services over $75,000 scheduled to be released for advertisement for the month of March. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 11, 2011. Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Member present concurred with staff’s recommendation that this item be approved by the Board.)

  24. FY 2010-11 Contract Activity (PDF, 436kb)
    O’Kelly (909) 396-2828
    Mail graphic (mokelly@aqmd.gov)
    This report lists the number of contracts let during the first six months of FY 2010-11, the respective dollar amounts, award type, and the authorized contract signatory for AQMD. (No Committee Review)

  25. Status Report on Major Projects for Information Management Scheduled to Start During Last Six Months of FY 2010-11 (PDF, 28kb)
    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 provide the monthly status report on major automation contracts and projects to be initiated by Information Management during the last six months of FY 2010-11. (No Committee Review)

  26. Items Deferred from Consent Calendar

    BOARD CALENDAR

  27. Administrative Committee (PDF, 48kb)
    (Receive & File)
    Wallerstein (909) 396-3131
    Mail graphic (bwallerstein@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Burke

  28. Climate Change Committee (PDF, 68kb)
    (Receive & File)
    Whynot (909) 396-3104
    Mail graphic (jwhynot@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Burke

  29. Investment Oversight Committee (PDF, 18kb)
    (Receive & File)
    O’Kelly (909) 396-2828
    Mail graphic (mokelly@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Antonovich

  30. Legislative Committee (PDF, 238kb)
    Abarca (909) 396-3242
    Mail graphic (oabarca@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Carney
    Bill/Title Recommended Position
    Potential legislation to weaken AQMD Rule 1144 Oppose*
    AB 37 (Huffman) Smart Grid Deployment; Smart Meters Watch*
    AB 61 (Jeffries) Neighborhood Electric Vehicles Support*
    ABX1 2 / AB 128 (Logue) State Air Resources Board: alternative actions to assessing penalties Oppose*
    *Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members present concurred with staff’s recommendation that these items be approved by the Board.


  31. Mobile Source Committee (PDF, 59kb)
    (Receive & File)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Loveridge

  32. Stationary Source Committee (PDF, 46kb)
    (Receive & File)
    Nazemi (909) 396-2662
    Mail graphic (mnazemi1@aqmd.gov)
    Chair: Yates

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

  34. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (PDF, 284kb)
    (Receive & File)
    Hogo (909) 396-3184
    Mail graphic (hhogo@aqmd.gov)
    Board Liaison: Antonovich


  35. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report (PDF, 85kb)
    (Receive & File)
    McDaniel (909) 396-2500
    Mail graphic (smcdaniel@aqmd.gov)
    Board Rep: Loveridge


    PUBLIC HEARINGS

  36. Amend Regulation IX - Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources
    Chang (909) 396-3186 (PDF, 1,556kb)
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    Periodic amendments to Regulation IX incorporate new or amended federal standards by reference. The standard for Portland Cement Manufacturing enacted by U.S. EPA in 2010, for NSPS, is proposed for incorporation into Regulation IX. This action is to adopt the resolution: 1) Certifying the Notice of Exemption for Proposed Amended Regulation IX; and 2) Amending Regulation IX. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, January 21, 2011)

  37. Adopt Revisions to PM2.5 and Ozone State Implementation Plan for South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley (PDF, 3.4mb)
    Chang (909) 396-3186
    Mail graphic (echang@aqmd.gov)
    On November 22, 2010, U.S. EPA published its notice of proposed partial approval and partial disapproval of the 2007 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) PM2.5 Plan primarily because the attainment demonstration relies heavily on emissions reductions from several State rules that have not been finalized or submitted to U.S. EPA for approval. The proposed revision to the PM2.5 and ozone State Implementation Plan (SIP) addresses the critical issues of the proposed disapproval. It updates the implementation status of the AQMP control measures to meet the 2015 PM2.5 attainment and retains the AQMD’s proposal for contingency measures and also references and relies on CARB’s proposed contingency measures. In addition, the SIP revision will re-initiate its request that U.S. EPA voluntarily accept reduction responsibility for 10 TPD NOx emissions in 2014 but will propose that AQMD and CARB jointly provide a “fair share” backstop emissions reduction proposal, if necessary. This action is to: 1) Adopt the resolution, certifying the Addendum to the 2007 AQMP Program Environmental Impact Report and adopting the revisions to the PM2.5 and Ozone SIP for the South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley; and 2) Direct staff to forward the revisions to the PM2.5 and Ozone SIP for the South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley to CARB for approval and submission to U.S. EPA as part of the 2007 SIP. (No Committee Review)

  38. Approve and Adopt Technology Advancement Office Clean Fuels Program Annual Report and Plan Update (PDF, kb)
    Miyasato (909) 396-3249
    Mail graphic (mmiyasato@aqmd.gov)
    As a requirement of the Clean Fuels Program funding, the Technology Advancement Office must submit to the Legislative Analyst by March 31st of each year an approved Annual Report for the past year and a Plan Update for the current calendar year. Staff has reviewed the Clean Fuels Program with the Clean Fuels Advisory Group, the Technology Advancement Advisory Group, and other technical experts. Additionally, staff presented the 2011 Clean Fuels Program Draft Plan Update to the Board for review and comment at its October 1, 2010 meeting, subsequently made changes to the funding allocation by category based on Board feedback and in response to the Board’s concerns and direction provided an additional presentation to the Technology Committee at its October 15, 2010 meeting. At this time, staff is submitting the final Technology Advancement Clean Fuels Program Annual Report and Plan Update for Board approval. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 18, 2011; Recommended for Approval)

  39. Annual RECLAIM Audit Report for 2009 Compliance Year (PDF, 2016kb)
    Nazemi (909) 396-2662
    Mail graphic (mnazemi1@aqmd.gov)
    The annual report on the d SOx RECLAIM program is prepared in accordance with Rule 2015 - Backstop Provisions. The report assesses emission reductions, availability of RECLAIM Trading Credits (RTCs) and their average annual prices, job impacts, compliance issues, and other measures of performance for the sixteenth year of this program. In addition, recent trends in trading future year RTCs are analyzed and presented in this report. Further, a list of facilities that did not reconcile their emissions for Compliance Year 2009 is included with the report. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, February 18, 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:

  • NRDC, et al. v. SCAQMD, et al., U.S. District Court Case No. CV08-05403 GW (PLAx) and United States Court of Appeals, 9th 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;
  • Petition Before the Administrator of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency In the Matter of Alleged Failure of California to Comply with Mandatory Procedures to Amend SIP Regarding Internal Bank Offset Credits Held by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (filed December 10, 2009);
  • NPCA v. SCAQMD, Court of Appeal, 4th Appellate District, Division Three, Case No. G040122 and Supreme Court of California Case No. S177823;
  • W.M. Barr & Company, Inc. v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS127359; 
  • Southern California Gas Company v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS122004;
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, et al. v. EPA, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 08-72288;
  • 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; and

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
CEC = California Energy Commission
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
DOE = Department of Energy
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
PHEV = Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
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
SOON = Surplus Off-Road Opt-In for NOx
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