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Mobile Source Committee Meeting

(Revised to note corrected remote location)

The public may participate at any location listed below.

February 18, 2011 - 9:00 a.m.

AQMD Headquarters - Conference Room CC8
21865 Copley Dr., Diamond Bar CA

Teleconference Location:

Southern California Association of Governments
818 W. 7th Street, 12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA  90017*


Adopt Resolution Accepting Requirements of CARB’s Lawn and Garden Equipment Replacement Program, Recognize Funds and Execute Contracts to Conduct 2011 Lawnmower Exchange Program
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 funds in the amount not to exceed $444,883 from CARB to purchase additional lawnmowers and $49,931 for project administration and outreach.  These actions are also to 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; and to transfer $60,000 from the AQIP Special Revenue Fund to carry out the 2011 Lawnmower Exchange Program.

(Attachment 1)

Shashi Singeetham,
Air Quality Specialist

Appropriate Funds for Contracts for CEQA Analysis for Proposed Expansion and Modernization of Union Pacific’s Intermodal Container Transfer Facility

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. 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, and ultimately paid by Union Pacific Railroad.

(Attachment 2)

Susan Nakamura,
Planning & Rules Manager

Status Report on AQMD Fleet Rule Implementation

Staff will provide an update on the implementation of the AQMD Clean Vehicle Fleet Rules.

 (No Written Attachment)

Henry Hogo,
Asst. Deputy Executive Officer

Efforts to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in the SCAQMD

Staff will provide status on electric vehicle charging infrastructure and current efforts within the state and South Coast Basin.

(No Written Attachment)

Matt Miyasato,
Asst. Deputy Executive Officer

Status of Fuel Cell Vehicle Commercialization

Staff will provide status on fuel cell vehicle commercialization and current efforts by the federal and state governments, industry and the AQMD.

(No Written Attachment)

Matt Miyasato

Report on Proposed Revisions to PM2.5 and Ozone State Implementation Plan for South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley

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 SIP addresses the critical issues of the disapproval by updating the implementation status of the AQMP control measures to meet the 2015 PM2.5 attainment. The proposed SIP revision 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.

(Attachment 3)

Joe Cassmassi,
Planning & Rules Manager
7 Rule 2202 Activity Report:
a.    Rule 2202 Summary Status Report

The Rule 2202 Summary Status Report summarizes Rule 2202 activities for the period  January 1, 2011 to January 31, 2011.  The report breaks down the plan submittal activities by option type and lists Air Quality Investment Program funds collected by county.
(Attachment 4)
Elaine Chang
Deputy Executive Officer
8 Monthly Report on Environmental Justice Initiatives
- CEQA Document Commenting Update

The District’s log of incoming CEQA documents received between January 1, 2011 and
January 31, 2011 will be provided.
(Attachment 5)
Elaine Chang

Attachments will be available at the meeting.

Next Meeting:  March 18, 2011 - 9:00 a.m.

Other Business
Any member of this body, or its staff, on his or her own initiative or in response to questions posed by the public, may ask a question for clarification, may make a brief announcement or report on his or her own activities, provide a reference to staff regarding factual information, request staff to report back at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or may take action to direct staff to place a matter of business on a future agenda.   (Govt Code Section 54954.2)

Public Comment Period
Members of the public may address this body concerning any agenda item before or during consideration of that item (Govt. Code Section 54954.3(a)). All agendas for regular meetings are posted at District Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, at least 72 hours in advance of a regular meeting. At the end of the regular meeting agenda, an opportunity is also provided for the public to speak on any subject within the Mobile Source Committee's authority. Speakers may be limited to three (3) minutes each.

Document Availability:
All documents (i) constituting non-exempt public records, (ii) relating to an item on an agenda for a regular meeting, and (iii) having been distributed to at least a majority of the Committee after the agenda is posted, are available prior to the meeting for public review at the South Coast Air Quality Management District, Public Information Center, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

Americans with Disabilities Act
The agenda and documents in the agenda packet will be made available, upon request, in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability (Gov’t Code Section 54954.2(a)). Disability-related accommodations will also be made available to allow participation in the Mobile Source Committee meeting. Any accommodations must be requested as soon as practicable. Requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible. Please contact Faye Thomas at (909) 396-3268 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or send the request to

For further information, please contact:  Faye Thomas, (909) 396-3268.


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