Governing Board Meeting Agenda: March 4, 2016

A meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at 9:00 a.m., in the Auditorium of the SCAQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California.

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 Boards 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
  • Swearing In of Reappointed Board Member Michael Cacciotti, Burke

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items 1 through 27) 

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

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  • 2. Set Public Hearing April 1, 2016 to: Receive Public Input on Executive Officer's Draft Goals and Priority Objectives for FY 2016-17

    Barry Wallerstein 909-396-3131
    A set of draft goals for the FY 2016-17 Budget has been developed. The Executive Officer wishes to receive public and Board Member input on these goals and priority objectives as they serve as the foundation of SCAQMD's Work Program. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 12, 2016)
  • Budget/Fiscal Impact

    3. Execute Contract to Cost-Share Alternative Fuel Station Expansion

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    Ontario CNG Station, Inc. (Ontario CNG) is a comprehensive public access fueling facility located at a busy intersection adjacent to the Ontario International Airport and I-10 corridor. It is a conventional, continuously manned fueling station with a car wash and convenience store that provides petroleum- and bio-based and CNG fuels and is developing on-site produced hydrogen fuel and electric vehicle charging. The significant CNG fueling demand at this location is currently supplied by a single compressor, placing a burden on its users which include school bus and long-haul goods movement vehicle operators. This action is to execute a contract with Ontario CNG in an amount not to exceed $200,000 from the Clean Fuels Fund (31) to cost-share the expansion of the CNG station. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 4. Establish Special Revenue Fund, Recognize and Transfer Funds, and Execute Contracts to Develop and Demonstrate Zero Emission Capable Drayage Trucks

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    Energy Policy logoSCAQMD received a $23,658,500 award to develop and demonstrate zero emission drayage trucks under CARB’s Low Carbon Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments, with a total project cost of $40,122,470. Based on total match requirements, SCAQMD is providing $6,001,531, partnering air districts are providing $4,400,000 in cash and other project partners are providing $6,062,439 in-kind. This action is to establish the GHG Reduction Projects Special Revenue Fund and recognize revenue upon receipt in the amount of $28,058,500 into this Special Revenue Fund.  This action is to also transfer SCAQMD’s cost-share of $6,001,531 from the Clean Fuels Fund (31) to the GHG Reduction Projects Special Revenue Fund and to execute contracts for the development and demonstration of zero emission drayage trucks. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 5. Authorize Acquisition of Four Advanced Technology Vehicles for SCAQMD’s Alternative Fuel Vehicle Demonstration Program

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    Energy Policy logoSCAQMD tests and demonstrates new vehicles with low- and zero-emission technologies as they become available. This action is to purchase three Chevrolet Volts and one Toyota RAV4 EV that are in current use in the SCAQMD fleet and with current carpool lane access stickers, prior to expiration of their leases. The total cost to the SCAQMD for these four vehicles will not exceed $107,000 from the Clean Fuels Fund (31).  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 6. Approve Truck Projects for Proposition 1B-Goods Movement Program

    Fred Minassian 909-396-2641
    In July 2015, the Board approved issuance of a Program Announcement for heavy-duty truck projects under the Proposition 1B-Goods Movement Program. The Program Announcement closed on November 20, 2015. Due to the impending January 1, 2017 compliance deadline for small fleets subject to CARB’s Truck and Bus Regulation, the applications submitted by small fleets were evaluated first. In order to qualify for funding, the small fleet truck projects must be operational by December 31, 2016. To allow sufficient time for delivery of the replacement trucks, staff recommends execution of contracts with eligible small fleets upon verification of a passing compliance check by CARB. This action is to execute contracts for eligible small fleet truck projects contingent upon approval by CARB in an amount not to exceed $7,255,000 from the Proposition 1B-Goods Movement Program Fund (81). (No Committee Review)
  • 7. Adopt Resolution Recognizing Funds and Accepting Terms and Conditions for FY 2015-16 Carl Moyer Program Award, Issue Program Announcements for Carl Moyer Program and SOON Provision, Execute and Amend Contracts, and Amend SOON Provision Implementation Guidelines

    Fred Minassian 909-396-2641
    These actions are to adopt a resolution recognizing up to $26 million in Carl Moyer Program grant awards from CARB under SB 1107 with its terms and conditions for FY 2015-16 and to approve the release of Program Announcements for the FY 2015-16 “Year 18” Carl Moyer Program and SOON Provision to provide incentive funding for low-emitting on- and off-road vehicles and equipment. Additionally, these actions are to execute and amend contracts in the amount of $570,799, comprised of $542,300 from the Air Quality Investment Fund, Rule 2202 Program (27), and $28,499 from the Carl Moyer Program SB 1107 Fund (32).  Finally, this action is to approve amendments to the SOON Provision Implementation Guidelines. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 8. Issue Program Announcements for Electric Lawn Mower Vendors, Licensed Scrappers and Support Service Providers

    Fred Minassian 909-396-2641
    Staff proposes to extend the Lawn Mower Exchange Program by offering similar incentives in fall 2016 to generate cost-effective emission reductions. This action is to issue Program Announcements to solicit competitive bids from manufacturers of cordless battery-electric lawn mowers in sufficient quantities and at the lowest possible price for the 2016 program as well as from licensed scrappers and support service providers to physically handle mowers at lawn mower exchange events. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 9. Recognize Revenue and Appropriate Funds to Develop Low-Cost Sensor Network for Monitoring PM Emissions from Waste Disposal and Recycling Facility

    Laki Tisopulos 909-396-3123
    SCAQMD and Rainbow Transfer/Recycling Inc. (Rainbow) have entered into a Stipulated Order for Abatement to resolve their dispute over application of Rule 410 and to achieve compliance with the Rule's enclosure requirement. Pursuant to the agreement set forth in the Stipulated Order for Abatement, Rainbow contributed $40,000 to SCAQMD's General Fund for an air monitoring study to measure potential fugitive PM emissions from the facility using low-cost sensors. This action is to recognize $40,000 in revenue into the General Fund and appropriate this amount to the Science & Technology Advancement Budget to support the development and implementation of a PM monitoring sensor network. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 10. Approve Implementation of Three Additional Incentive Programs, Amend Existing Contract, Expand Implementation Areas, and Allocate Funds for Implementation of U.S. EPA’s Targeted Air Shed Grant

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    On March 4, 2011, the Board approved funding allocations from U.S. EPA’s Targeted Air Shed Grant Program for $2,913,123 to implement incentive programs to reduce criteria pollutant emissions in the two Clean Communities Plan pilot areas of Boyle Heights and San Bernardino. This action is to use the approximately $800,000 remaining to: 1) implement an incentive program for $236,089 that will allow the Executive Officer to reimburse government and non-profit organizations that install electric vehicle charging equipment and/or solar panels to support electric vehicle charging equipment; 2) implement an incentive program to replace pre-1987 school buses with CNG buses and associated infrastructure, if requested, at a cost not to exceed $180,000 per school bus at Los Angeles Unified School District; 3) implement an incentive program for $40,000 to reimburse government and non-profit organizations that purchase commercial cordless electric yard equipment; 4) modify an existing contract with Mean Green Products, LLC by an amount not to exceed $150,000 to expand the pilot program to purchase additional commercial electric lawn mowers in Western Riverside County for government agencies; and 5) expand implementation of the above incentive programs to include San Bernardino, Boyle Heights, Western Riverside County, and beyond to other environmental justice communities in Orange County and throughout the Basin if needed. (Reviewed:  Mobile Source Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 11. Transfer and Appropriate Funds and Issue Purchase Order for Field Monitoring Equipment

    Mohsen Nazemi 909-396-2662

    This action is to transfer and appropriate funding to Engineering & Compliance's FY 2015-16 Budget and to issue a purchase order for purchase of an infrared camera for monitoring and recording of hydrocarbon emissions from various processes, including, but not limited to, refineries, oil and gas field production and storage sites and other petroleum related operations. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 12, 2016; Recommended for Approval)

  • 12. Approve SCAQMD Annual Investment Policy, Delegation of Authority to Appointed Treasurer to Invest SCAQMD Funds

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    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 reinvest funds of the local agency. (Reviewed: Investment Oversight Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 13. Execute Contract for Elevator Service, Repairs and Preventative Maintenance

    Bill Johnson 909-396-3018
    On October 2, 2015, the Board authorized the release of an RFP for elevator service, repairs and preventative maintenance. This action is to execute a three-year contract with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Inc. for a total amount not to exceed $111,276. Sufficient funds are available in the FY 2015-16 Budget and funding will be included in successive budgets for each of the remaining fiscal years. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 12, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 14. Approve Position Reclassification

    Bill Johnson 909-396-3018
    Article 45 of the Technical & Enforcement and Office, Clerical and Maintenance MOU provides for employee-initiated classification studies.  Following receipt of a written request for a classification study from the Teamsters Local 911 representatives, Human Resources staff has evaluated the request and recommends Board approval for the reclassification of a Computer Operator position to an Assistant Telecommunication Technician position in Information Management.  This action will result in an annual cost increase of approximately $3,650.  Sufficient funding for this annual cost increase exists in the FY 2015-16 Budget.  (Reviewed: Administrative Committee; February 12, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 15. Amend Contract for Document and Case Management System for SCAQMD’s Legal Department

    Kurt Wiese 909-396-3460
    On December 6, 2013, the Board approved a contract for $238,130 with CourtView Justice Solutions, Inc. for implementation of Document and Case Management Software. Legal is currently finalizing implementation of the project. Additional integration for data exchange and production of a specialized report is necessary to fully utilize the capabilities of the software. This action is to amend the contract and appropriate additional funds for the completion of the project. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 12, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 16. Authorize Staff to Petition U.S. EPA to Adopt Lower On-Road Heavy-Duty Engine Exhaust Emission Standards for NOx

    Barbara Baird 909-396-2302
    The largest single category of NOx emission sources in the South Coast Air Basin for 2023 and 2031 is projected to be emissions from heavy-duty trucks and further control of this category is essential to attain the 2023 and 2031 ozone air quality standards. CARB’s draft mobile source strategy for the 2016 AQMP includes a proposal for CARB to adopt a lower on-road heavy-duty engine standard for NOx (lowering the standard from 0.2 g/bhp-hr to 0.02 g/bhp-hr) for engines for sale in California, but the majority of the NOx emissions from heavy-duty trucks in California come from trucks that are registered out-of-state.  U.S. EPA’s position is that states cannot assign control measures in the state implementation plan to the federal government under the Clean Air Act.  However, under the Administrative Procedure Act, any person may petition a federal agency for a rulemaking.  This action is to authorize staff to petition U.S. EPA to adopt a 0.02 g/bhp-hr NOx engine exhaust emissions standard on a nationwide basis.  If successful, this action will greatly assist the region in reaching ozone air quality standards, and will help level the playing field between trucks purchased in California and those purchased out of state.  (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 17. Approve Contract Awards and Modification Approved by MSRC


    Pettis
    As part of their FYs 2014-16 AB 2766 Discretionary Fund Work Program, the MSRC approved two new contracts under the Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program, as well as a modification to an award under the Transportation Control Measure Partnership Program. At this time the MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract awards and modification. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, February 18, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • Action Items/No Fiscal Impact

    18. Approve SCAQMD Comments on U.S. EPA's Proposed Amendments to Regulation Governing U.S. EPA Procedures for Investigating Title VI Complaints

    Barbara Baird 909-396-2302
    U.S. EPA has released for public comment its proposed amendments to its regulation governing U.S. EPA procedures for investigating complaints under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination by federally funded agencies on the basis of race, color, or national origin. U.S. EPA proposes to eliminate specific deadlines for individual steps in the complaint investigation process. Comments are due March 12, 2016. This action is to approve SCAQMD comments and the transmittal of those comments to U.S. EPA. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • 19. Annual Meeting of Brain & Lung Tumor and Air Pollution Foundation

    Kurt Wiese 909-396-3460
    This item is to conduct the annual meeting of the Brain & Lung Tumor and Air Pollution Foundation.The Foundation staff will present an annual report detailing the research supported by the Foundation over the past year, the Foundation’s plans for the future, and a financial report. (No Committee Review)
  • Items 20 through 27 - Information Only/Receive and File

    20. Legislative and Public Affairs Report

    Lisha Smith 909-396-3242
    This report highlights the January 2016 outreach activities of Legislative and 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)
  • 21. Hearing Board Report

    Ed Camarena 909-396-2500
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of January 1 through January 31, 2016. (No Committee Review)
  • 22. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Kurt Wiese 909-396-3460
    This reports the monthly penalties from January 1 through January 31, 2016, and legal actions filed by the General Counsel's Office from January 1 through January 31, 2016.  An Index of District Rules is attached with the penalty report. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, February 19, 2016)
  • 23. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received by SCAQMD

    Jill Whynot 909-396-3104
    This report provides, for the Board's consideration, a listing of CEQA documents received by the SCAQMD between January 1, 2016 and January 31, 2016, and those projects for which the SCAQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 19, 2016)
  • 24. Rule and Control Measure Forecast

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    This report highlights SCAQMD rulemaking activities and public workshops potentially scheduled for the year 2016. (No Committee Review)
  • 25. Rule 1147 Technology Assessment

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    At its September 9, 2011 meeting, the SCAQMD Board amended Rule 1147 – NOx Reductions from Miscellaneous Sources. The rule requires staff to conduct a technology assessment and report to the Board on the availability of burner systems and heating units for processes with NOx emissions of one pound per day or less. The draft technology assessment considers potential changes to Rule 1147 for specific categories of equipment based on analysis of technical feasibility and cost effectiveness.  Staff has proposed to hire a third party to review the draft Technology Assessment, report findings to Rule 1147 stakeholders and incorporate the reviewer’s comments. This action is to receive and file the draft Rule 1147 Technology Assessment. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, November 20, 2015, January 22 and February 19, 2016)
  • 26. Status Report on Major Projects for Information Management Scheduled to Start During Last Six Months of FY 2015-16

    Chris Marlia 909-396-3148
    Information Management is responsible for data systems management services in support of all SCAQMD 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 2015-16. (No Committee Review)
  • 27. FY 2015-16 Contract Activity

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    This report lists the number of contracts let during the first six months of FY 2015-16, the respective dollar amounts, award type, and the authorized contract signatory for SCAQMD. (No Committee Review)
  • BOARD CALENDAR

    29. Administrative Committee

    Barry Wallerstein 909-396-3131
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: Burke
  • 30. Investment Oversight Committee

    Michael O'Kelly 909-396-2828
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: Antonovich
  • 31. Legislative Committee

    Lisha Smith 909-396-3242
    Chair: Mitchell
    Receive and file; and take the following action as recommended:
    Agenda Item   Recommendation
    Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak Amendments to the Federal Energy Bill Support
    SB 886/ SB 380 [1] (Pavley) Natural Gas Storage: Moratorium Support and continue to work with author on details involving air quality and SCAQMD operations
    SB 887 (Pavley) Natural Gas Storage Wells  Support and continue to work with author on details involving air quality and SCAQMD operations
    SB 888 (Allen) Gas Corporations: Emergency Management Support and continue to work with author on details involving air quality and SCAQMD operations
    State and Federal Legislative Proposals Providing for additional Cost Considerations in SCAQMD’s Regulatory Program Approve for staff to prepare bill language for next meeting
     [1]The bill language of SB 886 (Pavley) was gutted and amended into SB 380 (Pavley).   

  • 32. Mobile Source Committee

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: Parker
  • 33. Stationary Source Committee

    Mohsen Nazemi 909-396-2662
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: B. Benoit
  • 34. Technology Committee

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    (Receive & File)
    Chair: J. Benoit
  • 35. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

    Henry Hogo 909-396-3184
    Board Liaison: Antonovich
    (Receive & File)
  • 36. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report

    Saundra McDaniel 909-396-2500
    Board Rep: Mitchell
    (Receive & File)
  • Staff Presentation/Board Discussion

    37. SCAQMD Comments on CARB Plans to Mitigate Methane Emissions Resulting from Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

    Barry Wallerstein 909-396-3131
    Staff has prepared a comment letter, consistent with the December 2015 Board Resolution, requesting that funds be dedicated to benefit Porter Ranch that includes recommendations to CARB regarding projects to mitigate the methane emissions from the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. This action is to approve the comment letter and direct staff to send the letter to CARB. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • PUBLIC HEARINGS

    38. Approve Proposed Guidelines for Disbursement and Tracking of Funds Received Pursuant to Rule 1304.1 – Electrical Generating Facility Fee for Use of Offset Exemption

    Philip Fine 909-396-2239
    (Continued from the February 5, 2016 Board Meeting)
    Proposed guidelines have been developed for the use of funds received pursuant to Rule 1304.1 – Electrical Generating Facility Fee for use of Offset Exemption, with targets for projects within close proximity of the Electrical Generating Facilities and in Environmental Justice areas that support regional air quality goals. This action is to obtain approval of the proposed guidelines for disbursement and tracking of funds received pursuant to Rule 1304.1. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, January 22 and February 19, 2016)
  • 39. Annual RECLAIM Audit Report for 2014 Compliance Year

    Mohsen Nazemi 909-396-2662
    The annual report on the NOx and 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 twenty-first 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 the 2014 Compliance Year is included in the report. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, February 19, 2016)
  • 40. Approve and Adopt Technology Advancement Office 2015 Clean Fuels Program Annual Report, 2016 Plan Update, and Resolution

    Matt Miyasato 909-396-3249
    Energy Policy logoEach year by March 31, the Technology Advancement Office must submit to the California Legislative Analyst 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, the 2016 Clean Fuels Program Draft Plan Update was presented to the Technology Committee for review and comment at its October 16, 2015 meeting and included as an attachment to the Technology Committee report for the full Board. This action is to approve and adopt the final Technology Advancement Clean Fuels Program Annual Report for 2015 and 2016 Plan Update as well as the resolution finding that proposed projects do not duplicate any past or present programs. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2016; Recommended for Approval)
  • OTHER BUSINESS

    41. Consider Request by State Senate Environmental Quality Committee for Board to Reconsider December 2015 Amendments to NOx RECLAIM Program

    Kurt Wiese 909-396-3460
    This item is to consider a request by the State Senate Environmental Quality Committee and other members of the state Senate to reconsider the Board’s December 2015 amendments to the NOx RECLAIM program. Possible actions include directing staff to notice additional amendments to the NOx RECLAIM program. (No Committee Review)

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)

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

It is necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(1) to confer with its counsel regarding pending litigation which has been initiated formally and to which the SCAQMD is a party. The actions are:

  • Communities for a Better Environment v. SCAQMD, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS153472 (Phillips 66);

  • People of the State of California, ex rel SCAQMD v. Exide Technologies,Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC533528;

  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Exide Technologies, Inc., SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 3151-29 (Order for Abatement);

  • Exide Technologies, Inc., Petition for Variance, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 3151-31;

  • In re: Exide Technologies, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware Case No. 13-11482 (KJC) (Bankruptcy case);

  • People of the State of California, ex rel SCAQMD v. Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC608322;

  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Southern California Gas Company, Aliso Canyon Storage Facility, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 137-76 (Order   for Abatement);

  • Fast Lane Transportation, Inc. et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Contra Costa County Superior Court Case No. MSN14-0300 (formerly South Coast Air Quality Management District v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS 143381) (SCIG);

  • Friends of the Eel River v. North Coast Railway Authority, California Supreme Court Case No. S222472 (amicus brief);

  • Physicians for Social Responsibility, et al. v. U.S. EPA, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 14-73362 (1-Hour ozone);

  • SCAQMD v. City of Moreno Valley, et al., Riverside County Superior Court, Case Nos. RIC 1511213 and RIC 1601988 (World Logistics Center);

  • SCAQMD v. U.S. EPA, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 13-73936 (Morongo Redesignation);

  • SCAQMD v. U.S. EPA, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 15-71600 (Pechanga Redesignation);

  • SCAQMD v. U.S. EPA, D.C. Circuit Court Case No. 15-1115 (RFP for Coachella);

  • Sierra Club v. County of Fresno, California Supreme Court Case No. S219783 (amicus brief);

  • Sierra Club, et al. v. U.S. EPA, U.S. District Court for Northern District of California Case No. 3:14-CV-04596 (PM2.5 designation to serious); and

  •  WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. EPA, D.C. Circuit Court Case No. 14-1145 (PM2.5 moderate designation).

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – INITIATING LITIGATION

It is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(a) and 54956.9(d)(4) to consider initiation of litigation (two cases).

It is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54956.9(d)(2) to confer with legal counsel for:

ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Facts: Executive Officer Performance Evaluation/Discipline/Dismissal/Release/Resignation

It is also necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code §54957 as specified below:

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION/DISCIPLINE/DISMISSAL/RELEASE/RESIGNATION

                        Title:  Executive Officer

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT

                        Title:  Acting Executive Officer


OPEN SESSION

42. 

Public Employee Compensation/Severance 

Burke

43.

Public Employee Compensation

Burke

 




Public Employee 

Public Employee 

Public Employee 


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 SCAQMD 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 SCAQMD'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 Clerk of the Boards 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.

'' = These items are related to the implementation of the SCAQMD Air Quality-Related Energy Policy.

ACRONYMS

AQIP = Air Quality Investment Program
AQMP= Air Quality Management Plan
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
CTG = Control Techniques Guideline
DOE = Department of Energy
DERA= Diesel Emissions Reduction Act
EV = Electric Vehicle
FY = Fiscal Year
GHG = Greenhouse Gas
HRA = Health Risk Assessment
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
NATTS = National AIr Toxics Trends Station
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
OEHHA = Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Assessment Monitoring Stations
PAMS = Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations
PAR = Proposed Amended Rule
PEV = Plug-In Electric Vehicle
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
SULEV = Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
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