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Governing Board Meeting Agenda: January 8, 2021

A meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at 9:00 AM.

Pursuant to Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders N-25-20 (March 12, 2020) and N-29-20 (March 17, 2020), the Governing Board meeting will only be conducted via video conferencing and by telephone. Please follow the instructions below to join the meeting remotely.


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Meeting Procedures

  • The public meeting of the South Coast AQMD Governing Board begins at 9:00 a.m. The Governing Board generally will consider items in the order listed on the agenda. However, any item may be considered in any order.
  • After taking action on any agenda item not requiring a public hearing, the Board may reconsider or amend the item at any time during the meeting.

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 at South Coast AQMD’s web page (www.aqmd.gov).

Americans with Disabilities Act and Language Accessibility
Disability and language-related accommodations can be requested to allow participation in the Governing Board meeting. The agenda will be made available, upon request, in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability (Gov’t Code Section 54954.2(a)). In addition, other documents may be requested in alternative formats and languages. Any disability or language-related accommodation must be requested as soon as practicable. Requests will be accommodated unless providing the accommodation would result in a fundamental alteration or undue burden to the South Coast AQMD. Please contact the Clerk of the Boards Office at (909) 396-2500 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, or send the request to cob@aqmd.gov

A webcast of the meeting is available for viewing at:
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Call To Order

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call
  • Swearing in of Newly Appointed Board Member Sheila Kuehl
    Burke
  • Opening Comments:
    William A. Burke, Ed.D., Chair
    Other Board Members
    Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer
  • Recognize Employees with Twenty, Twenty-Five, Thirty and Thirty-Five Years of Service
    Burke


PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
 

(Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items, Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.3) 
The public may comment on any subject within the South Coast AQMD’s authority that does not appear on the agenda, during the Public Comment Period. Each speaker addressing non-agenda items may be limited to a total of (3) minutes.

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items 1 through 17)

Note:  Consent Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 18



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  • 2. Set Public Hearing February 5, 2021 to Consider Adoption of and/or Amendments to South Coast AQMD Rules and Regulations

    Wayne Nastri

    (909) 396-3131
    Nakamura (909) 396-3105

    Determine That Proposed Rule 1150.3 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Combustion Equipment at Landfills, Is Exempt from CEQA and Adopt Rule 1150.3

    Proposed Rule 1150.3 (PR 1150.3) will establish NOx and CO emission limits for boilers, process heaters, and turbines located at municipal solid waste landfills and landfill gas to energy facilities. PR 1150.3 also includes provisions for emissions monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that Proposed Rule 1150.3 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Combustion Equipment at Landfills, is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and
    2) Adopting Rule 1150.3 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Combustion Equipment at Landfills. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, November 20, 2020)




  • Budget/Fiscal Impact


    3. Recognize Revenue, Transfer Funds and Execute Contract and MOU to Develop and Demonstrate Capture and Control System for Oil Tankers Project

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    South Coast AQMD received an award of $10,000,000 to develop and demonstrate Capture and Control System for Oil Tankers Project under CARB’s FY 2019-20 Low Carbon Transportation Program, with additional cost share from the San Pedro Bay Port. These actions are to: 1) recognize up to $10,000,000 from CARB and up to $666,667 from San Pedro Bay Ports into Clean Shipping Technology Demonstration Special Revenue Fund (83); 2) transfer up to $1,000,000 of South Coast AQMD project cost-share to be reduced by an amount equivalent to any cost-share received from the San Pedro Bay Ports and up to $9,500,000 as a temporary loan from the Air Quality Investment Fund (27) into Fund 83; 3) execute a contract with STAX Engineering, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $10,500,021 to demonstrate Capture and Control System for Oil Tankers; 4) execute an MOU with San Pedro Bay Ports; and 5) reimburse the General Fund up to $500,000 from Fund 83 for administrative costs. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, December 18, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 4. Implement Year 22 Carl Moyer, SOON, Rule 2202 AQIP, FARMER and Community Air Protection Programs by Recognizing Funds from CARB, Executing and Amending Contracts, and Reimbursing Administrative Costs

    Naveen Berry

    (909) 396-2363
    Errata to Item No. 4
    In August 2020, the Program Announcements for the Year 22 Carl Moyer and Surplus Off-Road Op-In for NOx (SOON) Programs closed. This year, in addition to the traditional sources of Carl Moyer and AB 923 funds, funding from the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP), Rule 2202 Air Quality Investment Program (AQIP) and Funding Agricultural Replacement Measures for Emission Reductions (FARMER) Program will also be available to fund Carl Moyer and SOON projects. These actions are to: 1) amend a Resolution to recognize additional Community Air Protection Program funds from CARB; 2) execute contracts for Year 22 Carl Moyer, SOON, Rule 2202 AQIP, FARMER and Community Air Protection Programs; 3) amend a contract for continued technical assistance related to implementation of the Carl Moyer Program, 4) authorize the Executive Officer to redistribute the source of funds for the various incentive program grants to ensure program liquidation targets are met; and 5) reimburse administrative costs for the Community Air Protection Program. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, December 18, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 5. Transfer Funds and Amend Contracts for Commercial Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment Incentive and Exchange Program

    Naveen Berry

    (909) 396-2363
    In October 2017, the Board recognized funds from the U.S. EPA’s 2016 Targeted Air Shed Grant Program for the Commercial Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment Incentive and Exchange Program. Subsequently, in April 2018, the Board approved additional funding from Rule 2202 AQIP Special Revenue Fund (27), and execution of contracts with qualified manufacturers and suppliers of zero emission commercial lawn and garden equipment. In October 2019, the Board approved the transfer of funds from Rule 1111 Air Quality Investment Fund (27) to provide a Plus Up Discount for eligible lawn and garden equipment. Due to the continued high demand for the Plus Up Discount, staff is requesting to further augment funding in an amount not to exceed $350,000 from Fund 27; transfer $350,000 to the Advanced Technology, Outreach and Education Fund (17); and amend contracts to provide additional Plus Up Discount funds. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, December 18, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 6. Establish Financial Incentive Program to Reduce Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Hexavalent Chromium Plating Facilities, Issue Program Opportunity Notices, Execute Contracts, Release Unspent Project Funds, and Reimburse General Fund

    Susan Nakamura

    (909) 396-3105
    As part of CARB’s Community Air Protection incentive funds, $5,040,000 was approved for projects to reduce hexavalent chromium emissions from hexavalent chromium plating facilities. Emission reductions from metal processing facilities was a recommended action in the East Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, West Commerce Community Emission Reduction Plan under AB 617. Staff is recommending establishment of a financial incentive program to assist hexavalent chromium plating facilities in environmental justice communities with a focus on the AB 617 communities to implement projects which will reduce hexavalent chromium emissions beyond existing regulatory requirements and further decrease community exposure to hexavalent chromium. This action is to: 1) Establish a financial incentive program using CARB’s Community Air Protection grant funding to assist hexavalent chromium plating facilities to reduce hexavalent chromium emissions; 2) Approve issuance of two Program Opportunity Notices, for facilities and contractors; 3) Authorize the Executive Officer to execute contracts with selected entities to implement the program; 4) Release unspent project funds to be used by the back-up list of mobile source projects; and 5) Reimburse the General Fund for program administrative costs.(Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, November 20, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 7. Appropriate Funds and Amend Existing Contract for Consultant Services for South Coast AQMD’s Why Healthy Air Matters Program to Correct Funding

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    At the September 4, 2020 meeting, the Board approved the expansion of the Why Healthy Air Matters (WHAM) Program. These actions are to appropriate $1,000,000 from BP ARCO Funds (Fund 46) to accurately reflect the Governing Board action on September 4, 2020, and to amend the contract for consultant services. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, December 11, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 8. Execute a Contract for Planning, Organizing, and Facilitating South Coast AQMD’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Forum and Cesar Chavez Day of Remembrance

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    The current contract with Lee Andrews Group, Inc. for planning, organizing, and facilitating South Coast AQMD’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Forum and Cesar Chavez Day of Remembrance expires September 30, 2021. This action is to execute a three-year contract with Lee Andrews Group, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $150,000 per year. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, December 11, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 9. Approve Transfer of Monies from General Fund to Health Effects Research Fund

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    In 2008, the Board established a Health Effects Research Fund initially funded at $1.5 million from the BP ARCO Settlement Fund (Fund 46). The Board further authorized, upon annual Board approval, the transfer of 20 percent of annual penalty money received that exceeds $4 million in receipts to the Health Effects Research Fund (Fund 48). At the September 4, 2020 meeting, the Board modified the policy such that prior to making any transfers to the Health Effects Research Fund, the identified penalty money would first be used to fund Why Healthy Air Matters (WHAM), Environmental Justice Education Outreach and Initiatives and Clean Air Program for Elementary Students (C.A.P.E.S.) programs. This action is to transfer the balance of the 20 percent of annual penalty money received in FY 2019-20 that exceeds $4 million to the Health Effects Research Fund after accounting for funds used for the WHAM, Environmental Justice Education Outreach and Initiatives and C.A.P.E.S programs. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee December 11, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 10. Approve Contract Awards and Allocation of Funds as Approved by MSRC


    McCallon

    The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) approved two replacement contracts as part of their FYs 2016-18 Work Program. As part of the MSRC’s FYs 2018-21 Work Program, the MSRC approved an award to Geographics for hosting and maintenance of the MSRC’s existing website as well as a funding allocation to partner with South Coast AQMD and other regional partners in a proposal seeking funding under the joint CARB/CEC “Zero-Emission Drayage Truck and Infrastructure Pilot Project” solicitation. At this time the MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract awards and allocation as part of the FYs 2016-18 and 2018-21 Work Programs. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Committee, December 17, 2020; Recommended for Approval)




  • Items 11 through 17 - Information Only/Receive and File


    11. Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Report

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    This report highlights the November 2020 outreach activities of the Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Office, which includes: Major Events, Community Events/Public Meetings, Environmental Justice Update, Speakers Bureau/Visitor Services, Communications Center, Public Information Center, Business Assistance, Media Relations and Outreach to Business and Federal, State and Local Government. (No Committee Review)

  • 12. Hearing Board Report

    Julie Prussack

    (909) 396-2822
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of November 1 through November 30, 2020. (No Committee Review)

  • 13. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Bayron Gilchrist

    (909) 396-3535
    This reports the monthly penalties from November 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020, and legal actions filed by the General Counsel's Office from November 1, through November 30, 2020. An Index of South Coast AQMD Rules is attached with the penalty report. (No Committee Review)

  • 14. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received

    Susan Nakamura

    (909) 396-3105
    This report provides a listing of CEQA documents received by the South Coast AQMD between November 1, 2020 and November 31, 2020, and those projects for which the South Coast AQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA. (No Committee Review)

  • 15. Report of RFPs Scheduled for Release in January

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    This report summarizes the RFPs for budgeted services over $100,000 scheduled to be released for advertisement for the month of January. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, December 11, 2020)

  • 16. Rule and Control Measure Forecast

    Philip Fine

    (909) 396-2239
    This report highlights South Coast AQMD rulemaking activities and public hearings scheduled for 2021, and provides a summary of implementation of the 2016 AQMP in 2020. (No Committee Review)

  • 17. Status Report on Major Ongoing and Upcoming Projects for Information Management

    Ron Moskowitz

    (909) 396-3329
    Information Management is responsible for data systems management services in support of all South Coast AQMD operations. This item is to provide the monthly status report on major automation contracts and planned projects. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, December 11, 2020)



  • BOARD CALENDAR

    Note: The Mobile Source and Stationary Source Committees did not meet in December. The next regular meetings of the Mobile Source and Stationary Source Committees are scheduled for January 22, 2021

    19. Administrative Committee

    Wayne Nastri

    (909) 396-3131
    Chair: Burke
    (Receive & File)

  • 20. Legislative Committee

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    Chair: Mitchell
    Receive and file; and take the following action as recommended:

    Agenda Item

    Recommendation

    HR 7822 (Blunt Rochester)
    Public Health Air Quality Act  

    Work with Author

  • 21. Technology Committee

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    Chair: Buscaino
    (Receive & File)

  • 22. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

    Naveen Berry

    (909) 396-2363
    Board Liaison: Benoit
    (Receive & File)

  • 23. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report

    Faye Thomas

    (909) 396-3268
    Board Rep: Mitchell
    (Receive & File)




  • Staff Presentation/Board Discussion


    24. Budget and Economic Outlook Update (Presentation In Lieu of Board Letter)

    Jill Whynot

    (909) 396-3104
    Staff will provide an update on economic indicators and key South Coast AQMD metrics. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, December 11, 2020)




  • PUBLIC HEARING

    25. Certify Final Environmental Assessment and Adopt Proposed Rule 1407.1 – Control of Toxic Air Contaminant Emissions from Chromium Alloy Melting Operations

    Susan Nakamura

    (909) 396-3105
    Proposed Rule 1407.1 will reduce hexavalent chromium, arsenic, cadmium and nickel emissions from chromium alloy melting operations. Proposed Rule 1407.1 establishes point source emission limits, housekeeping requirements, building enclosure provisions, source testing requirements, and monitoring, reporting and recordkeeping requirements. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Rule 1407.1 – Control of Toxic Air Contaminant Emissions from Chromium Alloy Melting Operations; and 2) Adopting Proposed Rule 1407.1 – Control of Toxic Air Contaminant Emissions from Chromium Alloy Melting Operations. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, November 20, 2020)

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

Bayron Gilchrist 909-396-3459 (No Written Material)


CLOSED SESSION - (No Written Material)

It is necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code sections 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. BS161399 (RECLAIM);
  • Communities for a Better Environment v. South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. 19STCP05239 (Tesoro II);
  • People of the State of California, ex rel. SCAQMD v. Exide Technologies, Inc., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC533528;
  • In re: Exide Technologies, Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Case No. 13-11482 (KJC) (Bankruptcy Case); Delaware District Court, Case No.: 19-00891 (Appellate Case); United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, Case No. 20-1858;
  • In re: Exide Holdings Inc., U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware, Case No. 20-11157 (CSS) (Bankruptcy Case);
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Southern California Gas Company, Aliso Canyon Storage Facility, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 137-76 (Order for Abatement); People of the State of California, ex rel SCAQMD v. Southern California Gas Company, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC608322; Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding No. 4861;
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Torrance Refining Company, LLC, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 6060-5 (Order for Abatement);
  • CalPortland Company v. South Coast Air Quality Management District; Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District; and Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer, and Does 1-100, San Bernardino County Superior Court, Case No. CIV DS 19258941;
  • Downwinders at Risk et al. v. EPA, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 19-1024 (consolidated with Sierra Club, et al. v. EPA, No. 15-1465);
  • SCAQMD, et al. v. Elaine L. Chao, et al., District Court for the District of Columbia, Case No. 1:19-cv-03436-KBJ;
  • SCAQMD, et al. v. EPA, United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 19-1241 (consolidated with Union of Concerned Scientists v. NHTSA, No. 19-1230);
  • SCAQMD, et al. v. NHTSA, EPA, et al., United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Filed May 28, 2020;
  • Association of Irritated Residents v. U.S. EPA, SCAQMD, SJVUAPCD, et al., United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 19-71223; and
  • SCAQMD v. City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Council, City of LA Harbor Dept., LA Board of Harbor Commissioners, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. 20STCP02985.


CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – INITIATING LITIGATION

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



CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION

Also, it is necessary for the Board to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54956.9(d)(2) to confer with its counsel because there is a significant exposure to litigation against the SCAQMD (two cases).

Letter from Steven J. Olson, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, on behalf of ExxonMobil Corporation, dated August 22, 2018.



CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATORS

It Is also necessary to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 to confer with labor negotiators:

  • Agency Designated Representative:  A. John Olvera, Deputy Executive Officer – Administrative & Human Resources;
  • Employee Organization(s): Teamsters Local 911, and South Coast AQMD Professional Employees Association; and
  • Unrepresented Employees: Designated Deputies and Management and Confidential employees. 


ADJOURNMENT

***PUBLIC COMMENTS***

Members of the public are afforded an opportunity to speak on any agenda item before consideration of that item. Persons wishing to speak may do so remotely via Zoom or telephone. To provide public comments via a Desktop/Laptop or Smartphone, click on the “Raise Hand” at the bottom of the screen, or if participating via Dial-in/Telephone Press *9. This will signal to the host that you would like to provide a public comment and you will be added to the list.

All agendas are posted at South Coast AQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. At the beginning of the agenda, an opportunity is also provided for the public to speak on any subject within the South Coast AQMD's authority. Speakers may be limited to a total of three (3) minutes for the entirety of the Consent Calendar plus Board Calendar, and three (3) minutes or less for each of the other agenda items.

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 the Public Comment Period 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. Individuals who wish to submit written or electronic comments must submit such comments to the Clerk of the Board, South Coast AQMD, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4178, (909) 396-2500, or to cob@aqmd.gov, on or before 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the Board meeting.

ACRONYMS

AQ-SPEC = Air Quality Sensor Performance Evaluation Center
AQIP = Air Quality Investment Program
AQMP = Air Quality Management Plan
AVR = Average Vehicle Ridership
BACT = Best Available Control Technology
BARCT = Best Available Retrofit 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
DOE = Department of Energy
EV = Electric Vehicle
EV/BEV = electric vehicle/battery 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
PAMS = Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations
PEV = Plug-In Electric Vehicle
PHEV = Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
PM10 = Particulate Matter £ 10 microns
PM2.5 = Particulate Matter < 2.5 microns
RECLAIM = Regional Clean Air Incentives Market
RFP = Request for Proposals
RFQ = Request for Quotations
RFQQ = Request for Qualifications and Quotations
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
VOC = Volatile Organic Compound
ZEV = Zero Emission Vehicle

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION

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Please note: During the meeting, all participants will be placed on Mute by the host. You will not be able to mute or unmute your lines manually.

After each agenda item, the Chairman will announce public comment.

Speakers may be limited to a total of 3 minutes for the entirety of the consent calendar plus board calendar, and three minutes or less for each of the other agenda items.

A countdown timer will be displayed on the screen for each public comment.

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Once you raise your hand to provide public comment, your name will be added to the speaker list. Your name will be called when it is your turn to comment. The host will then unmute your line.

Directions for Video ZOOM on a DESKTOP/LAPTOP:

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