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Governing Board Meeting Agenda: October 7, 2022

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

Pursuant to Assembly Bill 361, a meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 7, 2022 through a hybrid format of in-person attendance in the Dr. William A. Burke Auditorium at the South Coast AQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California, and/or virtual attendance via videoconferencing and by telephone. Please follow the instructions below to join the meeting remotely.

Given health and safety concerns, seating availability may be limited, and the meeting format may be changed to full remote via webcast. Please refer to South Coast AQMD’s website for information regarding the format of the meeting, updates if the meeting is changed to a full remote via webcast format, and details on how to participate:

http://www.aqmd.gov/home/news-events/meeting-agendas-minutes

Face coverings: In accordance with state and local public health department guidelines, people may choose to wear a mask based on personal preference while in South Coast AQMD facilities.

ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

(Instructions provided at bottom of the agenda)

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Audience will be allowed to provide public comment in person or through Zoom connection or telephone.


PUBLIC COMMENT WILL STILL BE TAKEN

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Questions About an Agenda Item

  • The name and telephone number of the appropriate staff person to call for additional information or to resolve concerns is listed for each agenda item.
  • In preparation for the meeting, you are encouraged to obtain whatever clarifying information may be needed to allow the Board to move expeditiously in its deliberations.

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 for public review at South Coast AQMD’s Clerk of the Boards Office, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 or 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. 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:
http://www.aqmd.gov/home/news-events/webcast

Call To Order

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call
  • Opening Comments:
    Ben J. Benoit, Chair
    Other Board Members
    Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer


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 AND BOARD CALENDAR (Items 1 through 29)

Note:  Consent and Board Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 30.


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  • 3. Set Public Hearings to Consider Adoption of and/or Amendments to South Coast AQMD Rules and Regulations:

    Wayne Nastri

    (909) 396-3131
    November 4, 2022

    Sarah Rees
    (909) 396-2856
    ADetermine That Reclassification of Coachella Valley for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard and Updated Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets Are Exempt from CEQA and Approve Request to Reclassify Coachella Valley for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone Standard and Updated Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets

    The Clean Air Act requires that transportation activities do not interfere with air quality progress for attainment or maintenance of air quality standards. To that end, Motor Vehicle Emissions Budgets (MVEB) are required for each air quality standard for which an area is in nonattainment. Coachella Valley is classified as a “severe” nonattainment area for the 2008 ozone standard. Accordingly, MVEBs were established in the 2016 AQMP and the 2018 SIP Update and were subsequently approved by U.S. EPA in 2020. Since then, an updated on-road mobile source emissions model has estimated emissions which exceed the budget. Because the new emission estimates exceed the budget, new transportation projects are not allowed in the region, impacting projects worth approximately $26 billion. Reclassifying the Coachella Valley to “extreme” nonattainment provides an opportunity to develop a new SIP and adjust the budgets, resolving this situation. This action is to approve the voluntary reclassification request and the new MVEBs for the 2008 ozone standard and submit them to U.S. EPA. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, August 19, 2022)

    Michael Krause
    (909) 396-2706
    B. Determine That Proposed Amended Rule 1148.2 – Notification and Reporting Requirements for Oil and Gas Wells and Chemical Suppliers, Is Exempt from CEQA and Amend Rule 1148.2

    Rule 1148.2 – Notification and Reporting Requirements for Oil and Gas Wells and Chemical Suppliers is a notification rule for facilities that operate oil and gas wells. Proposed Amended Rule 1148.2 (PAR 1148.2) will address notification and reporting concerns raised by Wilmington, Carson, and West Long Beach and South Los Angeles AB 617 communities. PAR 1148.2 adds notification requirements to include both acidizing work for injection wells and diesel-fueled workover rig operations. PAR 1148.2 also includes annual reporting requirements for chemicals used during well operations. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that Proposed Amended Rule 1148.2 – Notification and Reporting Requirements for Oil and Gas Wells and Chemical Suppliers, is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, and 2) Amending Rule 1148.2 – Notification and Reporting Requirements for Oil and Gas Wells and Chemical Suppliers. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 16, 2022)

    Michael Krause
    (909) 396-2706
    C. Certify Final Subsequent Environment Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 1168 – Adhesive and Sealant Applications; and Amend Rule 1168

    Proposed Amended Rule 1168 will delay VOC limit effective dates or increase VOC limits for certain categories where the technology assessment demonstrated the proposed effective dates or limits are not feasible; create further subcategories to better characterize and refine VOC limits; prohibit the use of para-Chlorobenzotrifluoride (pCBtF) and tertiary-Butyl Acetate (t-BAc); and clarify rule language. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Subsequent Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 1168 – Adhesive and Sealant Applications; and 2) Amending Rule 1168 – Adhesive and Sealant Applications. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 16, 2022)

    Michael Krause
    (909) 396-2706
    D. Determine That Proposed Rule 1460 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Metal Recycling and Shredding Operations Is Exempt from CEQA, and Adopt Proposed Rule 1460

    Proposed Rule 1460 will reduce fugitive dust emissions from metal recycling and metal shredding facilities by requiring housekeeping and best management practice provisions facilities to register with South Coast AQMD. Proposed Rule 1460 addresses an air quality priority identified by the Southeast Los Angeles and South Los Angeles Community Emission Reduction Plans that were developed under the AB 617 program. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that Proposed Rule 1460 - Control of Particulate Emissions from Metal Recycling and Shredding Operations, is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Adopting Proposed Rule 1460 - Control of Particulate Emissions from Metal Recycling and Shredding Operations. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 16, 2022)

    December 2, 2022

    Sarah Rees
    (909) 396-2856
    E. Certify Final Program Environmental Impact Report for 2022 AQMP and Adopt Draft Final 2022 AQMP

    The 2022 Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP) is the blueprint for how the region will meet the 2015 8-hour ozone national ambient air quality standard. The 2022 AQMP has been developed in partnership with CARB, U.S. EPA, SCAG and stakeholders throughout the region, including input from local government, health and environmental organizations and the business community. It identifies control measures needed to meet the 2015 8-hour ozone standard for the South Coast Air Basin and Coachella Valley by the 2037 deadline. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Program Environmental Impact Report for the 2022 AQMP and; 2) Adopting the 2022 AQMP. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 18, and September 16, 2022; Board Meetings March 4, May 12, and August 5, 2022)
  • Items 4 through 13 -- Budget/Fiscal Impact


    4. Execute Contract to Demonstrate Zero-Emission Port Equipment and Mobile Hydrogen Refueler

    Aaron Katzenstein

    (909) 396-2219

    Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (TAI) is developing a hydrogen mobile refueler that can be used to support fuel cell powered off-road equipment. Under this project, a mobile hydrogen refueler will be used to support fuel cell powered cargo handling equipment at the Port of Los Angeles. This action is to execute a contract with TAI to develop a hydrogen mobile refueler in an amount not to exceed $900,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31).  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, September 16, 2022; Recommended for Approval)

  • 5. Transfer Funds to Assist Small Fleets in Purchasing Low NOx and Zero-Emission Trucks Under the Voucher Incentive Program

    Aaron Katzenstein

    (909) 396-2219
    South Coast AQMD has implemented the Carl Moyer On-Road Heavy-Duty Vehicles Voucher Incentive Program (VIP) since 2009. The program is experiencing higher demand due to recently increased funding amounts and an upcoming compliance deadline under the CARB Truck & Bus Regulation. Therefore, additional funds are needed to implement truck projects to assist small fleets in purchasing low NOx and zero-emission replacement trucks under the VIP. This action is to transfer up to $10 million from the Carl Moyer Program AB 923 Special Revenue Fund (80) to the VIP Fund (59) to implement truck projects. (Reviewed; Technology Committee, September 16, 2022; Recommended for Approval)

  • 6. Adopt Resolution to Authorize Participation as CARB At-Berth Regulation Remediation Fund Administrator, Establish Special Revenue Fund, Recognize Funds, and Reimburse General Fund for Administrative Costs

    Aaron Katzenstein

    (909) 396-2219
    In May 2022, CARB invited South Coast AQMD to apply to be a Remediation Fund Administrator per the CARB Ocean-Going Vessels At-Berth Regulation. Use of the Remediation Fund supports alternative pathways for compliance with the Ocean-Going Vessels At-Berth Regulation in limited circumstances where operators or ports are otherwise unable to reduce emissions. Monies paid by these entities will be collected into a remediation fund to be managed and distributed by the administrator to fund incentive projects designed to achieve emission reductions. These actions are to: 1) adopt a Resolution authorizing participation in CARB’s Remediation Fund Program as a Remediation Fund Administrator, acceptance of the terms and conditions of the Regulation’s Remediation Fund administration requirements, and execution of a subsequent MOU with CARB; 2) establish the At-Berth Regulation Remediation Special Revenue Fund (88) upon execution of the MOU; 3) recognize, upon receipt, funds from CARB into Fund (88); and 4) reimburse the General Fund for up to 10 percent from the At-Berth Regulation Remediation Special Revenue Fund (88) for administrative costs to implement funding towards incentive programs.. (Reviewed; Technology Committee, September 16, 2022; Recommended for Approval)

  • 7. Amend Contracts for Technical Assistance with Incentive Program Implementation and Carl Moyer Program Awards

    Aaron Katzenstein

    (909) 396-2219
    In April 2021, the Board released an RFQ for technical assistance with South Coast AQMD’s Technology Advancement activities and implementation efforts. A contract with Green Paradigm Consulting, Inc. was executed to provide technical assistance with Carl Moyer and Community Air Protection program implementation. Also, in January 2022, the Board approved awards for projects received under Program Announcements for the Carl Moyer and Surplus Off-Road Opt-In NOx (SOON) incentive programs. Staff has identified projects that require adjustments and is requesting Board approval to amend awards under the Carl Moyer and SOON programs. These actions are to: 1) amend a contract with Green Paradigm Consulting, Inc. adding $100,000 ($50,000 each) from administrative portions of Carl Moyer Fund (32) and Community Air Protection AB 134 Fund (77); and 2) amend Carl Moyer and SOON program awards approved by the Board in January 2022. (Reviewed; Technology Committee, September 16, 2022; Recommended for Approval)

  • 8. Issue Purchase Order for Ingres Relational Database Management System Software Support

    Ron Moskowitz

    (909) 396-3329

    The Ingres Relational Database Management System is used for the implementation of the Central Information Repository database. This database is used by most enterprise-level software applications at South Coast AQMD and currently supports a suite of client/server and web-based applications known collectively as the Clean Air Support System (CLASS). CLASS applications are used to support all of South Coast AQMD’s core activities. Licensing, maintenance, and support for this software expires on November 29, 2022. This action is to obtain approval for a three-year contract with Actian Corporation for a total amount not to exceed $1,497,024. Funds for the first year’s expense are included in the FY 2022-23 Budget and will be included in subsequent fiscal year budget requests. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 9, 2022; Recommended for Approval)

  • 9. Appropriate Funds for Consultant Services for South Coast AQMD's Environmental Justice Outreach and Initiatives, Clean Air Program for Elementary Students and Why Healthy Air Matters Program

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    At the September 4, 2020 meeting, the Board appropriated funds for the Environmental Justice Outreach and Initiatives and Clean Air Program for Elementary Students (CAPES) at $360,000 per year in FY 2021-22 and FY 2022-23 and the Why Healthy Air Matters (WHAM) Program to add $1,000,000 per year in FY 2021- 22 and FY 2022-23. Funding is provided from 20 percent of the annual penalty money received in excess of $4 million from the General Fund. Sufficient annual penalty funding is not available for the Environmental Justice Outreach and Initiatives and CAPES and WHAM in FY 2022-23 based on this formula, and Board action is required to provide $1,088,425 from BP ARCO Fund (Fund 46). This action is to appropriate funds for the Board approved contracts. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 9, 2022; Recommended for Approval)

  • 10. Amend FY 2022-23 Budget By Adding and Deleting Positions Throughout the Agency to Address Operational Needs

    John Olvera

    (909) 396-2309
    This item is to amend the FY 2022-23 Budget to add and delete positions throughout the agency in order to address operational needs. This action will result in an increased annual cost of $5.1 million. Funding for the budget will be appropriated into the FY 2022-23 Budget from the Undesignated (Unassigned) Fund Balance and will be requested in future budgets. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 9, 2022; Recommended for Approval)

  • 11. Approve Amendments to MOU with South Coast AQMD Professional Employees Association Regarding Employer Contributions for Health Insurance Premiums

    John Olvera

    (909) 396-2309
    This item is to amend the FY 2022-23 Budget to add and delete positions throughout the agency in order to address operational needs. This action will result in an increased annual cost of $5.1 million. Funding for the budget will be appropriated into the FY 2022-23 Budget from the Undesignated (Unassigned) Fund Balance and will be requested in future budgets. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 9, 2022; Recommended for Approval)

  • 12. Amend Provisions of South Coast AQMD’s Salary Resolution, Teamsters Local 911 MOU and SC-PEA MOU Relating to Vacation Leave Accrual Limitations

    John Olvera

    (909) 396-2309

    Employees whose vacation accrual balances exceed 360 hours by the end of the last pay period beginning in December cannot accrue additional vacation until their balances are lowered to 360 hours. Due to operational needs, staff has been required to restrict the use of vacation leave time and, as a result, a substantial number of employees will exceed the accrual limits on vacation leave balances and will not be able to accrue vacation leave until their balance is below the threshold. This action is to seek approval of amendments to applicable provisions of the South Coast AQMD Salary Resolution, Teamsters Local 911 MOU, and SC-PEA MOU to temporarily increase the vacation leave accrual threshold to 450 hours and to extend the deadline to meet the limitation by two months. (No Committee Review)

  • 13. Approve Contract Modification Approved by MSRC


    McCallon

    As part of their FYs 2021-24 Work Program, the MSRC exercised the option clause to extend the contract with the Better World Group Advisors for programmatic outreach services and allocated $183,100 for the contract extension. At this time, the MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract modification.

  • Items 14 through 21 – Information Only/Receive and File


    14. Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Report

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    This report highlights the August 2022 outreach activities of Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Office, which includes Major Events, Community Events/Public Meetings, Environmental Justice Update, AB 617, Speakers Bureau/Visitor Services, Communications Center, Public Information Center, Small Business Assistance, Media Relations, and Outreach to Community Groups and Federal, State and Local Governments. (No Committee Review)

  • 15. Hearing Board Report

    Cynthia Verdugo-Peralta

    (909) 396-2500
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of August 1 through August 31, 2022. (No Committee Review)

  • 16. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Bayron Gilchrist

    (909) 396-3459
    This report summarizes monthly penalties and legal actions filed by the General Counsel's Office from August 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022. An Index of South Coast AQMD Rules is attached with the penalty report. (Reviewed:  Stationary Source Committee, September 16, 2022)

  • 17. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received

    Sarah Rees

    (909) 396-2856
    This report provides a listing of CEQA documents received by South Coast AQMD between August 1, 2022 and August 31, 2022, and those projects for which South Coast AQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, September 16, 2022)

  • 18. Rule and Control Measure Forecast

    Sarah Rees

    (909) 396-2856
    This report highlights South Coast AQMD rulemaking activities and public hearings scheduled for 2022. (No Committee Review)

  • 19. 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 action is to provide the monthly status report on major automation contracts and planned projects. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 9, 2022)

  • 20. 2022 Annual Progress Report for AB 617 Community Emissions Reduction Plans

    Kathryn Higgins

    (909) 396-3309

    This report summarizes the actions taken and corresponding results during the implementation of AB 617 Community Emissions Reduction Plans from September 2019 to June 2022. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee September 16, 2022)

  • 21. Report to Legislature and CARB on South Coast AQMD's Regulatory Activities for Calendar Year 2021

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    South Coast AQMD is required by law to submit a report to the Legislature and CARB on its regulatory activities for the preceding calendar year. The report is to include a summary of each rule and rule amendment adopted by South Coast AQMD, number of permits issued, denied, or cancelled, emission offset transactions, budget and forecast, and an update on the Clean Fuels program. Also included is the Annual RECLAIM Audit Report, as required by RECLAIM Rule 2015 - Backstop Provisions. (No Committee Review)

  • Item 22 – Staff Presentation/Board Discussion/Receive and File


    22. 2022 AQMP, Socioeconomic Report, and CARB State Strategy for the SIP (Presentation in lieu of Board Letter)

    Sarah Rees

    (909) 396-2856

    South Coast AQMD staff will provide a summary of work to date on the 2022 AQMP, focusing on the costs and benefits described in the Draft Socioeconomic Report. CARB staff will also provide an overview of the SIP that is included as a key component of the 2022 AQMP. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 18, and September 16, 2022; Board Meetings March 4, May 12, and August 5, 2022)

  • Items 23 through 29 -- Reports for Committees and CARB


    23. Administrative Committee

    Wayne Nastri

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

  • 24. Legislative Committee

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    Chair: Cacciotti
    Receive & File

  • 25. Mobile Source Committee

    Sarah Rees

    (909) 396-2856
    Chair: Kracov
    (Receive & File)

  • 26. Stationary Source Committee

    Jason Aspell

    (909) 396-2491
    Chair: Benoit
    (Receive & File)

  • 27. Technology Committee

    Aaron Katzenstein

    (909) 396-2219
    Chair: Richardson
    (Receive & File)

  • 28. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

    Aaron Katzenstein

    (909) 396-2219
    Board Liaison: Benoit
    (Receive & File)

  • 29. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report

    Faye Thomas

    (909) 396-3268
    Board Rep: Kracov
    (Receive & file)


  • 30. Items Deferred from Consent and Board Calendar


    CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES – (No Written Material)

    The District will enter into a contract with SA Recycling (Contract # C202122).  SA Recycling made a campaign contribution to Governing Board Chair Benoit on October 28, 2021, and to Governing Board Member Carlos Rodriguez on November 1, 2021.  Both Chair Benoit and Board Member Rodriguez have abstained from any participation in the making of this contract.


    The District will enter into a contract with Southern California Gas Company (Contract # C210702).  Southern California Gas Company is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy.  Sempra Energy made  campaign contributions to Governing Board Chair Benoit on April 7, 2022 and June 6, 2022, and to Governing Board Member Andrew Do on October 18, 2021.  Both Chair Benoit and Board Member Do have abstained from any participation in the making of this contract

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)

CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION

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:

  • 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;
  • 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 1925894;
  • 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;
  • Natural Resources Defense Council, et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., San Diego Superior Court, Case No. 37-2021-00023385-CU-TT-CTL (China Shipping Case) (transferred from Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. 20STCP02985);
  • California Trucking Association v. South Coast Air Quality Management; the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District; and Does 1 through 25, inclusive, Case No.: 2:21-cv-06341

 

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).

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).

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 in person or 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, and website, http://www.aqmd.gov/home/news-events/meeting-agendas-minutes, 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

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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.

If interpretation is needed, more time will be allotted.

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:

  • If you would like to make a public comment, please click on the “Raise Hand” button on the bottom of the screen.
  • This will signal to the host that you would like to provide a public comment and you will be added to the list.

Directions for Video Zoom on a SMARTPHONE:

  • If you would like to make a public comment, please click on the “Raise Hand” button on the bottom of your screen.
  • This will signal to the host that you would like to provide a public comment and you will be added to the list.

Directions for TELEPHONE line only:

  • If you would like to make public comment, please dial *9 on your keypad to signal that you would like to comment.

Directions for Spanish Language TELEPHONE line only:

The call in number is the same (+1 669 900 6833)
The meeting ID number is 932-0955-9643
If you would like to make public comment, please dial *9 on your keypad to signal that you would like to comment.

Instrucciones para la línea de TELÉFONO en español únicamente:

  • El número de llamada es el mismo (+1 669900 6833 o +1 93209559643)
  • El número de identificación de la reunión es 932-0955-9643
  • Si desea hacer un comentario público, marque *9 en su teclado para indicar que desea comentar.

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