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Governing Board Meeting Agenda: September 4, 2020

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

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Call To Order

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Roll Call
  • Opening Comments:
    William A. Burke, Ed.D., Chair
    Other Board Members
    Wayne Nastri, Executive Officer

CONSENT CALENDAR (Items 1 through 19)

Note:  Consent Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 20



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  • 2. Set Public Hearing October 2, 2020 to Consider Adoption of and/or Amendments to South Coast AQMD Rules and Regulations

    Wayne Nastri

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

    Set Public Hearing October 2, 2020 to Certify Final Environmental Assessment and Adopt Rule 1179.1 – NOx Emission Reductions from Combustion Equipment at Publicly Owned Treatment Works Facilities

    Proposed Rule (PR) 1179.1 was developed to establish BARCT requirements for combustion equipment located at Publicly Owned Treatment Works facilities. PR 1179.1 establishes NOx, CO, and VOC emission limits for boilers, turbines, and engines. PR 1179.1 also includes provisions for emissions monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Rule 1179.1 – NOx Emission Reductions from Combustion Equipment at Publicly Owned Treatment Works Facilities; and 2) Adopting Rule 1179.1 – NOx Reductions from Combustion Equipment at Publicly Owned Treatment Works Facilities. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, August 21, 2020)


  • Budget/Fiscal Impact



    3. Adopt Resolution Recognizing Funds for FY 2019-20 Community Air Protection Program Incentives and Reimburse General Fund for Administrative Costs

    Naveen Berry

    (909) 396-2363
    In June 2020, South Coast AQMD executed a grant agreement (G19-MCAP03) with CARB to receive FY 2019-20 (Year 3) Community Air Protection Program (CAPP) incentive funds in the amount of $69,824,849, including 6.25% in administrative funds. This action is to adopt a Resolution recognizing CAPP revenue up to $70 million from CARB into the Community Air Protection AB 134 Fund (77). The revenue will be used to support incentive projects that reduce emissions and improve public health in communities with high burdens of cumulative pollutant exposure, consistent with the goals of AB 617, subject to Board approval. Eligible projects include those submitted under the Carl Moyer and Proposition 1B-Goods Movement Programs, projects consistent with Community Air Protection Incentives Guidelines, and other incentive projects and programs included in an approved Community Emissions Reduction Plan. This action is to also reimburse the General Fund for administrative costs incurred implementing the CAPP grant. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, August 21, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 4. Recognize Revenue, Transfer Funds, Amend and Execute Contracts to Demonstrate Class 8 Battery Electric Trucks, Retrofit Ocean-Going Vessel, Deploy Fuel Cell Transit Buses and Reimburse General Fund

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    South Coast AQMD has been awarded up to $37,821,301 from U.S. EPA. These actions are to recognize revenue from the Clean Air Technology Initiative Program up to $500,000 into the GHG Reduction Projects Special Revenue Fund (67), up to $25,906,601 into Fund 17, and up to $11,414,700 into the Clean Shipping Technology Demonstration Special Revenue Fund (83); recognize revenue from the San Pedro Bay Ports up to $300,000 into Fund 83; transfer up to $2,205,000 from Clean Fuels Program Fund (31) into Fund 17; and transfer up to $300,000 from the Air Quality Investment Fund (27) into Fund 83. These actions are to also: amend a contract adding up to $500,000 from Fund 67 and execute contracts for up to $21,635,681 to demonstrate battery electric trucks and infrastructure and for administrative project implementation from Fund 17; execute an MOU with the San Pedro Bay Ports; execute a contract for up to $11,474,000 to retrofit an ocean-going vessel from Fund 83; execute a contract for up to $6,111,601 to deploy fuel cell transit buses from Fund 17; and reimburse the General Fund for administrative costs. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, August 21, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 5. Recognize Revenue, Transfer Funds and Approve Budget and Expenditures for California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership Activities and Projects

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    The Board established the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) to promote greater deployment of natural gas vehicles in California. These actions are to: 1) recognize revenue up to $170,000 in membership dues from participating and future members of the CNGVP into the Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership Fund (40); 2) transfer $25,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31) into Fund 40 for South Coast AQMD’s two-year membership for FYs 2020-21 and 2021-22; 3) approve the FYs 2020-21 and 2021-22 CNGVP Budget; 4) authorize the Executive Officer to approve individual expenditures, as approved by the CNGVP, for FYs 2020-21 and 2021-22 up to $75,000 but not to exceed $225,000 for each fiscal year; and 5) approve a two-year contract with Gladstein, Neandross and Associates LLC to develop and implement communication strategies for the CNGVP in an amount not to exceed $192,000 from Fund 40. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, August 21, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 6. Establish Special Revenue Fund, Recognize Funds, Execute Contract for Installation and Maintenance of Air Filtration Systems and Reimburse General Fund for Administrative Costs

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    In May 2019, the Board recognized $7,100,000 into the Air Filtration Fund (75) from the Aliso Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) Fund to install air filtration systems at schools in Environmental Justice communities in Los Angeles County. To facilitate program tracking and auditing, these actions are to establish the Aliso Canyon Air Filtration Special Revenue Fund (84), recognize $7,100,000 into Fund 84 instead of Fund 75, authorize the Chairman to execute a contract with IQAir North America for installation and maintenance of air filtration systems at schools in an amount not to exceed $6,745,000 from Fund 84, and reimburse the General Fund for administrative costs up to $355,000 from Fund 84. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, August 21, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 7. Amend Contract to Provide Short- and Long-Term Systems Development, Maintenance and Support Services

    Ron Moskowitz

    (909) 396-3329
    South Coast AQMD currently has contracts with several companies for short- and long-term systems development, maintenance and support services. These contracts are periodically amended as additional needs are defined. This action is to amend contracts previously approved by the Board to add additional funding for needed development and maintenance work in an amount not to exceed $65,000 for AgreeYa Solutions, $55,000 for Prelude Systems, $219,790 for Sierra Cybernetics, and $220,000 for Varsun eTechnologies. Funding is available in Information Management’s FY 2020-21 Budget. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, August 14, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 8. Issue RFP for Legislative Representation in Sacramento, California

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    The current contracts for legislative representation in Sacramento, California expire on December 31, 2020. This action is to issue an RFP for legislative consulting services for South Coast AQMD in Sacramento for 2021. The RFP will also indicate that the contract(s) may be extended for up to two additional one-year terms. Total expenditures for the contract(s) shall not exceed $365,000 for the initial one-year period. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, August 14, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 9. Appropriate Funds and Amend Existing Contract for Consultant Services for South Coast AQMD’s Why Healthy Air Matters Program and Environmental Justice Outreach and Initiatives, Appropriate Funds for Clean Air Program for Elementary Students, and Modify Existing Board Approved Policy

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    At the August 7, 2020 meeting, the Board discussed expansion of the Why Healthy Air Matters (WHAM) Program and the elementary school education program. These actions are to amend the contract for consultant services for WHAM to add $1,000,000 per year in FY 2020-21, FY 2021-22, and FY 202223; amend the contract for consultant services for the Environmental Justice Outreach and Initiatives to add $100,000 in FY 2020-21 and the amount of $260,000 per year in FY 2021-22 and FY 2022-23; and appropriate $100,000 per year in FY 2020-21, FY 2021-22, and FY 2022-23 for Clean Air Program for Elementary Students (C.A.P.E.S.), modify the existing Board-approved policy requiring the transfer of 20 percent of annual penalty money received that exceeds $4 million from the General Fund to the Health Effects Research Fund (48). Prior to making any transfers to the Health Effects Research Fund (48), the identified penalty money would instead be used to fund WHAM, Environmental Justice Outreach and Initiatives, and C.A.P.E.S. If enough funding is not available for these programs in FY 2021-22 or FY 2022-23 based on this formula, further Board action will be required. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, August 14, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 10. Appoint Alternate Medical Member to Hearing Board

    Faye Thomas

    (909) 396-3268
    On June 7, 2019, the Governing Board directed staff to recruit for the vacant Alternate Medical Member position on the South Coast AQMD Hearing Board. Twelve applications were submitted between July 2019 through April 2020, with two candidates meeting the required qualifications. As required by state law, an appointed Hearing Board Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) reviewed the application materials for both candidates. The Advisory Committee agreed to waive their interview of the candidates and recommended that the candidates move forward for interviews with the Governing Board’s Administrative Committee. The Administrative Committee interviewed the candidates at its meeting on August 14, 2020. This action is to appoint an Alternate Medical Member to fill the unexpired term ending June 30, 2022. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, August 14, 2020; Recommended for Approval)

  • 11. Issue New and Amended Solicitations, Approve Reallocation of Funds, and Approve Award and Contract Modifications as Approved by MSRC


    McCallon

    The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) approved an RFP for website maintenance and hosting and amendments to the Program Announcement for transportation to major event centers. Additionally, the MSRC approved a reallocation in their partnership with South Coast AQMD for near-zero trucks, and an award to launch the implementation of a new program targeting the last segment of goods delivery. The MSRC also authorized the modification of two contracts/awards. At this time the MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract award, contract modifications, and reallocation, and to release the new and amended solicitations as part of the FYs 2016-18 and 2018-21 Work Programs. (Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review, August 20, 2020; Recommended for Approval)



  • Items 12 through 19 - Information Only/Receive and File

    12. Legislative, Public Affairs, and Media Report

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    This report highlights the July 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)

  • 13. Hearing Board Report

    Julie Prussack

    (909) 396-2822
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of July 1 through July 31, 2020. (No Committee Review)

  • 14. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Bayron Gilchrist

    (909) 396-3535
    This reports the monthly penalties from June 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020, and legal actions filed by the General Counsel's Office from June 1 through June 31, 2020. An Index of South Coast AQMD Rules is attached with the penalty report. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, August 21, 2020)

  • 15. FY 2019-20 Contract Activity

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    This report lists the number of contracts let during FY 2019-20, the respective dollar amounts, award type, and the authorized contract signatory for the South Coast AQMD. This report includes the data provided in the March 2020 report covering contract activity for the first six months of FY 2019-20. (No Committee Review)

  • 16. 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 July 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020, and those projects for which the South Coast AQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, August 21, 2020)

  • 17. Report of RFPs/RFQs Scheduled for Release in September

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    This report summarizes the RFPs/RFQs for budgeted services over $100,000 scheduled to be released for advertisement for the month of September. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, August 14, 2020)

  • 18. Rule and Control Measure Forecast

    Philip Fine

    (909) 396-2239
    This report highlights South Coast AQMD rulemaking activities and public hearings scheduled for 2020. (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, August 14, 2020)



  • BOARD CALENDAR



    21. Administrative Committee

    Wayne Nastri

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

  • 22. Investment Oversight Committee

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    Chair: Cacciotti
    (Receive & File)

  • 23. Legislative Committee

    Derrick Alatorre

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

    Agenda Item

    Recommendation

    AB 1714 (Aguiar-Curry) Emissions limitations: wine fermentation


    Continue

    SB 662 (Archuleta) Energy: transportation sector: hydrogen


    Support

  • 24. Mobile Source Committee

    Philip Fine

    (909) 396-2239
    Chair: Burke
    (Receive & File)

  • 25. Stationary Source Committee

    Amir Dejbakhsh

    (909) 396-2618
    Chair: Benoit
    (Receive & File)

  • 26. Technology Committee

    Matt Miyasato

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

  • 27. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

    Naveen Berry

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

  • 28. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report

    Faye Thomas

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



  • Staff Presentation/Board Discussion



    29. Status Report on Regulation XIII - New Source Review

    Amir Dejbakhsh

    (909) 396-2618
    This report presents the state and federal Final Determination of Equivalency for January 2018 through December 2018. As such, it provides information regarding the status of Regulation XIII – New Source Review in meeting state and federal NSR requirements and shows that South Coast AQMD’s NSR program is in final compliance with applicable state and federal requirements from January 2018 through December 2018. (No Committee Review)

  • 30. 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, August 14, 2020)



  • PUBLIC HEARINGS



    31. Determine That Proposed Amendments to Rule 1111 – Reduction of NOx Emissions from Natural-Gas-Fired, Fan-Type Central Furnaces, and Revisions to Clean Air Furnace Rebate Program Are Exempt from CEQA; Amend Rule 1111 and Approve Revisions to Clean Air Furnace Rebate Program

    Susan Nakamura

    (909) 396-3105
    Rule 1111 establishes a NOx emission limit of 14 ng/J for residential and commercial gas furnaces. Proposed Amended Rule 1111 will extend the mitigation fee alternative compliance option from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 for weatherized furnaces and extend the exemption from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 for high-altitude furnaces. The proposed amendments would also include an exemption for gas-electric dual fuel systems with low-NOx furnaces (40 ng/J) installed at high altitudes until September 30, 2022. Staff is also recommending modifications to the Clean Air Furnace Rebate program to increase funding and consumer rebates. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that the proposed amendments to Rule 1111 – Reduction of NOx Emissions from Natural-Gas-Fired, Fan-Type Central Furnaces, and revisions to the Clean Air Furnace Rebate Program are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; 2) Amending Rule 1111 – Reduction of NOx Emissions from Natural-Gas-Fired, Fan-Type Central Furnaces; and 3) Recognizing into the Air Quality Investment Fund 27 (Rule 1111), $3,500,000 and revising the Clean Air Furnace Rebate Program to incentivize installation of 14 ng/J furnaces and electric heat pumps. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, August 21, 2020)

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

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. Aerocraft Heat Treating Co., Inc. and Anaplex Corp., SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 6066-1 (Order for Abatement);
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. dba Sunshine Canyon Landfill, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 3448-14;
  • 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, Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District, Case No. B294732; (Tesoro)
  • 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; and
  • Association of Irritated Residents v. U.S. EPA, SCAQMD, SJVUAPCD, et al., United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 19-71223.


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. 

 

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS

It Is also necessary to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957, as specified below:

  • Title:  Executive Officer
  • Title:  General Counsel 


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 end 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

Instructions for Participating in a Virtual Meeting as an Attendee
As an attendee, you will have the opportunity to virtually raise your hand and provide public comment.

Before joining the call, please silence your other communication devices such as your cell or desk phone. This will prevent any feedback or interruptions during the meeting. 

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 will 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.

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Directions for TELEPHONE line only:
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