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Governing Board Meeting Agenda: March 5, 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.


ELECTRONIC PARTICIPATION INFORMATION

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

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PUBLIC COMMENT WILL STILL BE TAKEN

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 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. 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
  • Swearing in of Newly Appointed Board Member Rex Richardson
    Burke
  • Opening Comments:
    William A. Burke, Ed.D., 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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  • 2. Set Public Hearings April 2, 2021 to Consider Adoption of and/or Amendments to South Coast AQMD Rules and Regulations

    Wayne Nastri

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

    A. Determine That Proposed Amendments to Rule 1426 – Emissions from Metal Finishing Operations and Rule 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations, Are Exempt from CEQA, and Amend Rule 1426 and Rule 1469

    Proposed Amended Rule 1426 would reduce fugitive emissions of hexavalent chromium, nickel, cadmium, and lead from metal finishing facilities by establishing requirements for building enclosures, housekeeping, and best management practices. Proposed Amended Rule 1469 will incorporate provisions under Proposed Amended Rule 1426 that affect Rule 1469 facilities to streamline implementation for these facilities. Additional amendments to Rule 1469 are proposed to remove reference to a chemical that is no longer used for testing HEPA filters and to update an incorrect table reference. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that the proposed amendments to Rule 1426 – Emissions from Metal Finishing Operations and Rule 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Amending Rule 1426 – Emissions from Metal Finishing Operations and Rule 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, February 19, 2021)


    Reese (909) 396-2856

    B. Certify Final Environmental Assessment and Adopt Proposed Rule 2305 – Warehouse Indirect Source Rule – Warehouse Actions and Investments to Reduce Emissions Program, and Proposed Rule 316 – Fees for Rule 2305, Submit Rule 2305 for Inclusion Into the SIP, and Approve Supporting Budget Actions

    Proposed Rule 2305 will require warehouses greater than 100,000 square feet to directly reduce NOx and diesel PM, or to facilitate emission and exposure reductions of these pollutants. The Warehouse Actions and Investments to Reduce Emissions (WAIRE) Program is a menu-based points system that will require warehouse operators to annually earn a specified number of points by completing actions from a menu. Menu items include acquiring or using: Near Zero Emissions (NZE) and/or Zero Emissions (ZE) on-road trucks, ZE cargo handling equipment, ZE charging/fueling infrastructure, solar panels, or particulate filters for nearby sensitive land uses. Alternatively, warehouse operators could prepare and implement a custom plan specific to their site, or they could pay a mitigation fee. Funds from the mitigation fee would be used through future solicitations and Board actions to incentivize the purchase of NZE or ZE trucks and ZE charging/fueling infrastructure in the communities near warehouses that paid the fee. Warehouse owners and operators would also have reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Proposed Rule 316 would establish fees for warehouse operators to fund South Coast AQMD compliance activities. This action is to: 1) Adopt the Resolution: A) Certifying the Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Rule 2305 – Warehouse Indirect Source Rule – Warehouse Actions and Investments to Reduce Emissions Program and Proposed Rule 316 – Fees for Rule 2305; B) Adopting Proposed Rule 2305 – Warehouse Indirect Source Rule – Warehouse Actions and Investments to Reduce Emissions Program and Proposed Rule 316 – Fees for Rule 2305; C) Submitting Proposed Rule 2305 – Warehouse Indirect Source Rule – Warehouse Actions and Investments to Reduce Emissions Program for inclusion into the SIP; 2) Establish the Rule 2305 Mitigation Fee Alternate Compliance Fund; and 3) Authorize the Executive Officer to recognize upon receipt mitigation fees paid by warehouse operators into the Rule 2305 Mitigation Fee Alternate Compliance Fund. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 19, 2021)




  • Items 3 through 11 Budget/Fiscal Impact


    3. Adopt Resolution Recognizing Funds for FY 2020-21 Carl Moyer Program and Issue Program Announcements for Carl Moyer and SOON Programs

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    These actions are to adopt a Resolution recognizing up to $35 million in Carl Moyer Program grant funds from CARB with its terms and conditions for FY 2020-21 and issue Program Announcements for “Year 23” of the Carl Moyer Program and SOON Provision to solicit applications for eligible zero and low emitting on- and off-road vehicles and equipment, including marine vessels and locomotives, and infrastructure for near-zero and zero emission vehicles and equipment. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2021; Recommended for Approval)

  • 4. Amend Contracts for Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program and Execute Contract for Program Support

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    Since 2015, the South Coast AQMD has been implementing an Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (EFMP), branded as Replace Your Ride. The program is administered with assistance from three contractors providing case management and remote sensing technical support. These actions are to amend contracts with three consultants to add funds for continued program support and execute a contract to provide income verification service for the program, both using funds from the HEROS II Special Revenue Fund (56). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2021; Recommended for Approval)  

  • 5. Execute Contracts for Hydrogen Infrastructure Projects and Fuel Cell Microgrid Study

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    Research and development in the area of hydrogen infrastructure and microgrids is important as fuel cell technology transitions from light- to medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. These actions are to support High Flow Bus Fueling Protocol Development with Frontier Energy, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $25,000, support California Heavy-Duty Hydrogen Infrastructure Research with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in an amount not to exceed $25,000 and support California Hydrogen Systems Analysis with University of California, Davis (UC Davis) in an amount not to exceed $50,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31). The University of California, Irvine Advanced Power and Energy Program (UCI APEP) proposes a study to identify and quantify the steps required for wider deployment of microgrids using fuel cell technology. This action is also to execute a contract with UCI APEP to study fuel cell microgrid technology in an amount not to exceed $370,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2021; Recommended for Approval)

  • 6. Amend Contract for Kore Infrastructure Project

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    In June 2020, the Board approved a contract amendment for Kore Infrastructure LLC (Kore) for a Renewable Natural Gas Commercial Field Test project, including construction of a pyrolysis system on Southern California Gas Company property in Los Angeles. The project is to test various biomass feedstocks for commercial production of renewable natural gas. This action is to amend the contract with Kore to extend the deadline to complete construction, commissioning and testing efforts by October 1, 2021. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2021; Recommended for Approval) 

  • 7. Approve South Coast AQMD Annual Investment Policy and Delegation of Authority to Appointed Treasurer to Invest South Coast AQMD Funds

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    The South Coast AQMD adopts an annual investment policy which, if done, must be considered at a public meeting of the Board. State law additionally requires South Coast AQMD to annually renew its delegation of authority to its treasurer to invest or to reinvest funds of the local agency. This action is to approve the Annual Investment Policy and the Resolution to renew delegation of authority to the Los Angeles County Treasurer to invest and reinvest South Coast AQMD funds. (Reviewed: Investment Oversight Committee, February 19, 2021; Recommended for Approval)

  • 8. Authorize Purchase of Maintenance and Support Services for Servers and Storage Devices

    Ron Moskowitz

    (909) 396-3329
    The servers and storage devices are used by enterprise-level software applications that currently support the Clean Air Support System for all South Coast AQMD core activities. Maintenance support for these systems will expire on April 30, 2021. This action is to obtain approval for the sole source purchase of hardware and software maintenance and support services for servers and storage devices from Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company for one year, in an amount not to exceed $120,000. Funds for these purchases are included in Information Management’s FY 2021-22 Budget. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 12, 2021; Recommended for Approval)

  • 9. Issue RFP for Cybersecurity Assessment

    Ron Moskowitz

    (909) 396-3329
    South Coast AQMD is seeking a vendor to perform a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment that will identify any potential cybersecurity risks and recommend changes to align with industry standards and peer organizations. The Assessment will also provide a roadmap to risk mitigation and cybersecurity program maturity. This action is to issue an RFP to solicit proposals from qualified vendors to conduct this assessment. Funds for this project, not to exceed $100,000, would come from the General Fund Undesignated (Unassigned) Fund Balance. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee,
    February 12, 2021; Recommended for Approval)

  • 10. Add Positions to FY 2020-21 Budget to Address Operational Needs

    John Olvera

    (909) 396-2309
    This item is to amend the FY 2020-21 Budget to add a Senior Public Affairs Manager position and a Secretary position in the Legislative, Public Affairs, and Media department to administer its AB 617 Outreach program, and provide support to other environmental justice programs. This item is also to add a Senior Administrative Secretary to the FY 2020-21 Budget to provide administrative support for the newly appointed Deputy Executive Officer for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Funding for these positions are available in the FY 2020-21 Budget and will be requested in future budgets. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 12, 2021; Recommended for Approval)

  • 11. Approve Funds for Additional Batteries for Commercial Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment Incentive and Exchange Program

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    In October 2017, the Board recognized funds from U.S. EPA’s 2016 Targeted Air Shed Grant Program for the Commercial Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment Incentive and Exchange Program. Due to the continued high demand, staff is requesting approval for the use of $50,000 from the Rule 2202 AQIP Special Revenue Fund (27) to provide a 75 percent discount for additional batteries for equipment funded under the Commercial Electric Lawn and Garden Equipment Incentive and Exchange Program. (No Committee Review)




  • Item 12 - Action Item/No Fiscal Impact



    12. Annual Meeting of the Health Effects of Air Pollution Foundation

    Bayron Gilchrist

    (909) 396-3459
    This item is to conduct the annual meeting of the Health Effects of 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 13 through 20 - Information Only/Receive and File



    13. Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Report

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    This report highlights the January 2021 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)

  • 14. Hearing Board Report

    Julie Prussack

    (909) 396-2822
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of January 1 through January 31, 2021. (No Committee Review)

  • 15. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Bayron Gilchrist

    (909) 396-3535
    This reports the monthly penalties from January 1, 2021 through January 31, 2021, and legal actions filed by the General Counsel's Office from January 1, through January 31, 2021. An Index of South Coast AQMD Rules is attached with the penalty report. (Reviewed:  Stationary Source Committee, February 19, 2021)

  • 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 January 1, 2021 and January 31, 2021, and those projects for which the South Coast AQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, February 19, 2021)

  • 17. Rule and Control Measure Forecast

    Sarah Rees

    (909) 396-2856
    This report highlights South Coast AQMD rulemaking activities and public hearings scheduled for 2021. (No Committee Review)

  • 18. Report of RFQs Scheduled for Release in March

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    This report summarizes the RFQs for budgeted services over $100,000 scheduled to be released for advertisement for the month of March. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, February 12, 2021) 

  • 19. FY 2020-21 Contract Activity

    Sujata Jain

    (909) 396-2804
    This report lists the number of contracts let during the first six months of
    FY 2020-21, the respective dollar amounts, award type, and the authorized contract signatory for the South Coast AQMD. (No Committee Review)

  • 20. 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, February 12, 2021)




  • Item 21 - Staff Presentation/Board Discussion


    21. 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, February 12, 2021) (Receive & File)



  • Items 22 through 29 - Reports for Standing Committees and CARB

    22. Administrative Committee

    Wayne Nastri

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

  • 23. Investment Oversight Committee

    Sujata Jain

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

  • 24. Legislative Committee

    Derrick Alatorre

    (909) 396-3122
    Chair: Cacciotti

    Receive and file; and take the following actions as recommended:

    Agenda Item Recommendation 
    H.R. 283 (Schweikert and Cardenas)
    Crowdsourcing of Environmental
    Data Act of 2021
    Work With Author
    S. 101 (Markey and Duckworth)
    Environmental Justice Mapping and Data Collection Act of 2021
    Support With Amendments
  • 25. Mobile Source Committee

    Sarah Rees

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

  • 26. Stationary Source Committee

    Amir Dejbakhsh

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

  • 27. Technology Committee

    Matt Miyasato

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

  • 28. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    Board Liaison: Benoit
    (Receive & File)

  • 29. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report

    Faye Thomas

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




  • PUBLIC HEARINGS

    31. Determine That Proposed Amended Rule 218 - Continuous Emission Monitoring; Proposed Rule 218.2 - Continuous Emission Monitoring System: General Provisions, and Proposed Rule 218.3 - Continuous Emission Monitoring System: Performance Specifications, Are Exempt from CEQA; Amend Rule 218; and Adopt Rules 218.2 and 218.3

    Susan Nakamura

    (909) 396-3105
    Proposed Amended Rule 218 (PAR 218) will provide a phase-out provision to transition facilities into the revised provisions for CEMS which are specified in Proposed Rules 218.2 and 218.3 (PR 218.2 and PR 218.3). PR 218.2 and PR 218.3 will establish specifications for installation and operation for continuous emission monitoring system (CEMS) at non-RECLAIM and former RECLAIM facilities. PR 218.2 and PR 218.3 specify performance requirements for certification and quality assurance of CEMS that are used to continuously measure pollutant concentrations for compliance with rule limits and/or permit requirements. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that Proposed Amended Rule 218 - Continuous Emission Monitoring, Proposed Rule 218.2 - Continuous Emission Monitoring System: General Provisions; and Proposed Rule 218.3 - Continuous Emission Monitoring System: Performance Specifications; are exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Amending Rule 218 - Continuous Emission Monitoring; and Adopting Rule 218.2 - Continuous Emission Monitoring System: General Provisions; and Rule 218.3 - Continuous Emission Monitoring System: Performance Specifications. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee,
    January 22, 2021) 

  • 32. Approve and Adopt Technology Advancement Office Clean Fuels Program 2020 Annual Report and 2021 Plan Update, Resolution and Membership Changes for Clean Fuels Advisory Group and Receive and File Updated Membership of Technology Advancement Advisory Group

    Matt Miyasato

    (909) 396-3249
    Each year by March 31, the South Coast AQMD must submit to the California Legislative Analyst an approved Annual Report for the past year and a Plan Update for the current calendar year for the Clean Fuels Program. This action is to approve and adopt the Technology Advancement Clean Fuels Program Annual Report for 2020 and 2021 Plan Update and the Resolution finding that proposed projects do not duplicate any past or present programs. These actions are to also approve and adopt membership changes to the SB 98 Clean Fuels Advisory Group and receive and file membership changes to the Technology Advancement Advisory Group. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, February 19, 2021; Recommended for Approval) 

  • 33. Annual RECLAIM Audit Report for 2019 Compliance Year

    Amir Dejbakhsh

    (909) 396-2618
    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-sixth year of this program. Recent trends in trading future year RTCs are analyzed and presented in this report. A list of facilities that did not reconcile their emissions for the 2019 Compliance Year is also included in the report. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, February 19, 2021).

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:

  • 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, Ninth 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 section 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; and
  • Employee Organization(s): South Coast AQMD Professional Employees Association


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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  • 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.
  • 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 253215 8782).
  • 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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