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Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Byron Sher Auditorium
Sacramento, California 95814

PUBLIC AGENDA

November 20 - 21, 2008

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November 20, 2008
9:00 a.m.

DAY-ONE

Agenda Item #

 Agenda Topic

08-10-1:

Report to the Board on Impacts of Climate Change on California: Scenarios Assessment Findings
  Staff will provide an overview of the findings of the 2006 and 2008 Climate Action Team scenarios analysis report on the impacts of future climate change on various sectors of the California economy.  This is the second biennial report to the Governor pursuant to Executive Order S-3-05.  The analysis is based on several climate change scenarios that have different assumptions for greenhouse gas emissions, population growth and changes in demographics, and the nature of the economy.  Topics to be covered include estimates of future temperature change and possible impacts on public health, air quality, water resources, sea level, agriculture, and forests.

Staff Presentation
   

08-10-2:

Public Meeting to Consider the Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32) Scoping Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California
  In 2006, Governor Schwarzenegger signed the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32).  AB 32 directs the Air Resources Board to adopt a Scoping Plan on or before January 1, 2009, for achieving the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.  At the Board meeting, staff will present the Proposed Scoping Plan for Board discussion.  The Board intends that this public meeting will be the main forum for hearing oral testimony on the Plan.  The Board will not take action on the Proposed Scoping Plan until its December 11-12 public meeting.
  More Information     Staff Presentation
   

November 21, 2008
8:30 a.m.

DAY-TWO

   

08-10-3:

Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Current Regulations for Small Off-Road Engines
  Staff is proposing modifications to the small off-road engine regulations to address the existing credit program.  Staff is also preparing other minor modifications to provide greater compliance flexibility to the regulated industry and to enhance alignment with proposed United States Environmental Protection Agency regulations.
  More Information    Staff Presentation
   

08-10-4:

Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the Current Regulations for Large Spark-Ignition Engines with an Engine Displacement Less than or Equal to One Liter
  Staff is proposing more stringent exhaust and evaporative emission standards for large spark‑ignition engines with an engine displacement less than or equal to one liter.
  More Information    Staff Presentation
  CLOSED SESSION - LITIGATION
  The Board will hold a closed session, as authorized by Government Code section 11126(e), to confer with, and receive advice from, its legal counsel regarding the following pending litigation:

Central Valley Chrysler-Jeep, Inc. et al. v. Goldstene, U.S. District Court (E.D. Cal. - Fresno), No. 1:04-CV-06663-AWI-GWA.

Fresno Dodge, Inc. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 04CE CG03498.

General Motors Corp. et al. v. California Air Resources Board et al., Superior Court of California (Fresno County), Case No. 05CE CG02787.

State of California by and through Arnold Schwarzenegger, the California Air Resources Board, and the Attorney General v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, Case No. 08-1178.

Green Mountain Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-Jeep, et al. v. Crombie, 508 F.Supp.2d 295, U.S. District Court Vermont (2007), appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Docket Nos. 07-4342-cv(L) and 07-4360-cv(CON).

Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company v. California Air Resources Board, Superior Court of California (Sacramento County), Case No. 34-2008-80000064.
   

OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TO COMMENT ON MATTERS OF INTEREST

Board members may identify matters they would like to have noticed for consideration at future meetings and comment on topics of interest; no formal action on these topics will be taken without further notice.

OPEN SESSION TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON SUBJECT MATTERS WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD.

Although no formal Board action may be taken, the Board is allowing an opportunity to interested members of the public to address the Board on items of interest that are within the Board's jurisdiction, but that do not specifically appear on the agenda. Each person will be allowed a maximum of three minutes to ensure that everyone has a chance to speak.
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