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Governing Board Meeting Agenda: November 2, 2018

A meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at
9:00 a.m. on November 2, 2018, in the Auditorium at SCAQMD Headquarters, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, California

The agenda and documents in the agenda packet will be made available upon request in appropriate alternative formats to assist persons with a disability.  Disability-related accommodations will also be made available to allow participation in the Board meeting.  Any accommodations must be requested as soon as practicable.  Requests will be accommodated to the extent feasible.  Please telephone the Clerk of the Boards Office at (909) 396-2500 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

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 the South Coast Air Quality Management District Clerk of the Boards Office, 21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765.

Please note: This is a draft agenda and is subject to change.

Call To Order

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • 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 Hearings December 7, 2018 to Consider Adoption of and/or Amendments to SCAQMD Rules and Regulations

    Wayne Nastri

    (909) 396-3131
    Nakamura (909) 396-3105
    A. Certify the Final Environmental Assessment and Adopt Rule 1118.1 - Control of Emissions from Non-Refinery Flares

    Proposed Rule 1118.1 applies to RECLAIM and non-RECLAIM facilities that operate non-refinery flares located at landfills, wastewater treatment plants, oil and gas production facilities, organic liquid loading stations, and tank farms. The proposed rule will implement, in part, the 2016 Air Quality Management Plan Control Measure CMB-03 - Emission Reductions from Non-Refinery Flares and facilitate the transition of the NOx RECLAIM program to a command-and-control regulatory structure.  Proposed requirements include NOx and VOC emission limits that reflect BARCT standards and a capacity threshold.   Additionally, Proposed Rule 1118.1 establishes provisions for source testing, monitoring, reporting, recordkeeping, and provides exemptions for low-use and low-emitting flares. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Rule 1118.1 - Control of Emissions from Non-Refinery Flares, and 2) Adopting Proposed Rule 1118.1 - Control of Emissions from Non-Refinery Flares. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, October 19, 2018)


    Fine (909) 396-2239
    B. Certify Final Subsequent Environmental Assessment and Amend Rules 1146, 1146.1, 1146.2 and Adopt Rule 1100

    The adoption Resolution of the 2016 AQMP directed staff to achieve additional NOx emission reductions and to transition the RECLAIM program to a command-and-control regulatory structure as soon as practicable. Proposed Amended Rules 1146, 1146.1 and 1146.2 updates NOx emission limits for boilers, heaters, and steam generators applicable to these rules.  The revised NOx emission limits represent BARCT and apply to RECLAIM and non-RECLAIM facilities.  Proposed Rule 1100 establishes the compliance schedule for equipment at RECLAIM facilities that are subject to Proposed Amended Rules 1146 and 1146.1.  PAR 1146.2 includes the compliance schedule for equipment regulated under this rule.  This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Subsequent Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rules 1146 - Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Industrial, Institutional and Commercial Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters; 1146.1 - Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Small Industrial, Institutional, and Commercial Boilers, Steam Generators, and Process Heaters; 1146.2 - Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Large Water Heaters and Small Boilers and Process Heaters; and Proposed Rule 1100 - Implementation Schedule for NOx Facilities; 2) Amending Rules 1146, 1146.1, and 1146.2; and 3) Adopting Rule 1100. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee,  April 20 and October 19, 2018)

  • Budget/Fiscal Impact

    3. Execute Contract for Expansion of Hydrogen Fueling Station

    Matt Miyasato

    909-396-3249
    The University of California Irvine (UCI) has requested cofunding for the expansion of its hydrogen fueling station to add additional capacity including more fueling positions to serve the increasing number of fuel cell cars and buses utilizing the station.  The MSRC has approved $1 million in cost-share and the CEC is considering providing $400,000 in cost-share for this $1.8 million project.  This action is to execute a contract with UCI for expansion of their hydrogen fueling station in an amount not to exceed $400,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31).  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 19, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 4. Develop and Demonstrate Zero Emissions Heavy-Duty Trucks, Freight Handling Equipment, EV Infrastructure and Renewable Energy

    Matt Miyasato

    909-396-3249
    SCAQMD received an award of $44,839,686 to develop and demonstrate zero emissions heavy-duty trucks, freight handling equipment, EV infrastructure and renewable energy under CARB’s Low Carbon Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments.  Volvo Group North America and its project partners are providing $41,855,308.  These actions are to recognize $44,839,686 and transfer $14,000,000 ($4,000,000 for SCAQMD’s project cost-share and $10,000,000 for temporary advance of funds) from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31) into the GHG Reduction Projects Special Revenue Fund (67).  This action is to also execute contracts in an amount not to exceed $46,688,250 to implement this project.  Out of the $2,151,436 allocated in CARB’s grant for administrative expenses, these actions are to reimburse the General Fund up to $1,972,936 from Fund 67 for administrative costs and transfer $178,500 from Fund 67 to Fund 31 to execute a contract modification for administrative project implementation support.  Finally, these actions are to authorize the Executive Officer to execute a contract modification and redistribute administrative funds to augment project funds on an as-needed basis.  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 19, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 5. Approve Awards for Heavy-Duty Diesel Drayage Truck Replacement Projects

    Matt Miyasato

    909-396-3249
    On November 3, 2017, the Board recognized $1,050,000 from U.S. EPA’s 2017 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) and issued a Program Announcement to solicit applications for the replacement of heavy-duty diesel drayage trucks with natural gas trucks as well as the transfer of the replaced diesel trucks to Washington State to replace older dirtier diesel trucks, which would then be scrapped.  This action is to approve awards to replace 2012 or newer heavy-duty diesel drayage trucks with near-zero NOx emissions natural gas trucks in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 from U.S. EPA’s 2017 DERA Grant in the Advanced Technology, Outreach and Education Fund (17).  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 19, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 6. Establish Special Revenue Fund, Recognize Revenue, Execute Agreements for Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program and Transfer Funds

    Fred Minassian

    909-396-2641
    On May 25, 2018, CARB approved the Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for the Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust.  This plan identifies five funding categories for the State’s $423 million allocation of the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust.  The funded projects are intended to mitigate the excess NOx emissions caused by the VW vehicles.  SCAQMD has been identified by CARB as the administrator of two project funding categories—the Zero Emissions Class 8 Freight and Port Drayage Trucks and the Combustion Freight and Marine Projects.  These actions are to establish the VW Mitigation Special Revenue Fund (79), recognize revenue up to $150 million into this special revenue fund, execute an agreement with CARB to administer and implement the two project funding categories, execute a Memorandum(s) of Agreement with other air districts, as needed, to assist in administering this program, and transfer funds from the VW Mitigation Special Revenue Fund (79) to the General Fund to reimburse administrative costs associated with the program. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 19, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 7. Adopt Resolution Recognizing Funds for FY 2017-18 Carl Moyer State Reserve Program, Execute Contracts for FY 2017-18 “Year 20” Carl Moyer Program, SOON Provision and Community Air Protection AB 134 Program, Amend Awards and Transfer Funds

    Fred Minassian

    909-396-2641
    In June 2018, Program Announcements for the “Year 20” Carl Moyer Program and SOON Provision closed.  This year, in addition to the traditional sources of Carl Moyer SB 1107 and AB 923 funds, funding from the Community Air Protection AB 134, State Reserve, FARMER and Voluntary NOx Remediation Measure Programs can also be used to fund Carl Moyer and SOON Provision projects.  This action is to adopt a Resolution recognizing up to $3.1 million in Carl Moyer State Reserve funds from CARB with its terms and conditions for  FY 2017-18.  These actions are to also execute contracts for the “Year 20” Carl Moyer, SOON Provision and Community Air Protection AB 134 Programs totaling $63,541,435, comprising $35,559,645 from the Carl Moyer Program Fund (32) and $27,981,790 from the Community Air Protection AB 134 Fund (77).  These actions are to also amend two “Year 19” Carl Moyer awards, adding $117,754 from the Carl Moyer Program SB 1107 Fund (32), and transfer $2 million from the Carl Moyer Program AB 923 Fund (80) to the Voucher Incentive Program Fund (59) for truck replacements.  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 19, 2018; Less than a quorum was present; the Committee Members concurred that this item be approved by the Board.)

  • 8. Issue RFP for Health Study of Impacts of Well Rupture at Aliso Canyon

    Jo Kay Ghosh

    909-396-2582
    In 2017, the settlement agreement between SCAQMD and Southern California Gas Company allocated $1 million toward a health study of the impacts associated with the gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility. This action is to release an RFP to solicit bids for potential projects to conduct data integration and exposure modeling, in an amount not to exceed $1 million. Results of this work will include information about the concentrations, timing of exposures and spatial patterns of pollutants from the Aliso Canyon gas leak in the community before, during and after the incident. The RFP was developed in close coordination with SCAQMD’s Health Study Technical Advisory Group. This work will provide essential information on exposures and health data that will help inform the health study to be conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 12, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 9. Issue RFP to Evaluate Meteorological Factors and Trends Contributing to Recent Poor Air Quality in South Coast Air Basin

    Sarah Rees

    (909) 396-2856
    Despite significant air quality improvements achieved over the last several decades, the South Coast Air Basin (SCAB) has experienced high ozone levels in recent years. Recent high temperatures and increased air stagnation have contributed to increased ozone levels despite continuing reductions in emissions. To assess these recent trends, staff is proposing to conduct a comprehensive study to evaluate trends in meteorological factors that can adversely impact air quality in the SCAB. The study will assist staff to better understand whether recent weather trends are expected to continue and the relationship to a changing climate, thus informing the development of more effective strategies for improving air quality in the future. This action is to issue an RFP to solicit bids to perform a comprehensive meteorological study to evaluate various factors and trends conducive to recent poor air quality in the SCAB. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, October 19, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 10. Amend Contracts for Legislative Representation in Sacramento, California

    Derrick Alatorre

    909-396-3122
    The current contracts for legislative representation in Sacramento expire on December 31, 2018 for The Quintana Cruz Company, Joe A. Gonsalves & Son, and California Advisors, LLC.  Based upon the firms’ effective performance during the first year of their current contracts, this action is to approve the first one-year extension of the contract with The Quintana Cruz Company in the amount of $103,500; Joe A. Gonsalves & Son in the amount of $143,000; and California Advisors, LLC in the amount of $103,500 for legislative lobbying services in Sacramento for Calendar Year 2019.  Sufficient funding is available in the Legislative, Public Affairs & Media FY 2018-19 Budget. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 12, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 11. Recognize Revenue and Execute Agreements for Installation and Maintenance of Air Filtration Systems

    Bayron Gilchrist

    909-396-3459
    SCAQMD has executed a settlement agreement with Rainbow Transfer/Recycling, Inc., to install and maintain air filtration systems at schools.  This action is to recognize up to $250,000 into the Air Filtration Fund (75).  These actions are to also execute a contract to install and maintain air filtration systems at schools in an amount not to exceed $250,000 from the Air Filtration Fund (75) and execute an agreement with the local school district in Huntington Beach near the transfer facility.  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, October 19, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 12. Approve Contract Awards and Modifications Approved by MSRC


    McCallon

    As part of their FYs 2016-18 Work Program, the MSRC approved new contracts under the Local Government Partnership Program.  The MSRC also approved modifications to contracts under the Near-Zero Engine Incentive Program and for programmatic outreach services as part of their FYs 2014-16 Work Program, and a modified award under the Natural Gas Infrastructure Program as part of their FYs 2016-18 Work Program.  At this time the MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract awards and modifications as part of the FYs 2014-16 and 2016-18 Work Programs.  (Reviewed: Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, October 23, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • Action Item/No Fiscal Impact

    13. Establish Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2019

    Wayne Nastri

    (909) 396-3131
    The proposed Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2019 is submitted for Board consideration.  The Administrative Committee meeting schedule (second Friday of the month), as well as the other standing committee meetings, is included for information only.  (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, October 12, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • Items 14 through 19 - Information Only/Receive and File

    14. Legislative, Public Affairs, and Media Report

    Derrick Alatorre

    909-396-3122
    This report highlights the September 2018 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)

  • 15. Hearing Board Report

    Julie Prussack

    909-396-2500
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of September 1 through September 30, 2018.  (No Committee Review)

  • 16. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Bayron Gilchrist

    909-396-3459
    This reports the monthly penalties from September 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018, and legal actions filed by the General Counsel's Office from September 1, 2018 through September 30, 2018.  An Index of District Rules is attached with the penalty report.  (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, October 19, 2018)

  • 17. Lead Agency Projects and Environmental Documents Received by SCAQMD

    Susan Nakamura

    909-396-3105
    This report provides, for the Board's consideration, a listing of CEQA documents received by the SCAQMD between September 1, 2018 and September 30, 2018, and those projects for which the SCAQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA.  (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, October 19, 2018)

  • 18. Rule and Control Measure Forecast

    Philip Fine

    909-396-2239
    This report highlights SCAQMD rulemaking activities and public workshops potentially scheduled for 2018 and portions of 2019.  (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 SCAQMD operations.  This action is to provide the monthly status report on major automation contracts and planned projects.  (Reviewed:  Administrative Committee, October 12, 2018)

  • BOARD CALENDAR

    Note:  The October meeting of the Legislative Committee was canceled.  The next meeting of the Legislative Committee is scheduled for November 9, 2018.

    21. Administrative Committee

    Wayne Nastri

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

  • 22. Mobile Source Committee

    Philip Fine

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

  • 23. Stationary Source Committee

    Laki Tisopulos

    909-396-3123
    Chair: Benoit
    (Receive & File)

  • 24. Technology Committee

    Matt Miyasato

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

  • 25. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

    Fred Minassian

    909-396-2641
    Board Liaison: Benoit
    (Receive & File)

  • 26. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report

    Denise Garzaro

    909-396-2500
    Board Rep: Mitchell
    (Receive & File)

  • PUBLIC HEARINGS

    27. Certify Final Mitigated Subsequent Environmental Assessment and Amend Rule 1135 - Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Electricity Generating Facilities

    Susan Nakamura

    909-396-3105
    The adoption Resolution of the 2016 AQMP directed staff to achieve additional NOx emission reductions and to transition the RECLAIM program to a command-and-control regulatory structure as soon as practicable.  Proposed Amended Rule 1135 applies to RECLAIM and non-RECLAIM electricity generating facilities and is being amended to update NOx emission limits to reflect current BARCT, establish an ammonia emission limit, and provide implementation timeframes to facilitate the transition of the NOx RECLAIM program to a command-and-control regulatory structure.  The provisions in the proposed amended rule apply to RECLAIM and non-RECLAIM electricity generating facilities.  Other provisions are incorporated to remove obsolete provisions, update provisions for monitoring, reporting, and recordkeeping, and provide clarifications. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Mitigated Subsequent Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 1135 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Electricity Generating Facilities, and 2) Amending Rule 1135 – Emissions of Oxides of Nitrogen from Electricity Generating Facilities. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, August 17, 2018)

  • 28. Determine that Proposed Rule 1407.1 – Emissions of Toxic Air Contaminants from Chromium Alloy Melting Operations Is Exempt from CEQA and Adopt Rule 1407.1

    Susan Nakamura

    909-396-3105
    Proposed Rule 1407.1 is an information gathering rule that will require a one-time source test and submittal of information to quantify arsenic, cadmium, chromium, hexavalent chromium and nickel emissions from chromium alloy melting operations. Information obtained will be used to establish emission standards and other provisions. Proposed Rule 1407.1 also includes requirements for metals composition testing, recordkeeping, and reporting. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that Proposed Rule 1407.1 – Emissions of Toxic Air Contaminants from Chromium Alloy Melting Operations is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Adopting Rule 1407.1 – Emissions of Toxic Air Contaminants from Chromium Alloy Melting Operations. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 21, 2018)

  • 29. Certify Revised Final Environmental Assessment and Amend Rule 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations

    Susan Nakamura

    909-396-3105
    Proposed Amended Rule (PAR) 1469 proposes new requirements to control hexavalent chromium-containing tanks that are currently not regulated. In addition, PAR 1469 establishes requirements for building enclosures, housekeeping and best management practices, periodic source testing, and parameter monitoring of pollution control equipment. PAR 1469 includes provisions for a revised chemical fume suppressant certification process that further considers toxicity and exposure, provisions to encourage the elimination of hexavalent chromium in Rule 1469 processes, and revisions to align Rule 1469 with the U.S. EPA National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant for Chromium Electroplating. This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Revised Final Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations; and 2) Amending Rule 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, November 17, 2017, February 16, March 16, April 20, July 20, and October 19, 2018)

  • 30. Determine that Updated 1-Hour Ozone Standard Attainment Demonstration Is Exempt from CEQA and Approve Updated 1-Hour Ozone Standard Attainment Demonstration

    Philip Fine

    909-396-2239
    Staff has updated the attainment demonstration of the federal 1979 1-hour ozone standard that was presented in the 2016 AQMP. The attainment demonstration has been updated to reflect a revised emission inventory, revised air quality modeling, and an updated attainment strategy. The emissions inventory in the updated attainment demonstration is now consistent with the final emissions inventory in the 2016 AQMP that was used for the 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 standards attainment demonstrations. The attainment strategy relies only on SCAQMD’s proposed control measures in the 2016 AQMP, and does not include emission reductions from CARB’s State Implementation Plan strategies including CARB’s further deployment of advanced technology measures. No new control measures are being proposed, and all control measures in the 2016 AQMP remain in place for the 8-hour ozone standards.  This action is to: 1) Determine that the updated 1-hour ozone standard attainment demonstration is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Approve the updated 1-hour ozone standard attainment demonstration. (Reviewed:  Mobile Source Committee, October 19, 2018)

    CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES – (No Written Material)
    Under the approval authority of the Executive Officer the District will enter into a contract modification with Today’s Fresh Start Charter School (Contract No. G18063A).  Governing Board Member Dr. Clark Parker has advised that his wife is a non-compensated superintendent of this non-profit corporation.  Although there is no perceived financial benefit, out of an abundance of caution Dr. Parker abstained from any participation in the making of the contract modification.

    Under the approval authority of the Executive Officer the District will enter into contract modifications with Transportation Power, Inc. (Contract No. 160462), University of California, Riverside (UCR) (Contract Nos. C156074 & C172861), and IQAir North America, Inc. (IQAir) (Contract Nos. C180891 & C180971), as well as a License Agreement with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) (Contract No. 19148). Transportation Power, UCR, IQAir, and LADWP are potential sources of income for Governing Board Member Joseph Lyou which qualify for the remote interest exception of Section 1090 of the California Government Code.  Dr. Lyou abstained from any participation in the making of the contract modifications and license agreement.

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);
  • SCAQMD v. Anaplex, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC608322 (Paramount Hexavalent Chromium);
  • 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, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS169841; Safe Fuel and Energy Resources California, et al. v. South Coast Air Quality Management District, Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BS169923 (Tesoro);
  • 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);
  • Fast Lane Transportation, Inc., et al. v. City of Los Angeles, et al., Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Case No. A148993 (formerly Contra Costa County Superior Court Case No. MSN14-0300) (SCIG);
  • 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;
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District v. Top Shelf Consulting LLC, Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. BC676606; In re: Top Shelf Consulting, LLC, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles), Case No. 2:18-bk-11975-ER (Bankruptcy case);
  • In the Matter of SCAQMD v. Torrance Refining Company, LLC, SCAQMD Hearing Board Case No. 6060-5 (Order for Abatement); and
  • State of California, et al. v. U.S. EPA, et al., U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 18-1114 (mid-term evaluation for light-duty vehicles).

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


ADJOURNMENT


***PUBLIC COMMENTS***

Members of the public are afforded an opportunity to speak on any agenda item before consideration of that item. Please notify the Clerk of the Board, (909) 396-2500, if you wish to do so. All agendas are posted at SCAQMD 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 SCAQMD's authority. Speakers will be limited to a total of three (3) minutes for the Consent Calendar and Board Calendar and three (3) minutes or less for 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, provided 25 copies are presented to the Clerk of the Board. Electronic submittals to cob@aqmd.gov of 10 pages or less including attachment, in MS WORD, PDF, plain or HTML format will also be accepted by the Board and made part of the record if received no later than 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
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 
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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