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Governing Board Meeting Agenda: October 5, 2018

A meeting of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Board will be held at 9:00 a.m., in the Pacific Ballroom at The L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown, 333 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, 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.

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 23)
Note:  Consent Calendar items held for discussion will be moved to Item No. 24

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  • 2. Set Public Hearings November 2, 2018 to Consider Adoption of and/or Amendments to SCAQMD Rules and Regulations

    Wayne Nastri

    (909) 396-3131

    Nakamura (909) 396-3105
    A. Certify Final Mitigated Subsequent Environmental Assessment and Amend Rule 1135 - Emissions Of Oxides Of Nitrogen From Electricity Generating Facilities

    The Resolution for the Final 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.  Proposed Amended Rule 1135 facilitates the transition of NOx RECLAIM facilities to a command-and-control regulatory structure by establishing NOx and ammonia emission limits, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements, and an implementation schedule.  Other provisions are incorporated to remove obsolete provisions 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)


    Fine (909) 396-2239
    B. Determine that Proposed Rule 1407.1 – Control of Emissions of Toxic Air Contaminants from Chromium Alloy Melting Operations Is Exempt from CEQA and Adopt Rule 1407.1

    PR 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.  PR 1407.1 also requires submittal of a metals composition testing, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements.  This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Determining that Proposed Rule 1407.1 – Control 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 – Control of Toxic Air Contaminants from Chromium Alloy Melting Operations. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 21, 2018)


    Nakamura (909) 396-3105
    C. Certify Revised Final Environmental Assessment and Amend Rule 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations

    Rule 1469 currently establishes requirements to control hexavalent chromium emissions from electroplating and chromic acid anodizing operations. 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 Pollutants 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, 2018; and To Be Reviewed: October 19, 2018)


    Fine (909) 396-2239
    D. Determine that Updated 1-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration Is Exempt from CEQA and Adopt Updated 1-Hour Ozone Attainment Demonstration

    Staff has updated the attainment demonstration of the federal 1979 1-hour ozone standard that was presented in the 2016 AQMP. The emissions inventory in the updated attainment demonstration is based on the final emissions inventory in the 2016 AQMP in order to be consistent with the attainment demonstrations of the 8-hour ozone and PM2.5 standards. The updated attainment demonstration also includes revised air quality modeling and an updated attainment strategy for meeting the 1-hour ozone standard. The updated attainment strategy relies only on SCAQMD’s proposed control measures in the 2016 AQMP, based on the expectation that progress in emission reductions targeted toward attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone standard by 2023 will ensure attainment of the 1-hour ozone standard by 2022.  As such, emission reductions from CARB’s State Implementation Plan strategies, including 182(e)5 measures (“black box” measures) are no longer needed to attain the 1-hour standard. The updated attainment strategy successfully demonstrates attainment of the 1-hour ozone standard by 2022.  This action is to: 1) Determine that the updated 1-hour ozone attainment demonstration is exempt from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act; and 2) Adopt the updated 1-hour ozone attainment demonstration. (Review: Mobile Source Committee, October 19, 2018)

  • Budget/Fiscal Impact

    3. Execute Agreements to Accept Donation and Disburse Electric Vehicle Chargers

    Matt Miyasato

    909-396-3249
    In August 2017, Mercedes-Benz USA LLC approached SCAQMD to accept a donation of 977 Level 2 EV chargers and work with partner organizations to identify residents and sites in disadvantaged and low-income communities to host the chargers.  Staff worked with Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation to identify partner organizations to assist in disbursing the EV chargers throughout the four counties.  Partner organizations include the Southern California Public Power Authority, California Courts and other municipal, local and county agencies.  These actions are to execute an agreement with Mercedes-Benz USA LLC to accept the donation as well as identify and execute agreements with partner organizations to disburse the donated EV chargers.  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, September 21, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 4. Approve Assignment of and Execute Contract for CNG Station at SCAQMD

    Matt Miyasato

    909-396-3249
    In May 2015, the Board declared the existing CNG fueling station equipment at SCAQMD headquarters as surplus and authorized execution of a property usage agreement and contract with FirstCNG, LLC, and (Titan Diamond Bar) to upgrade the fast-fill CNG fueling station at SCAQMD and operate and maintain the station for five years.  Over the past three years, there has been a series of company name changes to the CNG station and now American CNG Energy proposes to assume ownership of the station under an assignment provision in the current contract.  This action is to approve assignment to, and execute a contract with, American CNG Energy to upgrade the fast-fill CNG fueling station at SCAQMD headquarters and operate and maintain the station for five years.  (Reviewed: Technology Committee, September 21, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 5. Develop and Demonstrate Zero Emissions Battery-Operated Switcher Locomotive

    Matt Miyasato

    909-396-3249
    The City of Los Angeles Harbor Department was awarded $2,768,830 by CARB for the Zero Emissions Track-Miles Demonstration Project and has subsequently contracted with Pacific Harbor Lines Inc. and VeRail Technologies, Inc., to develop and demonstrate a battery-operated switcher locomotive in the San Pedro Bay Ports.  This action is to execute a contract with the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department to cost-share development and demonstration of a battery-operated switcher locomotive in an amount not to exceed $300,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, September 21, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 6. Amend Agreements and Transfer Funds to Develop and Demonstrate Zero Emission Capable Drayage Trucks

    Matt Miyasato

    909-396-3249
    In March 2016, the Board recognized CARB Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Fund revenue, including administrative and program funds to demonstrate zero emission capable drayage trucks.  Contracts with our partners have been executed and projects commenced, but some costs have exceeded the original estimates because of fleet location changes and installation of data loggers.  Additionally, payments to contractors have been delayed due to CARB’s reimbursement process.  This action is to amend agreements using up to $234,000 of SCAQMD’s recognized administrative funds from the GHG Reduction Projects Special Revenue Fund (67) to cover the higher project costs and transfer funds to another participating air district, contingent upon execution of an amended CARB revenue agreement.  These actions are to also authorize redistribution of project funds amongst the participating original equipment manufacturers, on an as-needed basis and contingent upon CARB approval if necessary, and transfer up to $5,000,000 as a temporary advance of funds from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31) to the GHG Reduction Projects Special Revenue Fund (67). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, September 21, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 7. Amend Contract to Implement DC Fast Charging Network

    Matt Miyasato

    909-396-3249
    In September 2013 and November 2014, the Board recognized CEC grant revenue for the South Coast Air Basin’s DC fast charging network and awarded a contract to Clean Fuel Connection, Inc., (CFCI) to install the fast chargers.  This project has experienced numerous delays due to changes in the partners and the number and locations of the chargers.  While the installation of the ten chargers was scheduled to be completed by July 1, 2018, CEC issued a stop work order on June 19, 2018, and reversed a previous agreement to fund installation costs.  This action is to amend the contract with CFCI to make up for the CEC shortfall in an amount up to $350,000 from the Clean Fuels Program Fund (31). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, September 21, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 8. Approve Endowment to University of California Irvine to Support Graduate Student Scholarship Fund and Execute Contract to Develop Fuel Cell-Gas Turbine Hybrid Technology

    Matt Miyasato

    909-396-3249
    The University of California Irvine (UCI) is seeking endowment funding that will support the research and education of one graduate student to be designated a Samuelsen Energy Visionary Scholar.  The graduate student will lead and promote important and impactful research for air quality and emissions reductions.  Additionally, UCI through its Advanced Power and Energy Program is working on developing solid oxide fuel cell-gas turbine (SOFC-GT) hybrid technology.  This project will focus on the modeling of a SOFC-GT integrated system using biogas, natural gas and renewable hydrogen fuels for applications in the 1-10 megawatt range.  These actions are to approve a one-time $1 million endowment to UCI from interest accrued in the BP ARCO Settlement Projects Fund (46) for the scholarship fund and to execute a contract with UCI in an amount not to exceed $200,000 from the Clean Fuels Fund Program (31) for the SOFC-GT hybrid technology. (Reviewed: Technology Committee, September 21, 2018; Recommended for approval)

  • 9. Recognize Revenue and Appropriate Funds for U.S. EPA PAMS and NASA Citizen Science Programs, Transfer Funds for AQ-SPEC, Issue Solicitations and Purchase Orders and/or Contracts for Services, Air Monitoring and Analysis Equipment and One Vehicle

    Jason Low

    909-396-2269
    SCAQMD will receive U.S. EPA Section 105 Grant funds in the amount of $794,261 for the FY 2018 (26th Year) PAMS Program, with a similar amount estimated for the FY 2019 (27th Year) PAMS Program.  SCAQMD will also receive grant funds up to $452,776 from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) through its Research Opportunities in Earth and Space Sciences Citizen Science Program. In addition, staff is collaborating on test methods and development of a standard for low-cost indoor air quality sensors, which requires various equipment for testing and analysis. These actions are to:  1) recognize revenue and appropriate funds when they become available in Science & Technology Advancement’s FYs 2018-19 and/or 2019-20 Budgets for the PAMS Program and FYs 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 for the NASA Citizen Science Program; 2) transfer funds between Major Objects in support of AQ-SPEC; and 3) issue solicitations and purchase orders and/or contracts for services, air monitoring and laboratory equipment and one vehicle.  (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 14, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 10. Recognize Revenue and Execute Contracts and MOUs to Replace Heavy-Duty Diesel Trucks

    Vicki White

    909-396-3436
    In May 2018, CEC awarded SCAQMD $8 million in grant funds to replace 140 heavy-duty diesel trucks with near-zero emission natural gas trucks.  The CEC grant will be leveraged with $6 million in local match funds including $2 million each from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and $2 million from the Community Air Protection AB 134 Fund (77).  Staff also proposes to replace 129 heavy-duty diesel trucks with zero and near-zero emission trucks under SCAQMD’s Community Air Protection AB 134 Program.  These actions are to recognize up to $8 million from CEC and $2 million from each of the Ports into the Community Air Protection AB 134 Fund (77) as well as execute an MOU with the Ports to implement this program.  This action is to also execute contracts for replacement of 140 diesel trucks with near-zero emission natural gas trucks and replacement of 129 diesel trucks with zero and near-zero emission trucks in an amount not to exceed $30,590,000 from the Community Air Protection AB 134 Fund (77). (Reviewed: Technology Committee, September 21, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 11. Transfer and Appropriate Funds and Authorize Purchase of Microsoft Office 365

    Ron Moskowitz

    909-396-3329
    SCAQMD currently uses the Microsoft Office 2013 Suite.  This software needs to be upgraded and replaced with Microsoft Office 365 for word processing, spreadsheets, email, and collaboration.  This action is to transfer and appropriate funds from the General Fund Undesignated (Unassigned) Fund Balance to Information Management’s FY 2018-19 Budget and authorize the purchase of Microsoft Office 365 licenses for a period of three years in an amount not to exceed $350,000 per year. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 14, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 12. Transfer and Appropriate Funds and Amend Contracts to Provide Short- and Long-Term Systems Development, Maintenance and Support Services

    Ron Moskowitz

    909-396-3329
    SCAQMD 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 transfer and appropriate funds and amend three contracts previously approved by the Board to add funding for needed development and maintenance work. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 14, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 13. Execute Contract for Security Guard Services at Diamond Bar Headquarters

    John Olvera

    909-396-2309
    The current contract for security guard services will expire November 30, 2018.  On May 4, 2018, the Board approved release of an RFP to solicit bids from interested parties to secure a new three-year contract for this service.  This action is to execute a contract with Contact Security, Inc. from December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2021 for an amount not to exceed $1,738,649.  Funding for the first year of this contract has been included in the FY 2018-19 Budget and will be requested in successive fiscal years. (Reviewed:  Administrative Committee, September 14, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 14. Adopt New Class Specification and Amend Salary Resolution for Information Technology Manager and Reclassify Two Existing Manager Positions in Information Management

    John Olvera

    909-396-2309
    These actions are to adopt the new classification of Information Technology Manager and amend the Salary Resolution to establish the salary; and reclassify two existing manager positions in the Information Management division to this new manager classification. These actions have no fiscal impact on the FY 2018-19 Budget. (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 14, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • 15. Approve Contract Awards as Approved by MSRC


    Winterbottom

    As part of their FYs 2016-18 Work Program, the MSRC approved new contracts under the Local Government Partnership and Hydrogen Infrastructure Partnership Programs.  The MSRC also approved a replacement contract as part of their FYs 2014-16 Work Program.  At this time the MSRC seeks Board approval of the contract awards as part of the FYs 2014-16 and 2016-18 Work Programs. (Reviewed: Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, September 20, 2018; Recommended for Approval)

  • Action Item/No Fiscal Impact

    16. Approve Test Method Guidance Document for Rule 1168 – Adhesive and Sealant Applications

    Susan Nakamura

    909-396-3105
    During the public hearing for amendments to Rule 1168 in 2017, the Board directed staff to work with stakeholders, manufacturers, and other regulatory agencies to develop a Test Method Guidance Document to clarify which test method is used to measure the volatile organic compound content of adhesives and sealants subject to Rule 1168.  This action is to seek Board approval of the proposed Test Method Guidance Document for Rule 1168. (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 21, 2018)

  • Items 17 through 23 - Information Only/Receive and File

    17. Legislative, Public Affairs, and Media Report

    Derrick Alatorre

    909-396-3122
    This report highlights the August 2018 outreach activities of the Legislative, Public Affairs and Media Office, which includes: Major Events, Community Events/Public Meetings, Environmental Justice Update, Business Assistance, Media Relations and Outreach to Business and Federal, State, and Local Government.  (No Committee Review)

  • 18. Hearing Board Report

    Julie Prussack

    909-396-2500
    This reports the actions taken by the Hearing Board during the period of
    August 1 through August 31, 2018.  (No Committee Review)

  • 19. Civil Filings and Civil Penalties Report

    Bayron Gilchrist

    909-396-3459
    This reports the monthly penalties from July 1 through August 31, 2018, and legal action filed by the General Counsel's Office from July 1 through August 31, 2018.  An Index of District Rules is attached with the penalty report.  (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, September 21, 2018)

  • 20. 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 August 1, 2018 and August 31, 2018, and those projects for which the SCAQMD is acting as lead agency pursuant to CEQA.  (Reviewed: Mobile Source Committee, September 21, 2018)

  • 21. RFPs/RFQs Scheduled for Release in October

    Sujata Jain

    909-396-2804
    This report summarizes the RFPs/RFQs for budgeted services over $75,000 scheduled to be released for advertisement for the month of October.  (Reviewed: Administrative Committee, September 14, 2018)

  • 22. 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)

  • 23. 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, September 14, 2018)

  • BOARD CALENDAR

    25. Administrative Committee

    Wayne Nastri

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

  • 26. Legislative Committee

    Derrick Alatorre

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

  • 27. Mobile Source Committee

    Philip Fine

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

  • 28. Stationary Source Committee

    Laki Tisopulos

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

  • 29. Technology Committee

    Matt Miyasato

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

  • 30. Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee

    Fred Minassian

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

  • 31. California Air Resources Board Monthly Report

    Denise Garzaro

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

  • PUBLIC HEARING

    32. Certify Final Subsequent Environmental Assessment and Amend Rule 2001 – Applicability and Rule 2002 – Allocations for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Oxides of Sulfur (SOx)

    Susan Nakamura

    909-396-3105
    On January 5, 2018, the Board adopted amendments to Rules 2001 and 2002 to initiate the transition of NOx RECLAIM to a command-and-control regulatory structure.  To support ongoing efforts for transitioning RECLAIM facilities, PAR 2001 would add a provision to allow facilities to opt-out of RECLAIM if certain criteria are met.  PAR 2002 would provide an option, for facilities that receive an initial determination notification, to stay in RECLAIM for a limited time while complying with applicable command-and-control requirements.  PAR 2002 would also establish a provision that precludes any former RECLAIM facility from obtaining offsets from the SCAQMD internal bank.  PAR 2002 also clarifies existing language and removes obsolete provisions, including requirements to report infinite year block (IYB) NOx RTC prices to the Board when the price falls below the minimum threshold.  This action is to adopt the Resolution: 1) Certifying the Final Subsequent Environmental Assessment for Proposed Amended Rule 2001 – Applicability and Proposed Amended Rule 2002 – Allocations for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Oxides of Sulfur (SOx); and 2) Amending Rule 2001 – Applicability and Rule 2002 – Allocations for Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) and Oxides of Sulfur (SOx). (Reviewed: Stationary Source Committee, July 20 and September 21, 2018)

    CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURES – (No Written Material)
    Under the approval authority of the Executive Officer the District will enter into sponsorship agreements with the University of California, Riverside (C19143), Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc. (C19141), and the California Electric Transportation Coalition (C19154).  The University of California, Riverside and the California Electric Transportation Coalition 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.  Comite Civico Del Valle, Inc. has entered into a contractual relationship with Dr. Lyou’s non-profit employer, which also qualifies for the remote interest exception of Section 1090 of the Code.  Dr. Lyou abstained from any participation in the making of the sponsorship agreements.

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) 396-3460 (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) (published name: City of Long Beach v. City of Los Angeles, 19 Cal.App.5th 465 (2018);
  • Evelyn Miramontez v. SCAQMD, Electronic Adjudication Management System Case No. #ADJ302655 (Workers’ Comp. 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;
  • 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.


CONFERENCE WITH NEGOTIATORS
It is also necessary to recess to closed session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957.6 to confer regarding upcoming labor negotiations with:

  • designated representatives regarding represented employee salaries and benefits or other mandatory subjects within the scope of representation [Negotiator:A. John Olvera; Represented Employees: SCAQMD 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. 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
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
CTG = Control Techniques Guideline
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
PAR = Proposed Amended Rule
PEV = Plug-In Electric Vehicle
PHEV = Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle
PM10 = Particulate Matter  10 microns
PM2.5 = Particulate Matter < 2.5 microns
PR = Proposed Rule
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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