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Minutes of the Meeting

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES

 PLACE:                      Department of Motor Vehicles
                                     555 Wright Way
   
                                   Carson City, NV

 DATE:                        April 29, 2003

 TIME:                        1:00 p.m.

Attendees: 

DMV staff: Lloyd Nelson, Dianne Stortz-Lintz, Allen Nicholson, and Yer Her

IM members: Russ Wilde, Sig Jaunarajs, Dennis Ransel, Susan Selby, and Andy Goodrich

Non-members: Ralph Felices, Mark Roese, Allen Biaggi, Sam Jackson, Vernon Miller, Steven Grabski, Gary Lang, and Daryl Capurro

Time of meeting:

The meeting started at 1:00pm and ended at 3:15pm.

AB 419

Allen Biaggi gave an update of AB 419 and asked if the committee felt the legislation should move forward. Mr. Biaggi said Senator Titus was ready to support it and needed supporters to voice their support through their lobbyist. Susan Selby and Dennis Ransel, on behalf of Clark County, and Andy Goodrich, on behalf of Washoe County, voiced their support for the bill and said they would get together with their lobbyist.

 Lloyd Nelson asked what language changes there would be other than what was originally submitted. Mr. Biaggi responded the language would remain relatively the same.

 Andy Goodrich asked if the “agriculture lab” and “DMV labs” were in the CIP project. Mr. Biaggi said that the “DMV lab” was not currently in the CIP and if it was added, there would not be funds to build it; also, the “agriculture lab” is in the CIP process and cannot proceed without the $2.00 increase.

 Lloyd Nelson was asked to be the central point of contact for the status of this bill. Mr. Nelson agreed.

 Approval of minutes of 1/30/03’s meeting

Dennis Ransel mentioned some misspellings on the minutes and would like it changed. Sig Jaunarajs also mentioned misspelling he spotted. Yer Her said she would make the changes. Mr. Ransel motioned to approve the minutes pending the changes in spelling; Dianne Stortz-Lintz seconded the motion. No one objected.

 Clark County Grant Request

(1)   Dedicated fund request of $972,966.00
Mr. Nelson gave a summary of the request. Mr. Ransel summarized of what the funds would be used for: 60% salary and 40% program planning and marketing. Mr. Nelson asked for elaboration on public outreach. Mr. Ransel responded that the funds from this request would be for general marketing unlike the funds asked for through the excess fund which will be specifically named. Mr. Goodrich motioned to approve the grant request; Sig Jaunarajs seconded the motion. No one objected.

 

(2)   Excess Reserve fund request of $160,000 and $150,000
Mr. Ransel summarized what the funds would be used for: study of VOCs (volatile organic compound) biogenic emissions, from local vegetation and consumer and commercial products, and NOx (nitrogen oxides) in the formation of ozone. Mrs. Stortz-Lintz asked how the data would be used since this ozone source cannot be controlled. Mr. Ransel and Ms. Selby responded that solutions can be sought after inventory is done. Mr. Goodrich motioned to approve the grant request; Mr. Jaunarajs seconded the motion. No one objected.

 

(3)   Excess Reserve fund request of $150,000
Mr. Ransel summarized what the funds would be used for: study of the formation and movement of PM10/haze in Clark County. Mr. Ransel said the essence of the study is to find out the type, condition, and movement of winds in the area and to find out if the county is the contributor or receiver of pollutants. Mr. Jaunarajs motioned to approve the grant request; Mr. Goodrich seconded the motion. No one objected.

 

(4)   Excess Reserve fund request of $150,000
Mr. Ransel summarized what the funds would be used for: support development of long-term goals and strategies for reducing emissions. Mrs. Stortz-Lintz motioned to approve the grant request; Mr. Goodrich seconded the motion. No one objected.

 

(5)   Excess Reserve fund request of $100,000
Mr. Ransel summarized what the funds would be used for: equipment purchases and operating costs to support the Clark County Natural Events Action Plan. Mr. Ransel said that this grant would fund part of the PM10 SIP plan. Mr. Goodrich motioned to approve the grant request; Russ Wilde seconded the motion. No one objected.

 

Washoe County Grant Request

(1)   Dedicated fund request of $290,626
Mr. Goodrich summarized what the funds would be used for: salary of ambient monitoring personnel, 10% to the interlocal agreement with Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency, and maintenance and operation of the wintertime oxygenate program/biodiesel sampling. Mr. Ransel motioned to approve the grant request; Mr. Jaunarajs seconded the motion. No one objected.

 

(2)   Excess Reserve fund request of $200,000
Mr. Goodrich summarized what the funds would be used for: continued implementation of the voluntary “Clean Diesel” program and continued support of the Truckee Meadows Clean Cities program. Susan Selby motioned to approve the grant request; Mr. Jaunarajs seconded the motion. No one objected.

 

(3)   Excess Reserve fund request of $125,000
Mr. Goodrich summarized what the funds would be used for: continuation of smoking vehicle marketing campaign. Mr. Jaunarajs motioned to approve the grant request; Mrs. Stortz-Lintz seconded the motion. No one objected.

 Grant request priority

Mr. Ransel mentioned that the grant request were presented in no order to priority and if there is money for the excess reserve fund, he wanted to know which request would be funded or if he could send us a priority list for his county’s grant requests. Mrs. Stortz-Lintz responded that all grant requests had been approved by the committee, so when budget closes and if there is money to fund the excess grant request, the counties can decide which ones they want to fund.

 Grant application process

Mr. Ransel wanted to know what the grant application process was and asked to have a guideline of the process. Mr. Ransel said due to new personnel that there had been confusion with deadlines and misunderstandings regarding what needs to come back to DMV. An outline prepared by Mr. Ransel was handed out. Mr. Nelson added to the outline what happens when the grant request arrives at DMV before going back to the counties for contract signatures and timelines for those events.

Miscellaneous

Steven Grabski asked what was needed to get the Department of Agriculture on the IM committee. Mr. Nelson responded that it could be scheduled to be discussed at the next meeting.

Mrs. Stortz-Lintz suggested combining the Heavy Duty Diesel (HDD) subcommittee and IM committee so the topics are not redundant and it would save time since topics from the HDD meeting are usually discussed again at the IM meeting. Ms. Selby suggested having the HDD meeting and IM meeting on the same day, back to back. Mrs. Stortz-Lintz responded that it is currently done that way and re-stated her suggestion.

AB 36 update

Daryl Capurro gave an update about the status of AB 36. Mr. Capurro said that supporters needed to show their support. IM members said they would talk to their superiors of the status.

The meeting adjourned.

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