Steven Cliff was appointed Deputy Executive Officer at the California Air Resources Board in the summer of 2017. Steve is responsible for overseeing programs to reduce emissions from mobile sources and the statewide monitoring and laboratory programs. These include the vehicle emissions testing and compliance programs, mobile source regulations, engine certification programs, the ambient air quality monitoring network, small engine regulations, and incentive programs. Steve started at CARB in 2008 where he working on the first climate change scoping plan under AB 32, and led the development of the greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program. In 2014, Governor Brown appointed Steve to Caltrans as the inaugural director for sustainability, and in 2016 appointed Steve back to CARB as Senior Advisor to Chair Mary Nichols.
Steve earned his Bachelor’s and Doctoral degrees in Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego.