Board Member Report: July 10, 2023
Please see below for upcoming public events for the week of July 10, 2023.
Public Workshop Regarding Assembly Bill 617 Draft Blueprint 2.0: On July 11 via remote access, CARB will host a public workshop where the Office of Community Air Protection will solicit comments on the recently released Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (Garcia, 2017) Draft Blueprint 2.0. This will be the second of three public workshops offered in July. The draft Blueprint describes the strategy implemented to reduce air pollution from toxic air contaminants and criteria air pollutants in disadvantaged communities throughout California. By law, CARB must update this strategy every five years. In 2018, CARB’s Board adopted the first Blueprint. The final proposed draft will be presented to CARB’s Board in September 2023.
Public Landscaper Workgroup Meeting on Small Off-Road Engines: On July 12 via remote access, CARB will host a public workgroup where professional landscapers can discuss recent updates to the small off-road engine regulations that will impact new engines for landscape equipment. Incentives offered to assist with the transition to zero-emission landscape equipment will also be addressed. CARB is proposing to form a panel of landscapers who can participate in future workgroup meetings to ensure useful and relevant information is provided. This will be the second of a series of quarterly virtual meetings on this topic.