Board Member Report: July 19, 2021
Please see below for upcoming public events for the week of July 19, 2021.
Public Work Group for Clean Mobility Investments: On July 19 via remote access, CARB staff will hold a virtual public work group meeting for Low Carbon Transportation Program clean transportation equity projects. CARB staff will provide in-depth updates to the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project, Clean Mobility Options, and Clean Mobility in Schools. The meeting was originally scheduled in May 2021 but was rescheduled to account for the release of the Governor’s Proposed Fiscal Year 2021-22 May Budget Revision.
Technical Workshop on 2022 Scoping Plan: On July 20 via webcast, a technical workshop will be held to provide an in-depth discussion on approaches to developing a target for natural working lands for incorporation into the 2022 Scoping Plan. CARB staff will also provide an update that will assess progress towards achieving the target set forth by Assembly Bill 32 (Núñez, Chapter 488, Statues of 2006) and will also lay out a path to achieving carbon neutrality by the mid-century. This workshop is part of series of workshops hosted by CARB in support of the 2022 Scoping Plan Update.
Assembly Bill 617 Consultation Group Public Meeting: On July 20 via remote access, CARB will host a public meeting for the Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (Garcia, Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017) Consultation Group. Comprised of individuals representing environmental justice organizations, air districts, industry, academia, public health organizations, and local governments, the AB 617 Consultation Group facilitates these meetings to discuss various aspects of Community Air Protection Program implementation.
Training Webinar on Regulatory Overview for Public Agencies in California: On July 22 via webcast, CARB staff will provide a training webinar to educate public agency employees and fleet managers about the basic regulatory requirements for heavy-duty diesel vehicles and to provide an overview on compliance requirements. This course will cover On-Road Public Fleet Regulation, In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation, Periodic Smoke Inspection Program, Portable Equipment Registration Program, and idling limitations.
Board Meeting: On July 22 via webcast, the Board will hear the following agenda item: (1) proposed revisions to the on-board diagnostic system requirements and associated enforcement provisions for passenger cars, light-duty trucks, medium-duty vehicles and engines, and heavy-duty engines. CARB staff is proposing amendments to the on-board diagnostics II (OBD II) regulation, the heavy-duty OBD (HD OBD) regulation, and the OBD II and HD OBD enforcement regulations. Since the regulations were last amended in 2018, Staff is recommending a number of new amendments to address issues with the OBD regulations, in-use issues with the OBD systems, and manufacturers’ concerns with specific requirements. The proposed amendments include requiring OBD systems to store more information regarding emission-related malfunctions and in-use monitor performance, adding details about the specific supporting data required for diesel catalyst/adsorber and oxides of nitrogen sensor monitors, modifying the cold start emission reduction strategy monitoring requirements, and revising the particulate matter filter monitoring requirements.