Board Member Report: March 20, 2023
Please see below for upcoming public events for the week of March 20, 2023.
Public Meeting to Discuss a Draft Questionnaire for a Landscaper Survey: On March 21 via remote access, CARB will host a public meeting to discuss a draft questionnaire to be used in an upcoming landscaper survey. CARB is conducting this survey to follow changes in small off-road engine (SORE) equipment population and use since its 2017-2019 survey.
Public Meeting on Emerging Research:Air Pollution Health Outcomes and Valuation: On March 22, via remote access, a public meeting presenting on emerging science in the area of air pollution and health will be held to develop a better understanding of the current research and methodologies in order to analyze and measure health outcomes and benefits. Academic and governmental experts will present on topics such as health outcomes and valuation. Questions and a panel discussion with health experts under contract with CARB will follow as well as a public comment period.
Public Landscaper Workgroup Meeting on Small Off-Road Engines: On March 23 via remote access, CARB will host a workgroup for professional landscapers to discuss recent updates to the SORE regulations that will affect new engines used in landscape equipment. Also to be discussed are incentives for electric landscape equipment to help landscapers transition to zero-emission equipment.
Board Meeting: On March 23 and 24, in Sacramento and via webcast, the Board will hear the following agenda items: 1) the adoption of the Ozone Attainment Plan for Western Nevada County: State Implementation Plan for 2015 70 parts per billion (ppb) Ozone Standard; 2) the adoption of the California Smog Check Performance Standard Modeling and Program Certification for the 70 ppb and 75 ppb eight-hour Ozone Standard; 3) the appointment of new or alternate members to the Environmental Justice Advisory Committee (EJAC) and the adoption of the EJAC Charter; and 4) proposed amendments to the Aftermarket Parts Procedure to clarify the process for electric vehicle conversions to receive an exemption from the anti-tampering prohibitions of the California Vehicle Code Section 27156.