Board Member Report: May 22, 2023
Please see below for upcoming public events for the week of May 22, 2023.
Roundtable Discussion – Reducing Risk When Financing and Insuring Zero-Emission Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles: On May 22 via remote access, CARB will host a roundtable discussion on implementing risk reduction strategies in the development of the zero-emission, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicle market. The purpose is to build on existing research and explore strategies in the finance, lease, and insurance industries. Staff will provide an update on work surrounding financial and non-financial support for trucks and solicit feedback on possible financial strategies and programs.
Public Workshop: Auto-Acceleration Mechanism for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard: On May 23 via remote access, CARB will host a public workshop to discuss potential changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program. LCFS establishes annual benchmarks that reduce the carbon intensity of the State transportation fuel pool. In this meeting, CARB will discuss possible mechanism designs that would accelerate the carbon intensity benchmarks as long as certain conditions are met.
Listening Session on Upcoming Off-Road Rulemakings: On May 24 via remote access, CARB will host a listening session focused on the following off-road rulemaking topics: off-road new diesel engines (Tier 5), zero-emission forklifts, and targeted manufacturer rule for zero-emission off-road equipment. Staff will share information on these rulemaking topics and solicit feedback from those who are impacted by poor air quality and who are advocating for cleaner off-road equipment.
Public Workshop on Annual Monitoring Network Plan: On May 25 via remote access, CARB will host a public workshop to reveal the federal requirements and a description of the CARB 2023 Annual Monitoring Network Plan and Community-Scale Air Monitoring in California.
Board Meeting: On May 25 in Riverside and via webcast, the Board will hear the following agenda items: 1) Consideration of the proposed research contract with the University of California, Berkeley, titled, “Impacts of Air Pollution on Life Expectancy Across Multiple Generations: Race, Ethnicity and Vulnerability Perspectives”; and 2) Consideration of the proposed amendments to the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Chromium Electroplating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations (Hearing 2 of 2).