Board Member Report: November 29, 2021
Please see below for upcoming public events for the week of November 29, 2021.
Assembly Bill 32 Environmental Justice Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting: On December 1 via Zoom, CARB will host a public meetingfor the Assembly Bill 32 (Núñez, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006) Environmental Justice Advisory Committee. The committee is comprised of representatives from California communities most heavily impacted by air pollution, including those communities with minority or low-income populations. This upcoming virtual meeting is open to the public and includes a public comment period.
Public Workshop on 2022 Scoping Plan Update:On December 2 via remote access, CARB staff will hold a public workshop to discuss greenhouse gas emissions and sinks from natural working lands (NWL) as well as various modeling scenarios that will help develop a target for California’s NWLs. This technical workshop will inform the 2022 Scoping Plan Update and is part of a series of workshops CARB is hosting to assess progress towards achieving the 2030 target in Senate Bill (SB) 32 (Pavely, 2006) and lay out a path to achieve carbon neutrality no later than 2045 (SB 100, De León, 2018).
Transportation and Refrigeration Units Public Workshop: On December 2 via remote access, CARB staff will hold a public workshop on Transportation and Refrigeration Units (TRU). Topics that will be covered include regulation applicability, hiring and contracting TRUs, compliance requirements, and registration and labeling. TRUs are used on semi-trailers, truck vans, shipping containers, and rail cars and most are diesel-powered. To reduce risk of exposure to diesel particulate matter from TRUs, owners, operators, dispatchers, and distribution centers must comply with the TRU Airborne Toxic Control Measures.
Work Group Meeting on Medium and Heavy-Duty Infrastructure: On December 3 via remote access, CARB, the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the Governor’s Office of Business Administration and Economic Development will hold the first of fourwork group meetings to discuss medium and heavy-duty infrastructure. The focus of this first meeting will be on costs and funding such as property and space considerations, benefits to hosts, and permitting. Each meeting will provide opportunities for participants to discuss current infrastructure activities, challenges, and solutions required to support zero-emission trucks and buses in response to the proposed Advanced Clean Fleets regulations.