Public Workshop on Advanced Clean Cars II
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or the Board) staff invite you to participate remotely in a public workshop to provide input on the development of the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) regulations. The ACC II regulations will seek to reduce criteria and greenhouse gas emissions from new light- and medium-duty vehicles beyond the 2025 model year, and increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) for sale. During the workshop, staff will present an overview of the ACC II regulatory proposals on the Low-Emission Vehicle (or LEV IV) Regulation and the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation. Staff will also present updates on minimum technology requirements for ZEVs and proposed measures to increase access to ZEVs for our priority communities. This workshop will also serve as a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) scoping meeting to obtain feedback for the environmental impact analysis.
The virtual public workshop will be held on the following date and time.
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Recording: View workshop recording
The workshop is open to the public and we encourage your participation. Please use the link below to register for the Zoom webinar. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about how to join the webinar by computer or by telephone.
Staff request stakeholder comments following the workshop be submitted using the informal comment submittal form by September 1, 2021. Comments submitted can be viewed on the workshop comments log webpage.
In 2012, CARB adopted a set of regulations to control emissions from passenger vehicles, collectively called Advanced Clean Cars (ACC). Advanced Clean Cars combined the control of smog-causing (criteria) pollutants and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions into a single coordinated package of regulations through 2025 model year vehicles: the Low-Emission Vehicle III regulation for criteria (LEV III Criteria) and GHG (LEV III GHG) emissions, and a technology forcing Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation.
A California midterm review of the standards was presented to the Board in March 2017. At that time, the Board also directed staff to begin working on post-2025 model year vehicle regulations. Since the midterm review, staff have continued to research additional measures to reduce air pollution from light-duty and medium-duty vehicles. Additionally, in September 2020, Governor Newsom signed Executive Order N-79-20 which established a goal that 100 percent of California sales of new passenger car and trucks be zero-emission by 2035 and directed CARB to develop and propose regulations toward this goal. Furthermore, CARB’s 2020 Mobile Source Strategy illustrates that an aggressive deployment of ZEVs will be needed for the State to meet federal air quality requirements and the State’s climate change targets.
At the workshop staff will provide an overview of CARB’s process for preparing the Environmental Analysis (EA) and its content required under the California Environmental Quality Act. Staff welcome public input at the workshop on the appropriate scope and content of the EA at the beginning of our process, including the reasonably foreseeable methods of compliance with the proposal, the potential significant adverse impacts associated with the methods of compliance, potential feasible mitigation measures, and feasible alternatives to the proposal that could reduce or eliminate any significant adverse impacts. A draft of the EA will be released for public review and comment in 2022.
If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to receive information regarding the Advanced Clean Cars II regulations, please subscribe at the Advanced Clean Cars website.
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