Notice of Public Workshop Meeting on March 2, 2021 and March 4, 2021
Mail-Out #MSC 21-2103, Posted February 5, 2021 (Updated February 12, 2021)
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a workshop for the proposed Advanced Clean Fleets regulation. This regulation is focused on developing strategies to ensure that the cleanest vehicles are deployed by government, business, and other entities in California to meet their transportation needs. This effort is part of a comprehensive strategy to achieve a zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) truck and bus fleet by 2045 everywhere feasible and significantly earlier for certain market segments such as last mile delivery, public fleets, and drayage applications.
This workshop will be presented twice using two identical GoToWebinar sessions as indicated below. The identical sessions are being offered for stakeholders who are unable to attend either session. You must newly register to attend the March 2, 2021 evening meeting.
The workshop will be two GoToWebinar sessions as follows:
DATE: March 2, 2021 (Evening session date changed)
TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (PST)
DATE: March 4, 2021
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (PST)
The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of the regulation's scope and solicit stakeholder feedback on the proposed strategy as well as a discussion of alternative concepts. The workshop will include a discussion on the proposed schedule and requirements for the following:
- Public fleets (local and State)
- Drayage trucks
- Private and federal fleets
- Outsourcing for zero-emission transportation services
This notice and other meeting materials will be posted in advance of the workshop at https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/advanced-clean-fleets/advanced-clean-fleets-meetings-events.
Informal public comments on the workshop or content may be submitted using a comment submittal form available at https://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm2/bcsubform.php?listname=acf-comments-ws&comm_period=1. Informal comments already submitted can be viewed at https://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm2/bccommlog.php?listname=acf-comments-ws.
Achieving California’s long-term air quality, climate, and public health goals will require a transition from the conventional combustion technologies to zero-emission everywhere feasible, and near-zero-emission powered by low-carbon renewable fuels everywhere else. On June 25, 2020, the Board approved the Advanced Clean Truck Regulation. Promoting the development and use of zero-emission trucks will contribute to the goals set in the Sustainable Freight Action Plan and will help achieve emission reductions as outlined in the State Implementation Plan, Senate Bill 350 (SB 350) (de León, Chapter 547, Statutes of 2015), Assembly Bill 32 (SB 32) (Nuñez, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006), and SB 32 (Pavley, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2016). This effort is part of a broader strategy to increase clean, affordable transportation options such as zero-emission technologies, innovative methods to improve goods movement, and efficiency of transportation systems in California.
At the workshop, staff will also provide an overview of CARB’s process for preparing the environmental analysis (EA) and its content. Staff welcomes 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 later this year.
For contact information and questions regarding the proposed Advanced Clean Fleets regulation, please visit https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/advanced-clean-fleets.
Consistent with California Government Code Section 7296.2, special accommodation or language assistance may be provided via the following:
- An interpreter to be available at the meeting;
- Documents made available in an alternate format or another language; and
- A disability-related reasonable accommodation.
To request special accommodations, please contact Beverly Bueno at (916) 323-7053 or by email at EEOP@arb.ca.gov. For language assistance, please contact the Diesel Hotline at 1-866-6DIESEL (1-866-634-3735) as soon as possible, but no later than ten business days before the scheduled meeting. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.
Consecuente con la sección 7296.2 del Código de Gobierno de California, una acomodación especial o ayuda en otro idioma pueden ser suministradas para cualquiera de los siguientes:
- Un intérprete que esté disponible en la junta;
- Documentos disponibles en un formato alternativo u otro idioma; y
- Una adaptación razonable relacionada con la discapacidad.
Para solicitar acomodaciones especiales, por favor llame a Beverly Bueno al (916) 323- 7053 o por email a EEOP@arb.ca.gov. Para asistencia en su idioma, por favor llame a la Línea de Diésel al 1-866-6DIESEL (1-866-634-3735) lo más pronto posible, pero no menos de diez días hábiles antes de la reunión programada. TTY/TDD/Personas que necesiten este servicio pueden marcar al 711 para el Servicio de Retransmisión de Mensajes de California.