ZEE is a very important piece to CARB's mission to provide cleaner, healthful air for all citizens of California. The California Clean Air Act requires CARB to achieve the maximum degree of emission reductions possible from vehicular and other mobile sources in order to attain the ambient air quality standards by the earliest practicable date. At the September 2003 hearing, the Board also directed staff to provide a report on the potential for increasing electric equipment in the small off-road category. In response to the Board's request, a Staff Report was prepared to explore the potential electrification of Small Off-Road Engines. As predicted in the Staff Report, there has been a large influx electric powered equipment in the lawn and garden sector, however there has been minimal changes made in the commercial market.