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Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Workshops and Public Meetings

Upcoming Meetings:

Public Workshops on the Draft Second Investment Plan for California Climate Investments

The State of California will hold a series of public workshops to receive input on the Draft Second Investment Plan for Fiscal Years 2016-17 through 2018-19.

Three workshops covering the same material will be held across the State during the first week of November, 2015. In each location, representatives from the Department of Finance, in consultation with the Air Resources Board and other State agencies (Administration) will provide an overview of the current thoughts for investment priorities for the coming years and will hear public comment on potential future investments. Workshop details are provided below:

Workshop Date Workshop Time Workshop Location
November 3, 2015
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters
Byron Sher Hearing Room
1001 I Street
, California 95812
November 4, 2015
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District
Board Room
1990 East Gettysburg Avenue
FRESNO, California 93726
Alternative locations with live video feed:
4800 Enterprise Way
MODESTO, California 95356, and

34946 Flyover Court
BAKERSFIELD, California 93308

November 5, 2015
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM California Department of Transportation Building
100 South Main Street
LOS ANGELES, California 90012

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Archived Meetings:

Public Workshops on Investment Plan Concepts and Draft Funding Guidelines

The State of California held a series of public workshops to receive input on a Concept Paper for the Second Investment Plan and the Draft Funding Guidelines for Agencies Administering California Climate Investments.

Seven workshops covering the same material were held across the State. In each location, representatives from the Administration provided an overview of our early thoughts for investment priorities and heard public comment on both potential future investments and the draft Funding Guidelines. Workshop details are provided below:

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Public Workshops on Funding Guidelines for Administering Agencies

State law requires ARB to develop guidance for all State agencies that receive appropriations from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, including guidance on reporting, quantification methods, and maximizing benefits to disadvantaged communities. To comply with this law, ARB is developing Funding Guidelines to help these agencies use their appropriations in a way that reduces greenhouse gases, furthers the purposes of AB 32, maximizes benefits to disadvantaged communities, and meets the other statutory requirements.

The June 16, 2015 discussion draft of the Funding Guidelines is posted below. On July 13, ARB posted additional supplemental text to the discussion draft that identifies potential changes for public discussion. A workshop to receive public comment on the discussion draft was held June 22, 2015 in Sacramento. A second public workshop was held Thursday, July 16, 2015 in Los Angeles. Workshop details are provided below:

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Board Hearing

September 18, 2014

On September 18, 2014, ARB adopted the Interim Guidance for Investments to Benefit Disadvantaged Communities to meet SB 535 requirements to maximize the benefits of investments to disadvantaged communities.

SB 535 Workshops

August/September, 2014

In August and September 2014, the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the Air Resources Board (ARB) conducted public workshops to discuss the investment of Auction Proceeds in disadvantaged communities, the identification of disadvantaged communities, and the criteria for determining benefits to disadvantaged communities in accordance with SB 535.

Investment Plan

April 25, 2013

The State held a public hearing on the Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Investment Plan: Fiscal Years 2013-2014 through 2015-2016.

February 2013

In February 2013, the State held public workshops to provide input on the development of the draft Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds Investment Plan for Fiscal Years 2013-14 to 2015-16. The workshops were held in Fresno, Sacramento, and Los Angeles; each workshop covered the same topics.

May 24, 2012

Public Consultation on Investment of Cap-and-Trade Auction Proceeds

For questions, please contact:
Matthew Botill at (916) 324-2828