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Auction Proceeds - Workshops on ARB Guidance

SB 535 Workshops (Revised 9/17/2014)

Revised Draft Interim Guidance for Investments to Benefit Disadvantaged Communities posted in "Workshop Materials" below.

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) will be conducting 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 Senate Bill (SB) 535 (De León, Chapter 830, Statute of 2012).  

SB 535 requires that 25 percent of auction proceeds be invested in projects that benefit disadvantaged communities and at least 10 percent be invested in projects located within those communities.  State law also directs CalEPA to identify disadvantaged communities and ARB to develop guidance for State agencies on approaches to maximize benefits to disadvantaged communities.

The purpose of the workshops is to receive input on:
  • CalEPA's identification of disadvantaged communities for priority investments of Auction Proceeds.
  • ARB's interim guidance for State agencies to maximize benefits in disadvantaged communities, including criteria to determine which projects benefit disadvantaged communities. 
You may submit written comments on both of these topics from August 20 to September 15.

Workshop Schedule



Meeting Place

August 20

Moved to September 3
6:00 – 8:00 PM Oakland:
Elihu M. Harris, State Office Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
August 25 6:00 – 8:00 PM Fresno:
Hugh Burns State Building, Room 1036
2550 Mariposa Mall
Fresno CA 93721
August 26 6:00 – 8:00 PM Los Angeles:
Junipero Serra Building, Carmel Room
320 West Fourth Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
September 3

New Date
6:00 – 8:00 PMOakland:
Elihu M. Harris, State Office Building
1515 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Workshop Materials:

Archived Meetings

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