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arbcombo -- Workshop To Discuss Updates To The Zero Emission Bus (ZBus) Regulation and ZBus Technology Summit Posted: 30 Aug 2013 16:31:40
ZERO EMISSION BUS WORKSHOP NOTICE Located at South Coast AQMD Diamond Bar, California September 17, 2013 9:00am to 5:00pm. NOTICE: The Air Resources Board (ARB or the Board) invites you to participate in a public workshop on September 17, 2013, in Diamond Bar, California, to discuss updates to the Zero Emission Bus (ZBus) regulation and to explore the status of, and future developments to, ZBus technology and related systems. At this workshop, ARB will establish the continued need for ZBus technology development. ZBus manufacturers and technology providers will discuss the current state of zero-emission bus technology and where they anticipate this technology will be in the near, and medium term future. In addition, transit agencies will share their experiences with procuring zero emission buses, operating within urban fleets, and maintenance challenges and opportunities. Staff plans to hold additional workshops following this workshop to explore regulatory options and to take comments on draft amendments prior to taking the regulatory package to the Board in May 2014. Details of the workshop are as follows: Date: September 17, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Location: South Coast Air Quality Management District 21865 Copley Drive Diamond Bar, CA 91765 Participants are encouraged to attend in person. A “Go To Webinar” will be set up to accommodate those who are unable to attend in person. The “Go To Webinar” sign up information along with a final agenda will be posted on the ZBus website seven days before the meeting. STAFF CONTACT: For more information on this workshop please contact Mr. Gerhard Achtelik, Manager, at (916) 323 8973 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or Ms. Lesley Stern, Air Resources Engineer, at (916) 323 2913 or via email at email@example.com. BACKGROUND: The Zero Emission Bus regulation, first adopted in 2000, applies transit agencies with 200 or more urban busses. The regulation requires 15 percent of new buses purchases must be zero emission. The regulation was amended in 2006, the Board pushed off the purchase requirement to 2010, but gave the executive officer (EO) the ability to suspend the requirement so long as cost, durability and performance remained issues. The EO has suspended the purchase requirement indefinitely since 2010. The board will be considering changes or amendments to regulation which may affect the 15 percent purchase requirement. You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: altfuels, aqip, bus-tfv, bus-ub, ca-hydrogen, clean_cars, driveclean, hydprod, ms-mailings, onrdiesel, publicfleets, zbus, zev-program.