Air Resources Board

AB 32 – Staff Proposed Additional Early Action Items

Group 1: Discrete Early Actions[1]

Name

Summary

Estimated Reduction
(in million metric tons CO2 equivalent)

SF6 reductions from non-electricity sector

Ban the use of Sulfur Hexafluoride from non-essential applications if viable alternatives are available. 

TBD

Reduction of emissions from consumer products

Establish standards to reduce emissions from aerosols, tire inflators, electronics cleaning and dust removal products.

0.3

Smartway Truck Efficiency

Require existing trucks and trailers to be retrofitted with devices that reduce aerodynamic drag.

1.3

Tire inflation

Require tune-up and oil change technicians to ensure proper tire inflation as part of overall service.

0.2

Reduction of PFCs from semiconductor industry

Establish standards to reduce emissions of perfluorocarbons in the semiconductor industry.

0.5

Green ports

Allow docked ships to shut off their auxiliary engines by plugging into shoreside electrical outlets or other technologies.

0.5

Estimated reductions

2.8

Group 2: Other Early Actions

Name

Summary

Estimated Reduction
(in million metric tons CO2 equivalent)

Refrigerant tracking, reporting and recovery program

Enhance monitoring, enforcement and recovery of refrigerants, including hydrofluorocarbons

1.25

Energy efficiency of California cement facilities

Improve energy efficiency practices and technologies

2

Blended cements

Allow increased use of cement blending with materials such as fly ash, limestone and slag in the production of Portland cement.

0.5

Anti-idling enforcement

Increase compliance with existing anti-idling regulations.

0.7

Research regarding nitrogen land application efficiency

Conduct research to understand how to reduce nitrous oxide emissions from fertilizer applications.

TBD

Estimated Reductions

4.45

Total Estimated Reductions  

7.35



[1] A “discrete early action meets the legal definition in Health and Safety Code Section 38560.5. Discrete early actions are regulations that will be adopted and enforceable by the Board by January 1, 2010.