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Comment 50 for 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan (scopingplan2022) - Non-Reg.

First NameThomas
Last NameBecker
AffiliationT. Becker Power Systems
SubjectPublic comment, Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan

This is the second of two comments I am submitting for the Draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan.

I request CARB staff respond to my itemized comments as required by CEQA, NEPA and all state and federal statutes and regulations pertaining to response to comments.


AAA) I am submitting the following alternative to the Advanced Clean Car II regulation portion of the Draft Scoping Plan.

     - establish a "closed loop" renewable liquid fuel standard in the state of 25% content "closed loop" renewable fuel by 2030 and 50% content "closed loop" renewable fuel by 2040. 

      - Reduce statewide VMT from a 2014 baseline by 25% by 2030 and 50% by 2040.

       -Reduce  Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach activity (tonnage) by 75% from a  2019 baseline.

The above alternative provides far greater environmental protection than the Advanced Clean Car II regulation. The above alternative should be analyzed for the following reductions in emissions and compared to reductions achieved by the ACC II regulation:

   - Reduced emissions from mobile sources directly achieved inside the state.

    - Reduced GHG emissions achieved by reduced shipping operations.

     -Reduced GHG emissions by transferring manufacturing from China to the United States.

Points to the above alternative:

     - The Ports of Los Angeles/ Long Beach are owned by the respective cities. Those cities have every right and power to limit activity at their ports.

      - GHG emissions from manufacturing any given item in the U.S are far less than GHG emissions from manufacturing the same item in China.

       - The above alternative to the ACC II regulation will have a far less impact to other states than the ACC II regulation. This is because the ACC II regulation will impact the design, price, safety and utility of motor vehicles sold throughout the U.S., to the detriment of consumers in other states that do not want their motor vehicle designs, prices, safety or utility influenced by the ACC II regulation.

CARB is required by CEQA to prepare an analysis of the above environmentally superior alternative. It is also unlawful for CARB to implement any motor vehicle emission standard that is more stringent than federal standards without first exhausting all emission reduction options available to the state, such as the emission reduction strategies proposed in the above alternative.


T.Becker Power Systems

Tom Becker

Buellton, CA

Original File Name
Date and Time Comment Was Submitted 2022-06-07 08:34:34

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