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schoolbus -- schoolbus--Save the date: November 30, 2011 – Call to discuss proposed Lower-Emission School Bus Program (LESBP) Revisions with Agenda Posted: 17 Nov 2011 09:00:53
ARB staff invites you to participate in a working group meeting via phone to discuss proposed revisions of the 2008 LESBP Guidelines. Topics of discussion will be: Incorporation of recently chaptered Assembly Bills 462 and 470 into the 2008 LESBP Guidelines; clarification of tracking and reporting requirements of earned interest; clarification of the cost-caps for school bus replacements, retrofits, natural gas tank replacements, and fueling dispensers; emission criteria for Calendar Year 2012 replacement contracts; and correction of School Bus Program Advisory 08-001. The meeting agenda is attached. The conference call will begin at 10:00 am, Wednesday, November 30, 2011. To participate, please use the following toll-free number and passcode: Call-in Number: (800) 619-9084 Passcode: 28359 If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Janet Page at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (916) 324-1988. Background: Proposition 1B, which was approved by the voters in 2006, enacts the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006. This bond act authorizes $200 million for replacing and retrofitting school buses through the Lower-Emission School Bus Program. Funds shall be available upon appropriation by the Legislature for the Lower-Emission School Bus Program. The goal of the Lower-Emission School Bus Program is to provide cleaner, safer transportation for children in California. For more information about the Lower-Emission School Bus Program, please go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/bonds/schoolbus/schoolbus.htm Agenda Proposed Revisions of the 2008 LESBP Guidelines November 30, 2011 10:00 – 12:00 Participation via phone only Call-in Number: (800) 619-9084 Passcode: 28359 1. Introductions and Announcements 2. Overview – open discussion will occur following each topic 3. Recently Chaptered Assembly Bills 462 and 470 4. Clarification of tracking and reporting requirements of earned interest 5. Clarification of the cost-caps for – o school bus replacements o retrofits o natural gas tank replacements o fueling dispensers 6. Engine emission criteria for Calendar Year 2012 replacement contracts 7. Correction of School Bus Program Advisory 08-001 8. Adjournment