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arbcombo -- Notice of Public Availability of the Draft Environmental Analysis Prepared for Proposed First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan Posted: 14 Mar 2014 11:51:03
A notice for the Draft Environmental Analysis prepared for the Proposed First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan (Proposed Update) has been posted on the ARB website. The Draft Environmental Analysis (EA), prepared in accordance with ARB's certified regulatory program (California Code of Regulation, title. 17, sections 60006-60008) to comply with the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is now available for a 45-day public review and comment period. The Board will conduct a public hearing at the time and place noted below to consider approving the Proposed Update. The Board will also consider the Environmental Analysis and staff's written responses to comments on the Draft Environmental Analysis received during the 45-day comment period. Date: May 22, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. Location: California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board 1001 I Street, 2nd Floor Byron Sher Auditorium Sacramento, California 95814 Directions: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EPABldg/location.htm To view the notice for the EA and the public hearing and submit comments: http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php ARB also posted on the ARB website other supporting materials, including Appendix B - Status of Scoping Plan Measures, and Appendix C - Focus Group Working Papers. To download a copy of these materials please visit the following web page: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/document/updatedscopingplan2013.htm The EA contains a programmatic level of environmental review of the strategies, policies and recommendations set forth in the Proposed Update. To download a copy of the EA please visit the following web page: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/document/updatedscopingplan2013.htm Electronic submittal of comments: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/2013comments.htm Todayís release commences a 45-day public review and comment period. ARB invites comments on the EA; comments will be accepted during a 45-day public comment period that begins on March 14, 2014 and ends on April 28, 2014 at 5:00 pm. *** NOTE: All comments on the Proposed Update can be submitted using the existing form. However, a separate comment docket has been established for EA comments only. *** After the 45-day public review and comment period, ARB staff will consider comments received and will prepare written responses to comments raising significant environmental issues based on the EA. The written responses to comments will be posted on ARBís website listed above prior to the Board hearing on May 22, 2014 at the time and location noted above. Further inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Mr. David Mallory, Manager of the Climate Change Policy Section at (916) 445-8316. What is the First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan? As required by AB 32, the initial Scoping Plan was developed in 2008. This Plan must be updated every five years. The First Update to the Climate Change Scoping Plan (Update) builds upon the initial Scoping Plan with new strategies and recommendations. The Update defines ARBís climate change priorities for the next five years and lays the groundwork to start the transition to achieve Californiaís longer-term climate goals. It highlights Californiaís progress toward meeting the near-term 2020 GHG emission reduction goals defined in the initial Scoping Plan and evaluates how to align the State's longer-term GHG reduction strategies with other State policy priorities, for water, waste, natural resources, agriculture, clean energy, transportation and land use. For more background information, please visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips. 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: ab32publichealth, agriculture-sp, altsup, auctionproceeds, board, capandtrade, ccms, cc, cement, commref, ej, energyaudits, ghg-rep, ghg-ver, hfcdiy, landfills, lcfs, localaction, manuremgmt, mvac-dismant, mvac-gwp, offsets, reftrack, residref, res, semiconductors, sf6nonelec, tire-pressure, zev2007.