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board -- Notice of Public Meeting for June 26, 2014 - AB118 AQIP Posted: 23 May 2014 16:36:18
The Air Resources Board will conduct a public meeting to consider approval of the Proposed Funding Plan for the AB 118 Air Quality Improvement Program and Low Carbon Transportation Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund Investments for Fiscal Year 2014-15 (Funding Plan). ARB staff will present the Proposed AB 118 Air Quality Improvement Program Funding Plan for Fiscal Year 2014-15 at the meeting. Copies of the report may be obtained from ARBís Public Information Office, 1001 I Street, First Floor, Environmental Services Center, Sacramento, California, 95814, (916) 322-2990 at least 30 days prior to the scheduled meeting on June 26, 2014. The report may also be obtained from ARBís website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/aqip.htm . The Board Meeting will be held at the following time and place: Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. Place: California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board Byron Sher Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 This Board Meeting will also be webcast for participants unable to attend in person. Comments may be presented orally or in writing at the meeting and may be submitted by postal mail or by electronic submittal before the meeting. Written comments not physically submitted at the meeting must be received no later than 5:00 pm, June 23, 2014, and addressed to the following: Postal mail: Clerk of the Board, Air Resources Board 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 Electronic submittal: http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php Directions to Cal/EPA headquarters and public transit can be found at: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EPAbldg/location.htm For more information about the AQIP, please go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/aqip.htm Further inquiries regarding this matter should be directed to Ms. Lisa Macumber, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 323-2881 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Background: The Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) is designed to support development and commercialization of advanced technologies that are necessary to meet Californiaís air quality and climate goals. Established through the Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 (AB 118; NķŮez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), the program focuses on reducing criteria pollutant and diesel particulate pollution with concurrent reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The AQIP program is expanding. Originally funded at around $30 million dollars per year, the program almost tripled in funding last year to about $90 million dollars, primarily to support the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), which provides incentives for the purchases of zero and near-zero emissions passenger vehicles. The Governorís FY 2014-15 proposed budget identifies $200 million from the Stateís share of auction proceeds under ARBís Cap and Trade program to be spent on low carbon transportation projects that reduce GHG emissions primarily in disadvantaged communities. Because the Governorís goals for the investment of Cap and Trade proceeds are consistent with the established objectives of the AQIP program, and because of the past success of the AQIP program structure, this year staff is combining the two funding sources (AQIP and Low Carbon Transportation Investments) into one funding plan. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.