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omb -- PUBLIC WORK GROUP: Air Resources Board's Fiscal Year 2016-17 Funding Plan - Request for Distribution List Sign-Up and Upcoming Meetings

Posted: 01 Feb 2016 14:14:47
Are you interested in participating any of ARB's upcoming work
groups?  If yes, click on the link below and mark your calendar.

The Air Resources Board (ARB) is developing the Fiscal Year
(FY)2016-17 Funding Plan for the Low Carbon Transportation
Investments and the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP).  The
annual funding plan is each year’s blueprint for expending funds
appropriated to ARB for advanced technology clean transportation
incentive programs.  Project categories consistent with the
Governor’s FY 2016-17 budget proposal and the Cap-and Trade
Auction Proceeds Investment Plan, including new project
categories, will be considered for funding.

The public work groups listed below will be used to discuss
topics such as funding allocations, project and technology types,
emission reduction targets, and overall goals for the category.
If you would like to participate in one or more of the work
groups below, please e mail Michael Baker at
Michael.Baker@arb.ca.gov  and indicate which work group(s) you
are interested in.  If you are already a member in one of the
established work groups, you will continue to be included in that
work group and need not respond to this request.  Respondents
will be added to the requested work group(s) e-mail distribution
list(s) for meeting notifications and other information.  
Light Duty Work Groups:
1. Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP)
2. Increased Incentives for Public Fleets Pilot Project 3. Car
Sharing and Mobility Options Pilot Project 4. Enhanced Fleet
Modernization Program Plus-up Pilot Project 5. Financing
Assistance Pilot Project 6. Agricultural Worker Vanpools in the
San Joaquin Valley Pilot Project 
Heavy Duty Work Groups:
7. Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentives
Project (HVIP) 8. Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Pilot Commercial
Deployment 9. On-Road Truck Demonstrations 10. Freight Locomotive
Demonstrations 11. Off-Road Freight Equipment Demonstrations 12.
Off-Road Near-Zero Agricultural and Construction Equipment
Demonstrations 13. Off-Road Passenger Transportation
Demonstrations 14. Low Oxides of Nitrogen (NOx) Truck Incentives
15. Zero-Emission Freight Equipment Pilot Commercial Deployment
16. Off-Road Mobile Agricultural Equipment Trade-Up Pilot in the
San Joaquin Valley 17. School Buses in Rural School Districts

Fuels Work Group:
18. Low-Carbon Fuels Incentive Program Work Group

Below is a list of upcoming meetings.  Notifications containing
all of the meeting information will be sent through the
appropriate work group distribution lists.  For a complete
calendar of events, please visit: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/aqip/meetings/meetings.htm . For
more information about AQIP, please visit:
Light-Duty Related Meetings:

Three-Year Forecasting/Projections
Friday, February 5, 2016; 9:30 a.m. – Noon (Pacific Time)
Light-Duty Pilot Project
Friday, February 5, 2016; 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Technology and Market Assessment
Friday, February 12, 2016; 10:00 a.m. – Noon (Pacific Time)
Market Sustainability Metrics
Friday, February 19, 2016; 10:00 a.m. – Noon (Pacific Time)
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) Program Structure Friday,
February 23, 2016; 10:00 a.m. – Noon (Pacific Time)
Heavy-Duty Related Meetings:
Heavy-Duty and Off-Road Projects
Thursday, February 11, 2016; 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Pacific
Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentives Project
Thursday, February 18, 2016; 10:00 a.m. – Noon (Pacific Time)
Low Carbon Fuels Incentive
Thursday, February 11, 2016; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Pacific
Background:  Cap-and-Trade auction proceeds provide funding for
ARB’s advanced technology, clean transportation incentive
programs, expanding the types of projects ARB has funded through
AQIP.  These investments accelerate the transition to low carbon
freight and passenger transportation, supporting the Governor’s
climate change strategy pillar of a 50 percent reduction in
petroleum use in vehicles by 2030 and the Administration’s goal
to deploy 1.5 million zero emission vehicles in California by

The FY 2014-15 State budget appropriated $200 million to ARB for
Low Carbon Transportation projects to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions with a target that at least half the investments
benefit disadvantaged communities.  The FY 2015-16 State budget
appropriated another $95 million.  ARB expects to receive another
appropriation for Low Carbon Transportation investments from the
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in the FY 2016-17 State Budget. ARB
staff intends to develop a joint Funding Plan for the Low Carbon
Transportation and AQIP for the FY 2016-17 funding cycle as it
has done in the past two budget cycles.

AQIP is a voluntary, mobile source incentive program that focuses
on reducing criteria pollutant and diesel particulate emissions
with concurrent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.  AQIP has
an annual budget of about $25 million.  ARB focuses AQIP
investments on technology advancing projects that support
California’s long-term air quality and climate change goals in
addition to providing immediate emission benefits. In recent
years, the majority of AQIP funds have gone towards the Truck
Loan Assistance Program which helps small business truckers to
secure financing for newer trucks or diesel exhaust retrofits in
advance of compliance deadlines for ARB’s in-use truck and bus

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