What's New List Serve Post Display

What's New List Serve Post Display

Below is the List Serve Post you selected to display.
arbcombo -- March 23, 2016: Public Workshop on the Natural and Working Lands Sector to Inform Development of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update

Posted: 09 Mar 2016 16:46:10
California Department of Food and Agriculture, California Natural
Resources Agency, California Air Resources Board, and Governor’s
Office of Planning and Research are jointly hosting a public
workshop on the Natural and Working Lands sector on March 23,
2016. This workshop will support the process to update the AB 32
Scoping Plan to reflect California’s goal to reduce statewide
greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, as
directed in Executive Order B-30-15.  Prior to the jointly-hosted
Natural and Working Lands sector public workshop, the Forest
Climate Action Team (FCAT) will also hold a separate public
workshop to discuss recent progress towards development of the
Forest Carbon Plan.  The FCAT workshop will be held from 9:00am
to 12:00pm at the same location. The announcement for the FCAT
Forest Carbon Plan public workshop can be found here:

A week prior to the jointly-hosted workshop, Agencies will post a
Discussion Paper containing initial ideas that will be considered
and evaluated as part of California’s 2030 climate change vision
and strategy for the Natural and Working Lands sector. The
Discussion Paper will also include additional topics and
questions for stakeholder review and comment both during and
after the public workshop. The Discussion Paper will be posted
here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm.

Both meetings are open to the public and full participation by
all parties is encouraged:

DATE:	Wednesday, March 23, 2016 
TIME: 	1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
PLACE:	CalEPA Headquarters Building
Byron Sher Auditorium 
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

This Natural and Working Lands sector workshop is part of the
public process to update the Scoping Plan to reflect the
Governor’s Executive Order B-30-15, which establishes a mid-term
GHG reduction target for California of 40 percent below 1990
levels by 2030.  All state agencies with jurisdiction over
sources of GHG emissions were directed to implement measures to
achieve reductions of GHG emissions to meet the 2030 and 2050
targets.  ARB was directed to update the AB 32 Scoping Plan to
reflect the 2030 target, and therefore, is moving forward with
the update process.  The mid-term target is critical to help
frame the suite of policy measures, regulations, planning
efforts, and investments in clean technologies and infrastructure
needed to continue driving down emissions.

In an effort to further the vision of AB 32, Governor Brown
identified key climate change strategy pillars in his January
2015 inaugural address. The pillars recognize that several major
areas of the California economy will need to reduce emissions to
meet the 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target. One of the key
pillars identified by Governor Brown was to ensure that State
agencies are managing farm and rangelands, forests and wetlands
so they can store carbon.

Environmental Analysis
This workshop will serve as a scoping meeting as required by the
California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Pursuant to CEQA and
ARB’s Certified Regulatory Program (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14,
§15251(d); Cal. Code Regs., tit. 17, §§ 60000–60008), staff is
reviewing the Proposed 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update to
determine if the proposed project will result in any potentially
significant adverse environmental impacts. Staff will provide an
overview of ARB’s process for preparing the environmental
analysis (EA) and its content.  Staff welcomes public input at
the workshop on the appropriate scope and content of the EA at
the beginning of our process, including the reasonably
foreseeable methods of compliance with the Proposed 2030 Target
Scoping Plan Update, the potential significant adverse impacts
associated with the methods of compliance, potential feasible
mitigation measures, and feasible alternatives to the proposal
that could reduce or eliminate any significant adverse impacts. 
A Draft EA will be released for a 45-day public review and
comment period with the proposed Draft 2030 Target Scoping Plan
Update in early Fall of 2016. Comments received at this public
workshop will be considered when preparing the CEQA document.

A copy of the presentation and other workshop materials will be
available on Scoping Plan webpage at: 

Materials will be posted by March 23, 2016, at 8:30 a.m.

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend.  A live
webcast of both of the workshops will be available at:

In addition, ARB is collecting public comments on the workshop
material at

Remote participants will be able to submit e-mail questions
during the workshop at an address provided in the presentation.

Please note that Spanish translation services will be provided
for this March 23, 2016 public workshop.  Audio equipment
carrying live Spanish translation of the workshop will be
available on-site for check out by any member of the public.

Tenga en cuenta que se prestarán los servicios de traducción al
español de este taller de 01 de octubre.  Equipo de audio llevar
traducción simultánea español del taller estará disponible en el
sitio para la salida de cualquier miembro del público.

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: capandtrade, cc.

ARB What's New