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arbcombo -- September 14, 2016: Public Workshop on the Transportation Sector to Inform Development of the 2030 Target Scoping Plan Update Posted: 30 Aug 2016 16:15:00
California Energy Commission (CEC), California Office of Planning and Research (OPR), California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), and California Air Resources Board (ARB) are jointly hosting a public workshop on the Transportation sector on September 14, 2016. This public workshop will provide an overview on the process to update the 2030 Target Scoping Plan, and will include CEC and ARB staff presentations on efforts that contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions in the vehicle and fuel technology sectors. ARB staff will also present and introduce the newly developed Biofuel Supply Module. The Biofuel Supply Module is being developed to aid in assessing potential low carbon fuel availability in California as part of the Scoping Plan modeling effort. The Biofuel Supply Module will be posted on Wednesday, September 7. In addition, OPR, CalSTA, SGC, and ARB staff will present on current initiatives that contribute to reductions in vehicle miles travelled (VMT) and GHG emissions, and a land-use vision and potential additional transportation and development strategies to achieve greater VMT and GHG emissions reductions in the future. In advance of the workshop, Agencies will post a White Paper containing initial land use protection, management, and development ideas that will be considered and evaluated as part of California’s 2030 climate change vision and strategy for the Transportation sector. The Biofuel Supply Module and Land-Use White Paper will be posted by September 7th, and the Land-Use White Paper will be posted in advance of the workshop here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm The meeting is open to the public and full participation by all parties is encouraged: DATE: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 TIME: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm PLACE: California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Byron Sher Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 Background This Transportation sector workshop is part of the public process to update the Scoping Plan to reflect the Governor’s Executive Order B-30-15, which established 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. 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. 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 is to cutting petroleum use in half by 2030. A copy of the presentation and other workshop materials will be available on the Scoping Plan webpage at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm Materials will be posted by September 12, 2016, at 1:00 pm. A live webcast of the workshop will be available at: https://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/meetings/meetings.htm Remote participants will be able to submit e-mail questions during the workshop to: 2030TargetScopingPlanUpdate@arb.ca.gov ARB will be collecting public comments on the workshop material at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm. The webpage to submit comments will be live beginning on September 14, 2016 at 9:00 am. If you require a special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (i.e. Braille, large print) or another language, please contact Rachel Pallatin at (916) 324-3502 or email@example.com as soon as possible, but no later than 10 business days before the scheduled event/meeting. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service. 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, ghg-rep, ghg-ver.