2003 ZEV Program Board Activities

This page last reviewed November 20, 2008

In 1990 the California Air Resources Board adopted the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program. The ZEV program is an integral part of California's Low Emission Vehicle program and is intended to secure increasing air quality benefits for California over the long term.

Air Resources Board's (ARB) staff proposed changes to the ZEV regulation in March 2003 that were designed to address issues raised by industry litigation and to take into account current conditions and trends in zero and near-zero emissions technology development. The Board delayed making a decision until April 2003. Please visit this web page to get information about this rulemaking. Check out our new fact sheet with the 2003 ZEV Changes.

In September 2003 the Board looked at ZEV Credits for Supplemental Activities.

2003 ZEV Rulemaking

  • On February 25, 2004, the Final Regulation Order and Supplement to the Final Regulation Order were approved by the Office of Administrative Law and filed with the Secretary of State. The amendments become operative March 26, 2004. Go to the Formal Regulatory Documents web site to download the documents.

April 24, 2003 Board Hearing

March 27-28, 2003 Board Hearing

Proposed Modifications to January 10, 2003 Staff Report

Staff prepared proposed modifications to the Staff Proposal released for public comment on January 10, 2003 for consideration at the Board Hearing scheduled for March 27, 2003. The following documents describe these modifications:

    • Description and Rationale for Staff's Additional Proposed Modifications to the January 10, 2003 ZEV Regulatory Proposal, March 5, 2003 (PDF - 241K)
    • Attachment A:  Staff's Suggested Modifications to the Proposed Regulation Order: Proposed Amendments to the California Zero Emission Vehicle Regulation (PDF - 204K)

December 5 and 6, 2002 Public Workshop



ZEV Credits for Supplementary Activities

  • September 25, 2003 Board Meeting - Public Meeting Notice
  • Staff Report - Zero Emission Vehicle Credits for Supplementary Activities: Stationary Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Infrastructure, and Transportation System Credits

Additional Information
For more information regarding the 2003 Rulemaking, please contact Tom Evashenk at (916) 445-8811.