California ARB holding public workshop on Advanced Clean Cars rulemaking

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is developing a proposal for more stringent emission requirements for new passenger vehicles (LEV III), to be considered by the Board in early 2011. ARB is holding a one-day workshop to discuss ARB staff’s preliminary thoughts and sources of information upon which to base the proposed standards and test procedures on 16 November in El Monte, California.

This is the fourth technical workshop for the Advanced Clean Cars rulemaking:

  • The first, on 2 March, focused on preliminary elements of the proposed criteria pollutant emission standards and involved a presentation of technical information from several studies that are under evaluation for potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction.
  • The second on 3 May, focused on staff’s initial proposal for modifications to the ZEV regulation.
  • The third, on 18 May, went into more detail in several areas related to criteria pollutant emissions and greenhouse gas emissions.

Material from the previous workshops can be found here.

This fourth workshop will provide an update on proposed requirements for criteria emissions; a review of technologies that can reduce vehicle GHG emissions in the 2017-2025 timeframe; a discussion on California’s Environmental Performance label requirements; and proposed modifications to the Zero-Emission Vehicle program.

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