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Public Comment on Application for Variance from the Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Stationary Refrigeration, Stationary Air-Conditioning, and Other End-Uses (Cal. Code of Regs., tit. 17, § 95371 et seq.)

Variance Applicant: Haskris Company (Haskris)

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites interested parties to submit comments on Haskris's application for a variance. All comments will be publicly accessible via this docket to support an inclusive and transparent process.

Haskris submitted an application, pursuant to section 95378 of the HFC Regulation, for a variance from the requirements of section 95374(c). Specifically, section 95374(c) prohibits the use of HFCs with a GWP of 750 or greater in new chillers used for industrial process refrigeration. Haskris is requesting an impossibility variance until January 2025.

A copy of the variance application is available on CARB’s website at https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/california-significant-new-alternatives-policy-snap/variances/applications. Please contact the HFC team if you have any questions or concerns: HFCReduction@arb.ca.gov.

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2024 Livestock Methane Petition - Public Comments

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Zero-Emission Space and Water Heater February 28, 2024 Workshop - Public Comments

This docket is accepting comments on the initial regulatory concepts under development and staff analysis work underway to develop zero-emission space and water heater standards from February 28, 2024 until midnight on March 27, 2024.

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Public Comments on California's Draft Priority Climate Action Plan Under the U.S EPA Climate Pollution Reduction Grants Program

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) invite you to offer written comments for California’s draft Priority Climate Action Plan (PCAP) created under U.S. EPA’s Climate Pollution Reduction Grants (CPRG) Program. At three regional webinars, CalEPA, CARB and several other State agencies discussed California’s draft PCAP. Local governments writing their own PCAPs were also invited to present their work. All Interested stakeholders are invited to submit written comments to help the State best use federal funding opportunities to maximize emissions reductions and bring lasting benefits to all Californians.

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Public Comment on Application for Variance from the Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Stationary Refrigeration, Stationary Air-Conditioning, and Other End-Uses (Cal. Code of Regs., tit. 17, § 95371 et seq.)

Variance Applicant: SMC Corporation of America (SMC)

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites interested parties to submit comments on SMC's application for a variance. All comments will be publicly accessible via this docket to support an inclusive and transparent process.

SMC submitted an application, pursuant to section 95378 of the HFC Regulation, for a variance from the requirements of section 95374(c). Specifically, section 95374(c) prohibits the use of HFCs with a GWP of 750 or greater in new chillers used for industrial process refrigeration. SMC is requesting an impossibility variance until January 2025.

A copy of the variance application is available on CARB’s website at [https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/our-work/programs/california-significant-new-alternatives-policy-snap/variances/applications]. Please contact the HFC team if you have any questions or concerns: HFCReduction@arb.ca.gov.

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Joint California-Québec Public Workshop: Cap-and-Trade Regulation, Nov 16

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Québec Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs (MELCCFP, the Québec Ministry of the Environment, the Fight against Climate Change, and of Wildlife and Parks) invites interested parties to submit comments on potential updates to the linked California Cap-and-Trade Program and Québec Cap-and-Trade System. The California Cap-and-Trade Regulation establishes a declining limit on major sources of GHG emissions throughout California, and it creates a powerful economic incentive for significant investment in cleaner, more efficient technologies. The regulation is one of the measures adopted by CARB, pursuant to Health and Safety Code Sections 38500-38599 (AB 32) to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions and advance the State’s climate goals.

Two modeling teams, one contracted by CARB and the other an internal team from the government of Québec, will present initial results from independent modeling efforts for allowance prices under different allowance budget scenarios. CARB and MELCCFP staff will also present information and concepts related to joint-market rules and cost-containment.

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Cap-and-Trade Program Virtual Community Meetings: Oct. 30 and Nov. 7

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites community members and interested parties to participate in virtual community meetings to hear an overview of California’s Cap-and-Trade Program (Program) and to provide input to CARB staff about potential changes to the Program. The Cap-and-Trade Regulation (Regulation) establishes a declining limit on major sources of GHG emissions throughout California, and it creates a powerful economic incentive for significant investment in cleaner, more efficient technologies.

CARB staff will provide an overview presentation, an overview of the scope of amendments, and a speaker to share the environmental justice perspective. CARB staff will be available for questions and comments from the attendees. The goal of the workshops is to provide information about how the Program works and to hear from community members interested in discussing and providing feedback on elements of the Program.

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Community Engagement Model Public Comment

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is working to advance racial equity, address environmental justice, and meaningfully engage with communities.  We are committed to this engagement throughout our programs and regulations to foster trust, build strong relationships, and better protect the health of all Californians. Strong relationships with community members are essential to achieve more equitable outcomes regarding better air quality and public health throughout California.

CARB is developing a Community Engagement Model in collaboration with communities to help staff create and implement robust engagement plans. Staff will rely on the model for their projects, policies, programs, and regulations. You can help shape the model to reflect your expertise and experience. 

You can provide written recommendations on the Draft Community Engagement Model, using this public comment docket.

Comments can also be provided by email or in person at a dialogue session near you. All meetings are open to the public and we encourage broad participation. If you are unable to join us at one of the in-person events, there are two virtual sessions to provide your recommendations. Please check the Community Engagement Model  website for updates. Public outreach updates will be sent out via our electronic listserv. To subscribe, please  enroll under the topic of Environmental Justice Stakeholders Group.

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La Junta de Recursos del Aire de California (CARB, por sus siglas en inglés) está trabajando para promover la equidad racial, abordar la justicia ambiental y comprometerse de manera significativa con las comunidades.  Estamos comprometidos con este compromiso a través de nuestros programas y regulaciones para fomentar la confianza, construir relaciones sólidas y proteger mejor la salud de todos los californianos. Las relaciones sólidas con los miembros de la comunidad son esenciales para lograr resultados más equitativos con respecto a una mejor calidad del aire y la salud pública en todo California.

CARB está desarrollando un Modelo de Participación Comunitaria en colaboración con las comunidades para ayudar al personal a crear e implementar planes de participación sólidos. El personal se basará en el modelo para sus proyectos, políticas, programas y reglamentos. Puede ayudar a dar forma al modelo para que refleje sus conocimientos y experiencia. 

Puede proporcionar recomendaciones por escrito sobre el Borrador del Modelo de Participación Comunitaria, utilizando este expediente de comentarios públicos.

Los comentarios también se pueden proporcionar por correo electrónico o en persona en una sesión de diálogo cerca de usted. Todas las reuniones están abiertas al público y animamos una amplia participación. Si no puede participar en uno de los eventos en persona, hay dos sesiones virtuales para brindar sus recomendaciones. Consulte el sitio web del Modelo de Participación Comunitaria  para obtener actualizaciones. Las actualizaciones de divulgación pública se enviarán a través de nuestra lista de correo electrónico. Para suscribirse, por favor inscríbase en el tema del Grupo de Partes Interesadas en Justicia Ambiental.

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Electrify America’s Cycle 4 ZEV Investment Plan

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) has received a draft of the fourth 30‑month Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan (Cycle 4 Plan) from Volkswagen (VW) subsidiary Electrify America. The draft Cycle 4 Plan is required by California’s partial settlement with VW resulting from its use of illegal defeat devices in its 2.0‑liter (2.0L) diesel cars sold in California. The draft Cycle 4 Plan describes how Electrify America proposes to spend the fourth and final $200 million of its $800 million California ZEV Investment Commitment.

The draft Cycle 4 Plan proposes that the final $200 million California ZEV investment be spent as follows:

  • Approximately $172 million on fueling infrastructure,
  • $8 million for education, awareness, access and marketing activities, and
  • $20 million for allowable overhead expenses.

CARB has initiated its review of the draft Cycle 4 Plan and invites public comment on whether it meets the terms and goals of the 2.0L Partial Consent Decree. To be considered by the Board, written comments not submitted at the meeting must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., November 7, 2023.

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California Public Workshop: Potential Amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites interested parties to submit comments and participate in a public workshop on potential updates to the California Cap-and-Trade Program. The Cap-and-Trade Regulation establishes a declining limit on major sources of GHG emissions throughout California, and it creates a powerful economic incentive for significant investment in cleaner, more efficient technologies. The regulation is one of the measures adopted by CARB, pursuant to Health and Safety Code Sections 38500-38599 (AB 32) to reduce California’s greenhouse gas emissions and advance the State’s climate goals.

This workshop is on potential updates to the California Cap-and-Trade Program. CARB staff will present on allowance budget scenarios and concepts related to the overall distribution of allowances, including EDU allocation and post-2030 budgets. CARB staff will also present on topics relevant to treatment and reporting of electricity imports, biogenic emissions, and limited emissions exemptions.

To receive an email confirmation of your comment submission please replace "CTWorkshop@arb.ca.gov" with your email in the "Email Notification" box at the bottom of the form. 

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