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Regional AB 32 Scoping Plan Public Workshops Held to Consider 2013 Updates

June 21, 2013
As the state’s lead agency on AB 32 regulation and implementation, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has scheduled several regional workshops in the coming months to consider public comment and input regarding proposed updates to the AB 32 Scoping Plan.
Public Workshop Information
CARB held its kick-off Scoping Plan workshop in Sacramento on June 13 where staff presented its status overview of AB 32 and climate change policy priorities for the next five years. Following the conclusion of all regional 2013 Update workshops, a draft report reflecting proposal changes and public comments is expected to be released sometime in mid-August. CARB is then expected to hold a board meeting considering AB 32 Scoping Plan updates sometime in November.   
Upcoming Regional Public Meeting Schedule:
  • June 26, Diamond Bar, notice and agenda.
  • July 18, Fresno, notice and agenda available soon.
  • July 30, Bay Area (location TBD), notice and agenda available soon. 
Take Action
City officials are encouraged to participate in the CARB Regional meetings given the effects the proposed AB 32 Scoping Plan updates will have on their jurisdictions. The League will be closely monitoring these workshops as the process develops. 
Written comments are due to CARB by 5 p.m. on Aug. 30. Submit comments online
AB 32 Scoping Plan Background
CARB developed a strategic plan in 2008 in accordance with state law to achieve the required greenhouse gas reduction goals. This AB 32 Scoping Plan provides an outline of proposed actions and regulations CARB believes will assist the state in the achievement of such goals.     
Current law examples of key programs and regulations outlined in the AB 32 Scoping Plan include the following:
  • Cap-and-Trade Program;
  • Renewable Electricity Standard (RPS); and
  • Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).
More information on the AB 32 Scoping plan is available online.

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