Public Meeting to Consider Community Air Protection Incentives 2019 Guidelines

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Public Meeting to Consider Community Air Protection Incentives 2019 Guidelines

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) will conduct a public meeting at the time and place noted below to consider proposed Community Air Protection Incentives 2019 Guidelines (CAP Guidelines).

DATE:                May 23, 2019
TIME:                 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION:       California Environmental Protection Agency
                          California Air Resources Board | Byron Sher Auditorium
                          1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814

This item will be considered at a meeting of the Board, which will commence at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019, and may continue at 8:30 a.m., on Friday, May 23, 2019.  Please consult the agenda for the meeting, which will be available at least ten days before May 23, 2019, to determine the order of this item in the agenda.


Assembly Bill (AB) 617 (Chapter 136, Statutes of 2017) directed the California Air Resources Board, in conjunction with air districts, to establish the Community Air Protection Program. To support the requirements of AB 617, the Legislature has appropriated incentive funds to support early actions for immediate benefits in impacted communities. Last year, CARB adopted a supplement to the Carl Moyer Program 2017 Guidelines (Moyer Guidelines) to govern fiscal year 2017-18 Community Air Protection incentives.

The Legislature appropriated an additional $245 million in Fiscal Year 2018-19 through Senate Bill (SB) 856 for incentives to continue supporting the goals of AB 617. The Legislature directed CARB to distribute the funds to the air districts for projects that benefit communities selected for air monitoring and/or emissions reduction programs pursuant to AB 617, or that CARB is considering for selection in future years. SB 856 calls for new categories of incentives. Eligible project types include:

  • Mobile source projects. Eligibility continues through either the Moyer Program or the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program, with a focus on zero-emission equipment;
  • Zero-emission charging infrastructure projects. Eligibility continues with a focus on medium- and heavy-duty vehicle infrastructure;
  • Stationary source projects. New eligibility for the replacement of equipment at locations of stationary sources of air pollution; and
  • Community-identified projects. New eligibility for programs developed by an air district consistent with the actions identified in the applicable Community Emissions Reduction Program pursuant to AB 617 provided there is community input through a public process.

Further inquiries regarding the substance of this proposal matter should be
directed to Kyle Goff, Air Pollution Specialist, Incentives Oversight Section, at (916) 324-1988 or Martina Diaz, Manager, Carl Moyer Off-Road Section, at (626) 350-6532.

Notice of Public Meeting

A written staff report and the proposed Guidelines will be available beginning April 19, 2019. Copies of item materials may be obtained from CARB’s Public Information Office, 1001 I Street, First Floor, Environmental Services Center, Sacramento, California, 95814. The report may also be obtained from CARB’s website.

Written Comment Period & Comment Submittal

Interested members of the public may present comments orally or in writing at the meeting and may provide comments by postal mail or by electronic submittal before the meeting. The public comment period for this regulatory action will begin on April 19, 2019.  Written comments not physically submitted at the hearing must be submitted on or after April 19, 2019, and received no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2019, and addressed to one of the following:

Clerk of the Board, California Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814

Electronic Submittal

Please note that under the California Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.), your written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (e.g., your address, phone, email, etc.) become part of the public record and can be released to the public upon request.