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SB-216 Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program: used heavy-duty truck exchange.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 07/11/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  July 11, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 19, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  April 22, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  March 20, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 216


Introduced by Senator Galgiani
(Coauthors: Senators Dodd and Portantino)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Cooper and Flora)

February 06, 2019


An act to add and repeal Section 44298 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 216, as amended, Galgiani. Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program: used heavy-duty truck exchange.
Existing law establishes the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program, which is administered by the State Air Resources Board. The program authorizes the state board to provide grants to offset the incremental cost of eligible projects that reduce emissions from covered vehicular sources. The program also authorizes funding for a fueling infrastructure demonstration program and for technology development efforts that are expected to result in commercially available technologies in the near-term that would improve the ability of the program to achieve its goals.
This bill, until January 1, 2025, 2023, would add as an eligible project under the program a used heavy-duty truck exchange, as specified. The bill would require, on or before December 31, 2020, that the state board hold a public workshop on the heavy-duty truck exchange and develop a plan to help air pollution control and air quality management districts add a heavy-duty truck exchange as an eligible project under the program.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The state needs viable, cost-effective clean energy and transportation solutions for reducing emissions from greenhouse gases, oxides of nitrogen, and short-lived climate pollutants, which together significantly contribute to climate change and poor air quality and impact the health of communities throughout the state.
(b) In California, many regions are still designated as being in federal nonattainment under the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 7661 et seq.). The looming deadlines to reach attainment in these areas are fast approaching, which make it critical that state programs focus on getting as many emissions reductions as fast as we can.
(c) While it is important to displace the demand for conventional petroleum-based fuels, the Legislature also believes that helping to spur the development and deployment of innovative next-generation fuel technologies by California-based companies is an important contribution the state can and should make to facilitate urgently needed, immediate, immediate emissions reductions.
(d) Incentive programs are a critical component to help fleets accelerate emissions reductions in the transportation sector.
(e) Newer next-generation low-carbon fuels have the potential to offer significant climate and air quality benefits and, thus, the state should provide a similar level of focus.
(f) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting Section 44298 of the Health and Safety Code that the State Air Resources Board adopt, so that air pollution control and air quality management districts may choose to implement, a heavy-duty truck exchange as part of the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 44275) of Part 5 of Division 16 of the Health and Safety Code).

SEC. 2.

 Section 44298 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

44298.
 (a) In addition to those projects identified in Section 44281, an eligible project under the program is one that accomplishes all of the following:
(1) Encourages owners of fleets to partner with owners of other fleets in a project application to the program.
(2) Allows, when two or more fleets partner with each other in a project application, the requirements of Division 3 (commencing with Section 1900) of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations to be met with the most-polluting vehicle eligible in any of the participating fleets.
(3) Ensures consistency with the requirements of subdivision (b) of Section 44281.
(4) Requires a vehicle purchased to remain in the state during the vehicle’s project life.
(5) Requires a vehicle purchased to be either a zero- or near-zero-emission vehicle as defined in Section 39719.2 of the Health and Safety Code, or to be a vehicle that is certified to meet the most stringent optional oxides of nitrogen emission standard, as adopted by the state board.
(b) On or before December 31, 2020, the state board shall do both of the following:
(1) Hold a public workshop on the implementation of subdivision (a).
(2) Develop a comprehensive and streamlined plan to help districts implement subdivision (a).
(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2025, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.