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AB-3111 Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/30/2020 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 04, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 3111


Introduced by Assembly Member Gipson
(Coauthor: Senator Galgiani)

February 21, 2020


An act to amend Section 44280 of add Section 44289 to, and to add and repeal Section 44295.5 of, the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3111, as amended, Gipson. Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program.
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. Existing law authorizes the state board to delegate to an air quality management district or air pollution control district the administration of the program.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

This bill would require the state board, by January 1, 2022, to adopt an online application process for the submission of grant applications under the program. The bill would require the state board and air districts administering the program to use the online application process. The bill would require the state board, by January 1, 2022, to review the program and to submit to the Legislature a report on the review containing certain information. The bill would prohibit the state board from adopting or amending regulations making changes to the program until it has submitted the report.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to modernize the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program (Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 44275) of Part 5 of Division 26 of the Health and Safety Code) to ensure its continued success and recognizing its impact on reducing air pollution across the state.

SEC. 2.

 Section 44289 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

44289.
 (a) By January 1, 2022, the state board shall develop an online application process for the submission of grant applications under the program.
(b) The state board and administering district shall use the online application process developed pursuant to subdivision (a) for the submission of grant applications under the program.

SEC. 3.

 Section 44295.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

44295.5.
 (a) The state board shall conduct a review of the program and, by January 1, 2022, submit to the Legislature a report on the review that includes all of the following:
(1) The average wait time between the submission of an application and the receipt of a grant by an applicant.
(2) The number of eligible applicants who were denied grants due to a lack of available funding for the program
(3) Recommendations on streamlining the application process for the program.
(b) The report required pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be submitted in accordance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(c) Before the submission of the report required pursuant to subdivision (a), the state board shall not amend or adopt regulations making changes to the program.
(d) Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2026.

SECTION 1.Section 44280 of the Health and Safety Code, as amended by Section 17 of Chapter 401 of the Statutes of 2013, is amended to read:
44280.

(a)There is hereby created the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program. The program shall be administered by the state board in accordance with this chapter. The administration of the program may be delegated to the districts.

(b)The program shall provide grants to offset the incremental cost of projects that reduce covered emissions from covered sources in the state. Eligibility for grant awards shall be determined by the state board, in consultation with the districts, in accordance with this chapter.

(c)The program also shall provide 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. The infrastructure demonstration and technology development portions of the program shall be managed by the commission, in consultation with the state board.

(d)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2024, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2024, deletes or extends that date.