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SB-643 Fuel cell electric vehicle fueling infrastructure and fuel production: statewide assessment.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/19/2021 02:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 643


Introduced by Senator Archuleta

February 19, 2021


An act to add Section 43871 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 643, as introduced, Archuleta. Fuel cell electric vehicle fueling infrastructure and fuel production: statewide assessment.
Existing law generally designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency with the primary responsibility for the control of vehicular air pollution. Existing law requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission (Energy Commission), in partnership with the state board, and in consultation with specified state agencies, to develop and adopt a state plan to increase the use of alternative fuels.
This bill would require the state board, in consultation with the Energy Commission and the Public Utilities Commission, to prepare a statewide assessment of the fuel cell electric vehicle fueling infrastructure and fuel production needed to support the adoption of zero-emission trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles at levels necessary for the state to meet specified goals and requirements relating to vehicular air pollution. The bill would require the state board to update the assessment at least once every 2 years.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 43871 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

43871.
 (a) The state board, in consultation with the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission and the Public Utilities Commission, shall prepare a statewide assessment of the fuel cell electric vehicle fueling infrastructure and fuel production needed to support the adoption of zero-emission trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles at levels necessary for the state to meet the goals and requirements of Executive Order No. N-79-20 and the state board’s Innovative Clean Transit regulations (Article 4.3 (commencing with Section 2023) of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations), Zero-Emission Airport Shuttle Regulation (Subarticle 14 (commencing with Section 95690.1) of Article 4 of Subchapter 10 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations), In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation (Article 4.8 (commencing with Section 2449) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations), commercial harbor craft regulations (Section 2299.5 of Title 13 of, and Section 93118.5 of Title 17 of, the California Code of Regulations), and Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation, as adopted by the state board pursuant to Resolution 20-19 on June 25, 2020.
(b) The assessment shall consider all necessary fuel and fueling infrastructure, including, but not limited to, the dispensing equipment, distribution equipment, production equipment, storage equipment, and supporting hardware and software, all vehicle categories, road, highway, and off-road electrification, port and airport electrification, and other programs to accelerate the adoption of fuel cell electric vehicles to meet the goals and requirements described in subdivision (a). The assessment shall examine existing and future fuel and fueling infrastructure needs throughout the state, including in low-income communities.
(c) The state board shall regularly seek data and input relating to fuel cell electric vehicle fuel production and fueling infrastructure from the Public Utilities Commission, the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission, and interested stakeholders, including, but not limited to, electrical corporations, gas corporations, local publicly owned electric utilities, state and local transportation and transit agencies, fueling infrastructure developers, fuel producers, environmental groups, fuel cell manufacturers, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturers.
(d) The state board shall update the assessment at least once every two years.