AIR RESOURCES BOARD
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Notice of Joint Staff Workshop On the
The Energy Commission's Transportation Policy Committee, comprised of Commissioners Boyd and Byron, are extending the deadline for written comments on the Committee Draft of the AB 1007 State Alternative Fuels Plan to the close of business on Friday, October 12. The Committee will also recommend that the Commission defer consideration of the AB 1007 Committee Draft to the October 31 (Special) Business Meeting.
This time extension will allow parties additional time to submit written comments, following the October 9 scheduled Joint Staff Workshop. Written comments submitted by the October 12 deadline will be considered for inclusion in the Final Committee Draft.
The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) and the Air Resources Board (ARB) will jointly conduct a staff workshop to solicit public comments on the Committee Draft of the state alternative fuels plan to increase the use of alternative fuels in California's transportation sector. The workshop will focus on recommended actions needed to increase alternative transportation fuels, reduce petroleum use, and achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions in on-road and off-road transportation markets. Information presented and gathered at this workshop will be considered for the plan, which responds to Assembly Bill 1007 (Stats. 2005, Ch. 371). Following this workshop, the Energy Commission may consider possible adoption of the plan at its October 10, 2007, regularly scheduled business meeting.
The workshop will be held:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2007
The Energy Commission and ARB seek comments, insights, and feedback from participants on the topics, analyses, and potential actions presented at the workshop for consideration in the plan. At the workshop, actions needed to increase alternative fuel use, including government interventions such as mandates, standards, incentives, and programs will be presented. Furthermore, the full fuel cycle analyses, recommended goals, and efforts to reduce petroleum use and achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions will be summarized.
Assembly Bill 1007 requires the Energy Commission, in partnership with the ARB, to prepare a state plan to increase the use of alternative fuels in California. The Energy Commission and ARB established transportation petroleum reduction goals in 2003 stating that California should reduce on-road petroleum consumption by 15 percent below 2003 demand levels in 2020 and increase the use of alternative fuels to 20 percent of on-road transportation fuels in 2020 and 30 percent in 2030. Assembly Bill 32 (Stats. 2006, Ch. 488) directed the ARB to conduct several activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the Governor's Executive Order No. S-01-07 establishes a statewide goal to reduce the carbon intensity of California's transportation fuels by at least 10 percent by 2020.
Written comments on the workshop topics may be submitted before the workshop, but no later than October 8, 2007. Please include the docket number 06-AFP-1 and indicate "Alternative Fuels Transportation Plan" in the subject line or first paragraph of your comments. Please hand deliver or mail an original plus 10 paper copies to:
California Energy Commission
The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization in the name of the file. Those submitting comments by electronic mail should provide them in either Microsoft Word format or as a Portable Document (PDF) to firstname.lastname@example.org. One paper copy must also be sent to the Energy Commission's Docket Unit.
Participants may also provide an original and 10 copies at the beginning of the workshop. All written materials relating to this workshop will be filed with the Dockets Unit and become part of the public record in this proceeding.
The Energy Commission's Public Adviser provides the public assistance in participating in Energy Commission activities. If you want information on how to participate in this forum, please contact the Public Adviser's Office at (916) 654-4489 or toll free at (800) 822-6228, by FAX at (916) 654-4493, or by e-mail at email@example.com. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance.
News media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, at (916) 654-4989 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Technical questions should be directed to Tim Olson, AB 1007 Project Manager, at (916) 654-4528 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.