California Energy Commission Letterhead

In the Matter of:
Proposed Adoption of Regulations for the
Administration of the Alternative and
Renewable Fuel and Vehicle
Technology Program

Docket No. 08-OIR-1

NOTICE OF STAFF MEETING


 

Notice of Staff Meeting of the Assembly Bill 118
Sustainability Working Group

The California Energy Commission (Energy Commission) is convening a Sustainability Working Group (SWG) meeting to discuss how staff will apply the recently adopted sustainability regulations and criteria for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (Program) established by Assembly Bill (AB) 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007), amended by Assembly Bill 109, (Núñez, Chapter 313, Statutes of 2008). The next SWG meeting will be held:

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009
1 p.m.

CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room A
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Presentations and audio from this meeting will be broadcast via our WebEx web conferencing system. For details on how to participate via WebEx, please see the "Participation through WebEx" section at the end of this notice.

Background

AB 118 created the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (Program). The legislation authorizes the Energy Commission to spend up to $120 million per year for over seven years to develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California's fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state's climate change policies. AB 118 directs the Energy Commission to develop sustainability goals.

To date, the Energy Commission has hosted public workshops, two Advisory Committee meetings, an informal stakeholder meeting on sustainability, numerous informal stakeholder meetings, and two SWG meetings to develop a sustainability framework to be used in implementing the Program.

Implementing regulations for the Program were adopted by the Energy Commission at the February 25, 2009 Business Meeting. Section 3101.5 of the regulations describes the sustainability goals and evaluation criteria.

Purpose

This meeting will inform potential applicants and stakeholders how Energy Commission staff will interpret and apply the recently adopted regulatory goals and proposed evaluation criteria to Program applications. The discussion and presentation will address applicability, definitions, information requirements, and weighting factors. Staff will present case studies and describe key questions and data needed to assess how well projects meet sustainability goals.

Public Participation

The Energy Commission's Public Adviser's Office 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 [pao@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have a disability and require assistance to participate, please contact Lou Quiroz at (916) 654-5146 at least five days in advance. Please direct all news media inquiries to the Media Office, at (916) 654-4989, or by e-mail at [mediaoffice@energy.state.ca.us]. If you have questions on the technical subject matter of this forum, please call Jim McKinney, Staff Team Leader for AB 118 Sustainability Goals, at (916) 654-3999 or by e-mail at [jmckinne@energy.state.ca.us].

Participation through WebEx, the Energy Commission's on-line meeting service

For computer logon with a direct phone number go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number 928 953 424, when prompted, enter your information and the password meeting@1.

After you login, a prompt will appear on-screen for you to provide your phone number. In the Number box, type your area code and phone number and click OK to receive a call back on your phone for the audio of the meeting. International callers can use the "Country/Region" button to help make their connection.

Participation for callers with an extension phone number

Go to https://energy.webex.com and enter the unique meeting number 928 953 424. When prompted, enter your information and the meeting password meeting@1.. After you login, a prompt will ask for your phone number. CLICK CANCEL. Instead call (866) 469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada). When prompted, enter the meeting number above and your Attendee ID number which is listed in the top left area of your screen after you login. International callers can dial in using the "Show all global call-in numbers" link (also in the top left area).

Participation through audio only (no computer access)

Call (866) 469-3239 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) and when prompted enter the meeting number above. International callers can select their number from https://energy.webex.com/energy/globalcallin.php.

If you have difficulty joining the meeting, please call the WebEx Technical Support number at (866) 229-3239. Please be aware that the meeting's WebEx audio and on-screen activity may be recorded.