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Notice of Staff Workshop on the California Energy
Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER)
Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap

The California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program will host a public workshop to hear comments from natural gas vehicle (NGV) research stakeholders on the PIER Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap (NGVRR) for funding research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D) in the domestic NGV marketplace.

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2008
10 a.m.
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Hearing Room B
Sacramento, California
(Wheelchair Accessible)


This workshop will review the development and recommendations of the draft final NGVRR. The NGVRR serves as a plan for funding NGV research projects and will be periodically updated to reflect the evolving state of NGV development. Thus, this workshop also seeks comments from NGV research stakeholders to identify areas of future refinement of the NGVRR.

During the workshop, the NGVRR development team will discuss their vision for the NGV market, the recommended sequencing of RDD&D projects, and suggestions for future development of the NGVRR and RDD&D to implement the plan.


The purpose of the NGVRR is to identify initiatives and projects that research, develop, demonstrate, and deploy advanced, fuel-efficient natural gas powered transportation technologies and fuel switching strategies that result in a cost-effective reduction of on-road and off-road petroleum fuel use in the short and long term.

The NGVRR identifies the top priority RDD&D needs and suggests an appropriate sequence for implementing these priority ideas. The NGVRR is a living document that should be revisited on a periodic basis to ensure that the strategic recommendations account for the evolution of the NGV marketplace.

The NGVRR was developed with the advice and input of the California Air Resources Board staff, as well as from industry stakeholders, to ensure alignment of energy and air quality objectives.

Written Comments

Written comments on the workshop topics must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on May 10, 2008. Please include the PIER Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap 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
Dockets Office, MS-4
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

The Energy Commission encourages comments by e-mail. Please include your name or organization's 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 docket@energy.state.ca.us. 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.

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 related to the subject matter of this notice, please call Philip Misemer at (916) 654-4552.

Date Posted: April 29, 2008

Note: California Energy Commission's formal name is State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission.

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