Localized Health Impacts Report: for For Selected Projects Awarded Funding Through the ARFVTP Under Solicitation GFO-16-605 Innovative Service Mobility Demonstrations with Zero-Emission Vehicles
April 07, 2022
Transportation Energy (600)
Clean Transportation Program
Assembly Bill 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007) created the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (ARFVTP). This statute, amended by Assembly Bill 109 (Núñez, Chapter 313, Statutes of 2008), authorizes the California Energy Commission to “develop and deploy innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change policies.” Assembly Bill 8 (Perea, Chapter 401, Statutes of 2013) reauthorizes the ARFVTP through January 1, 2024.
AB 118 also directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop guidelines to ensure air quality improvements. The CARB Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Guidelines, approved in 2008, are published in the California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Motor Vehicles, Chapter 8.1, AB 118 Air Quality Guidelines for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program and the AQIP. The AQIP Guidelines require the California Energy Commission, as the funding agency, to analyze the localized health impacts of ARFVTP-funded projects that require a permit (13 CCR § 2343). As provided by 13 CCR § 2343, this Localized Health Impacts Report is required to be available for public comment for 30 days prior to the approval of projects.
This Localized Health Impacts Report analyzes the combined impacts in the communities, including exposure to air contaminants or localized air contaminants, or both, and including, but not limited to, communities of minority populations or low-income populations, as declared by the project proposers or as determined by Energy Commission staff. Appendix A, Localized Health Impact Report Assessment Method, describes the analysis used for this Localized Health Impacts Report.