Localized Health Impacts Report: For Selected Projects Awarded Funding Through the Clean Transportation Program Under Solicitation GFO-18-605 Zero-Emission Vehicle and Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Manufacturing
May 03, 2019
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's 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. The guidelines require the California Energy Commission, as the funding agency, to analyze the localized health impacts of ARFVTP-funded projects that require a permit (CCR § 2343).
This Localized Health Impacts Report analyzes and reports on the potential health impacts to communities from projects seeking Energy Commission funding. Information submitted by project funding applicant(s) is used in this report to help identify communities at a higher risk of adverse health effects from pollution. As provided by CCR § 2343, this Localized Health Impacts Report is available for public comment for 30 days prior to the approval of projects at a publicly noted business meeting.