Localized Health Impacts Report: For Selected Projects Awarded Funding Through the Clean Transportation Program Under Solicitation GFO-20-602 Zero-Emission Transit Fleet Infrastructure Deployment
April 12, 2021
Transportation Energy (600)
Clean Transportation Program
Assembly Bill 118 (Núñez, Chapter 750, Statutes of 2007) created the Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program). 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 Clean Transportation Program through January 1, 2024.
Assembly Bill 118 also directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to develop guidelines to ensure air quality improvements. CARB’s Air Quality Improvement Program 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 Clean Transportation Program. The guidelines require the California Energy Commission, as the funding agency, to analyze the localized health impacts of Clean Transportation Program funded projects that require a permit (California Code of Regulations Section 2343).
This Localized Health Impacts Report analyzes and reports on the potential health impacts to communities from projects seeking California Energy Commission funding under grant solicitation GFO-20-602. The goal of this initiative is to support the large-scale conversion of transit bus fleets to zero-emission vehicles at multiple transit agencies in California. These projects will accomplish this goal by deploying electric vehicle charging or hydrogen refueling infrastructure. Information submitted by awardees is used in this report to help identify communities at a higher risk of adverse health effects from pollution. As provided by California Code of Regulations Section 2343, this report is available for public comment for 30 days before the approval of projects at a publicly noticed business meeting.