Special AB 617 Session with Dean Florez

BizFed Central Valley has arranged a meeting for a small group of members with former State Senator Dean Florez and current ARB Board Member, to learn more about AB 617.

Please RSVP only if you can make this meeting in person. 

BizFed CV has formed a coalition and joined a larger statewide group to work toward proper implementation of this measure.

AB 617 was passed in 2017 alongside the Cap and Trade extension.

Its goal is to identify disadvantaged communities that are more heavily impacted by air pollution and work toward reducing those emissions. According to the ARB, "AB617 aims to establish a new community-scale emissions abatement program; updates air quality standards for certain stationary sources located in or contributing to non-attainment areas; provides for improved enforcement, and ensure community participation in the process."

Although the California Air Resources Board is in charge of adminstering this new law, they must work closely with local air districts to identify communities, stakeholders, and to actually implement this program.

It is IMPERATIVE that businesses get involved at the start - which is NOW!

The ARB has already released a draft blueprint HERE  for how it plans to administer this program and there are a number of issues that businesses need to be aware of including:

  • The blueprint mentions possibly trying to impact local land use planning decisions.
  • It pegs emissions reductions to undefined "health outcomes."
  • There does not appear to be an end date or metric to the program.
  • There is no standardized air monitoring protocol - Who should monitor? What equipment will be used? How will it be calibrated? How will this information be used?
  • Will suggested control measures be applied retroactively?
  • What is the scope of the enhanced enforcement that is being proposed and to what extent will or should the public be involved in that enforcement?
  • Who will be on the Community Steering Committees, will they include affected businesses and what authority will these Committees have?
  • While a great deal of money is slated to be given to community groups for "out reach," "monitoring," "education," etc. there is NO FUNDING to actually reduce emissions, which means businesses could pay - BIG TIME.

And that's just scratching the surface.

2018-08-8 10:00:00 2018-08-8 12:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Special AB 617 Session with Dean Florez

BizFed Central Valley has arranged a meeting for a small group of members with former State Senator Dean Florez and current ARB Board Member, to learn more about AB 617.

Please RSVP only if you can make this meeting in person. 

BizFed CV has formed a coalition and joined a larger statewide group to work toward proper implementation of this measure.

AB 617 was passed in 2017 alongside the Cap and Trade extension.

Its goal is to identify disadvantaged communities that are more heavily impacted by air pollution and work toward reducing those emissions. According to the ARB, "AB617 aims to establish a new community-scale emissions abatement program; updates air quality standards for certain stationary sources located in or contributing to non-attainment areas; provides for improved enforcement, and ensure community participation in the process."

Although the California Air Resources Board is in charge of adminstering this new law, they must work closely with local air districts to identify communities, stakeholders, and to actually implement this program.

It is IMPERATIVE that businesses get involved at the start - which is NOW!

The ARB has already released a draft blueprint HERE  for how it plans to administer this program and there are a number of issues that businesses need to be aware of including:

  • The blueprint mentions possibly trying to impact local land use planning decisions.
  • It pegs emissions reductions to undefined "health outcomes."
  • There does not appear to be an end date or metric to the program.
  • There is no standardized air monitoring protocol - Who should monitor? What equipment will be used? How will it be calibrated? How will this information be used?
  • Will suggested control measures be applied retroactively?
  • What is the scope of the enhanced enforcement that is being proposed and to what extent will or should the public be involved in that enforcement?
  • Who will be on the Community Steering Committees, will they include affected businesses and what authority will these Committees have?
  • While a great deal of money is slated to be given to community groups for "out reach," "monitoring," "education," etc. there is NO FUNDING to actually reduce emissions, which means businesses could pay - BIG TIME.

And that's just scratching the surface.

Bakersfield, CA, United States
WHEN
August 08, 2018 at 10am - 12pm
WHERE
Bakersfield Area - will be provided on RSVP
Bakersfield, CA
United States
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12 RSVPS
Colby Morrow John Haley Randy Horne Edward Hazard Willie Rivera David Dmohowski Robin Fleming Rob Duchow Melissa Traugh

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Colby Morrow
John Haley
Randy Horne
Edward Hazard
Willie Rivera
David Dmohowski
Robin Fleming
Rob Duchow
Melissa Traugh

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