The County adopted the Tulare County Climate Action Plan (CAP) in August 2012. The 2012 CAP includes strategies to reduce emissions to address 2020 target levels. The proposed 2018 CAP includes provisions for an update when the State of CA Air Resources Board (CARB) adopts a Scoping Plan Update that provides post-2020 targets for the State and an updated strategy for achieving a 2030 target. Governor Brown signed SB 32 on Sep 8, 2016 which contains the new 2030 target. The CARB 2017 Scoping Plan Update for the SB 32 2030 targets was adopted by the CARB on Dec 14, 2017 which provided new emission inventories and a comprehensive strategy for achieving the 2030 target.
The proposed 2018 CAP Update incorporates new baseline and future year inventories to reflect the latest information and updates the County's strategy to address the SB 32 2030 target. The 2030 target requires the State to reduce emissions by 40% below 1990 levels from the 2017 Scoping Plan and County data.
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This action is consistent with CEQA Title 14 CCR, S 15262 (feasibility and planning studies) and S 15061b3 general rule exemption, as activities associated with the proposed CAP 2018 Update will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect change in the environment.