Advanced Clean Cars II Program

Summary

SCH Number
2021070402
Lead Agency
California Air Resources Board (ARB)
Document Title
Advanced Clean Cars II Program
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Statewide
Document Description
The Advanced Clean Cars I Program was first adopted by CARB in 2012, including the Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) III Criteria Regulation, the LEV III Greenhouse Gas Regulation, and the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation. Following the Board’s direction to begin development of standards for model years after 2025, the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) rulemaking is currently in process to establish the next set of low-emission vehicle and zero-emission vehicle requirements to further reduce emissions of criteria air pollutants and precursors and greenhouse gases from light and medium-duty vehicles in California. Accordingly, the proposed ACC II Program would include more stringent emission standards and requirements for passenger vehicle manufacturers to increase the proportion of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs) offered for sale in California (e.g., hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, battery electric vehicles, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles). The main objective of the ACC II Program is to maximize criteria emission benefits from internal combustion engine vehicles, while accelerating the transition to ZEVs through both increased stringency of requirements and associated actions to support wide-scale ZEV adoption and use. The targets of Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-79-20 calling for all new in-state sales of passenger cars and trucks to be zero emission by 2035 is a key consideration of the ACC II Program. Under the ACC II Program, LEV IV will aim to reduce emissions by tightening standards where necessary Advanced Clean Cars II Program and pursuing additional requirements that will translate to real-world emission benefits, such as ensuring that cold-start emissions are well-controlled, revising medium-duty vehicle standards to cover a broader range of in-use driving conditions, and strengthening emission standards for aggressive driving. The ZEV Regulation will increase the new vehicle sales requirements to 100% plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and ZEVs by 2035 in California. Additionally, the ACC II Program will aim to ensure that ZEVs are full replacement vehicles for all drivers, for both new and used markets, by adding ZEV assurance measures, such as requiring a consumer-facing battery state of health indicator, adding ZEVs into existing service information requirements, and adding useful life and minimum warranty requirements for ZEVs. The project is the collective set of proposed regulatory amendments to the Low- Emission Vehicle and Zero-Emission Vehicle Regulations that would affect manufacturer production and design of vehicles. The amendments to these regulations are analyzed as one project because the regulations are related and compliance responses by vehicle manufacturers would have a combined effect on the statewide vehicle fleet, the ways light- and medium-duty vehicles are sold and leased, and the use of alternative fuels. The project collective is necessary to provide a comprehensive review of the combined, or cumulative, effect of these regulatory amendments.

Contact Information

Name
Gabe Nevin
Agency Name
Analyst
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Regions
Statewide
Other Location Info
Statewide

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Transportation (Vehicle Emissions Regulation)
Local Actions
Statewide Regulation
Project Issues
Air Quality
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Baldwin Hills Conservancy (BHC), California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), California San Diego River Conservancy (SDRC), California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Tahoe Conservancy, California Transportation Commission (CATC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Colorado River Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), Santa Monica Bay Restoration, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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