In response to the requirements of SB 617, ARB is welcoming
public input on alternatives to the existing requirements in the
Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Regulation, California Code of
Regulations, title 13, section 1962.1 (effective July 10, 2014)
pertaining to the designation of ZEVs as fast refueling capable
for model year 2015 through 2017 ZEVs.
The ZEV Regulation assigns credits on the basis of Urban
Dynamometer Driving Cycle (UDDS) ZEV range and fast refueling
capability. For 2015 through 2017 model year Type III, IV, and V
ZEVs, fast refueling capability is based on documented fast
refueling events. One vehicle may document up to 25 fast
refueling events for which credits will be applied to up to 25
vehicles earning fast refueling credits.
At the October 2014 Board Meeting, Board members expressed
concern about excessive credit generation and revenue associated
with credit sales from additional fast refueling events for a
single vehicle. The Board directed staff to reconsider these
provisions in the ZEV regulation and to reduce the number of fast
refueling events for which a single ZEV could receive credits.
Staff is proposing modifications in section 1962.1(d)(5)(B)1.b.
to limit one fast refueling event per vehicle towards earning
additional credits. The proposal will be presented in a public
workshop scheduled for the second quarter of 2015.
State rulemaking supports public input in this ongoing ARB
process aimed toward a ZEV regulatory proposal for Board
consideration in Fall 2015. As part of this process, ARB
encourages public input on alternative ZEV fast refueling
approaches, specifically any approach that may yield the same or
greater economic benefits than those associated with the proposed
amendments, or that may achieve the goals at lower cost.
To submit an alternative for ARB to analyze in its Standardized
Regulatory Impact Analysis (SRIA) under SB 617 (see
please ensure that your submission discusses the alternative's
ability to fulfill the purposes of the draft regulatory proposal
as ARB has presented it. To enable comparison of economic
impacts, please submit the associated cost and benefit
information with sources. Please also submit a clear description
of the basis for any cost calculations.
Alternatives may be submitted via email to Mr. Ryan Hart, Air
Resources Engineer, at email@example.com. ARB will consider
all alternatives provided in deciding which alternatives will be
carried forward for more detailed analysis as part of the
The deadline for submission of alternatives relating to economic
impacts is Friday, April 10, 2015.
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