ARB (Air Resources Board) releases Evaluations of Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS) for KGAG & TCAG

ARB Staff’s Technical Evaluations of the SCSs for the Kings and
Tulare MPO regions are now posted. The staff of the California
Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) has completed its technical
reviews of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions
quantifications for the SCSs of the Kings County Association of
Governments (KCAG) and the Tulare County Association of
Governments (TCAG). Two separate staff reports have been
completed to document the staff’s findings that each of these
SCSs would, if implemented, achieve the regional GHG emissions
targets set by the Board. The staff reports are available from
ARB’s SB375 website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/sb375/sb375.htm

Background: California State law (the Sustainable Communities
and Climate Protection Act of 2008, Sustainable Communities or SB
375, Statutes of 2008) requires each of the State’s Metropolitan
Planning Organizations (MPO) to prepare an SCS to meet the
regional GHG emission reduction targets for 2020 and 2035, set by
the Board. The statute also requires ARB to review each MPO’s
determination that its SCS would, if implemented, achieve the GHG
emission reduction targets.

On October 22, 2015, the Board will consider whether to accept or
reject each of the determinations by KCAG and TCAG that their
SCSs would meet the targets for 2020 and 2035. ARB staff is
recommending that the Board accept the SCSs as meeting the
targets. These items will be on the consent agenda and therefore
there will be no staff presentation. The agenda for the October
22, 2015 public meeting is posted at
http://www.arb.ca.gov/board/meetings.htm#future.

Public Meeting Information:
Date: October 22, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: South Coast Air Quality Management District
Headquarters
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, California 91765

Directions, transportation options, and parking information for
the public meeting are available at: http://www.aqmd.gov/contact

For more information regarding the technical evaluation and staff
report for KCAG’s greenhouse gas determination, please contact
Ms. Sarah Dominguez, Air Pollution Specialist, at
sarah.dominguez@nullarb.ca.gov or (626)450-6243.

For more information regarding the technical evaluation and staff
report for TCAG’s greenhouse gas determination, please contact
Ms. Amy Volz, Air Pollution Specialist, at amy.volz@nullarb.ca.gov or
(626)450-6195.