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Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Guidelines

Proposition 1B Goods Movement Guidelines were developed by ARB in consultation with stakeholders, including: air districts, metropolitan planning organizations, port authorities, shipping lines, railroad companies, trucking companies, harbor craft owners, freight distributors, terminal operators, local port community advisory groups, community interest groups, and airports. The guidelines include robust administrative requirements to ensure that emission reductions are surplus, quantifiable, enforceable, and permanent.

Proposition 1B Guidelines:

The following is a summary of how Proposition 1B Guidelines ensure emissions reductions are SIP-creditable.

The Proposition 1B program supplements ARB’s diesel regulations by funding early compliance or providing extra emission reductions beyond those required by current rules. The program guidelines require that the District ensure all trucks being considered to receive funding have had ARB verify compliance with the state’s diesel regulations and further require that any trucks under contract with the district be noted as such in the state’s online regulation reporting database. This ensures that the new truck will not be used towards compliance during the project life ensuring that the emissions reductions are surplus. Chapter 6 Section E discusses the requirements that fleets remain in compliance with the Truck and Bus Regulation and that program funded equipment cannot be used towards compliance with the regulation.

The District evaluates the potential reductions that would be achieved by replacing the old equipment with the new equipment using the Project Benefits Calculator created by ARB. The calculator is available to the public on ARB’s website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/bonds/gmbond/gmbond.htm and is updated by ARB on a regular basis. Chapter 2 Section C Discusses Proposition 1B program emission reduction calculations.

The District has created enforceable contracts, based on requirements in the Proposition 1B Program guidelines, which are signed by both District management and the grantee to ensure that projects are fully accomplished and the integrity criteria are met. The legally binding contracts include, but are not limited to, usage reporting requirements for the grantee, operating location requirements for the new vehicle, the destruction requirements of the baseline equipment/engine, and an allowance for the District to conduct an audit of the project at any time during the project life. Appendix A of Proposition 1B Program guidelines details contract requirements for truck projects.

To ensure that the SIP-creditable emissions reductions are permanent, actions such as post inspections of the new equipment and verification that the baseline equipment has been destroyed through the required process as described in the program guidelines are performed. Chapter 4 Section A of the Proposition 1B program discusses scrap and post inspection requirements.