California Air Resources Board SB 535 Workshop
The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and Air Resources Board (ARB) will be conducting public workshops to discuss the investment of Auction Proceeds in disadvantaged communities, the identification of disadvantaged communities, and the criteria for determining benefits to disadvantaged communities in accordance with Senate Bill (SB) 535 (De León, Chapter 830, Statute of 2012).
SB 535 requires that 25 percent of auction proceeds be invested in projects that benefit disadvantaged communities and at least 10 percent be invested in projects located within those communities. State law also directs CalEPA to identify disadvantaged communities and ARB to develop guidance for State agencies on approaches to maximize benefits to disadvantaged communities.
The purpose of the workshops is to receive input on:
- CalEPA's identification of disadvantaged communities for priority investments of Auction Proceeds.
- ARB's interim guidance for State agencies to maximize benefits in disadvantaged communities, including criteria to determine which projects benefit disadvantaged communities.