CARB - CALIFORNIA AIR RESOURCES BOARD

Battery servicing infrastructure for electric vehicles at Corby, UK

 

 

Bluebird Smart Cities 3.6 megawatt service station

 

EUROSTATION - BMS believe that each car should be able to support itself with instant energy exchanges, until such times as low-cost service facilities such as the proposed Bluebird Smart City 3.6 megawatt service station comes online. If you'd like advice on how to implement a scheme like this in your geographical remit, please contact us.

 

In California, the state Air Resources Board (ARB), the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), and the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) work together with 35 local air districts and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to improve and protect air quality in the state.

WHAT IS AIR POLLUTION

Air pollution is a general term used to describe undesirable amounts of particulate or gaseous matter in the atmosphere. Air pollution can be natural or human-made. It occurs naturally during volcano eruptions, forest fires, or dust storms. This has been an occasional problem for humans. However, during the past hundred years, air pollution created by humans has become a major, persistant problem. In California, our cities are among the smoggiest urban areas in the country.

 

We can see some air pollutants such as the reddish-brown haze in smog; however, other air pollutants, including some of the most dangerous, are invisible. Very small amounts of these pollutants can cause serious health and environmental problems. Air pollution damages crops, reduces property values, and is harmful to humans - especially children and the elderly. Furthermore, a majority of the state's population resides in low-lying basins where air pollutants tend to persist.

 

 

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE

 

What is the Business Assistance Program?

The federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 required all states to develop a program to assist small businesses to understand and comply with air quality control regulations. California’s 35 air pollution control or air quality management districts (Districts) are primarily responsible for regulating stationary (non-mobile) sources of air pollution and the ARB is primarily responsible for mobile and other sources of air pollution, such as consumer products.

Together, the Districts and the ARB offer California businesses a number of compliance resources including training courses, assistance with permitting, and referrals to financial assistance, including grant programs for early compliance with some regulations. Compliance assistance is sometimes offered through the enforcement division of a District or ARB.
Who Coordinates the Business Assistance Program?

ARB's Business Assistance Program is operated by the Office of the Ombudsman. Additionally, ARB's compliance training is operated by the enforcement division. One of the goals is to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate in the regulatory process and the information needed to understand and operate within the regulations. The ARB Ombudsman will help you locate the correct contact person within ARB and/or in your local air district. We are here to serve. Please contact the Ombudsman and her staff at (916) 323-6791, 1-800-ARB-HLP2 (1-800-272-4572).

Para asistencia en Español, llame (916) 324-1503.

 

 

 

 

Erwin (Cannonball) Baker really started something when he flew cross country from LA to NY. Virtually the same route is used for the Cannonball International US Run planned for 2016 as per the Google Earth map shown.

 

 

INCENTIVES & GRANTS

 

ARB Grant Programs for Clean On- and Off-Road Vehicles and Equipment

 

These programs have hundreds of millions of dollars in grants available over the next several years to reduce emissions from on- and off-road vehicles and equipment.  Vehicle and equipment owners typically must apply for funds. While ARB is responsible for program oversight, some of these programs (such as the Carl Moyer Program) are implemented as a partnership with local air districts.

 

Air Quality Improvement Program (AB 118)

Carl Moyer Program

 

Voucher Incentive Program

Enhanced Fleet Modernization Program (AB118)

Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program

Loan Incentives Program

Lower-Emission School Bus Program / School Bus Retrofit and Replacement Account

 

 

Other Incentive and Equipment Grant Programs

A variety of other programs provide incentives for actions that reduce emissions, for technology demonstration projects, and other clean air initiatives.


California Parking Cash-Out and Federal Commuter Choice Programs

Convert Diesel-Powered Irrigation Pumps to Electric

Hydrogen Stations and Vehicles - Demonstration Projects

Incentives for Alternative Fuels and Vehicles

Innovative Clean Air Technologies (ICAT) Program

In-Use Diesel Stationary Ag. Engines

Non-toxic Dry Cleaning Incentive Program

Voluntary Accelerated Vehicle Retirement Program - Vehicle Scrap Programs


Other State and Federal Financing Information Links

 

The following links provide information regarding State and federal air quality financing opportunities.

 

Environmental Financing Resources for California Businesses

U. S. EPA Grants and Environmental Financing

On-Bill Financing for Small Business

SBA Guaranteed Loan Programs

SBA Direct Resource Packets

 

State Emission Credit Resources

 

The following links provide information regarding emission reduction crecdits and other offset programs.

 

Emission Reduction Credit Transaction Cost Summary Report

Interchangeable Emission Reduction Credits

Mobile Source Emission Reduction Credits Program

New Source Review / Offsets

Non-Toxic Dry Cleaning Incentive Program (AB998)

Power Plants (Guidance Resources)

Tax Credit Certification Information

(See also the District Rules Database for local air district credits programs.)

 

 

 

Service station provision to supply the town of Eastbourne

 

Google Earth map of Eastbourne (Project Devonshire) showing five locations as green dots, suitable as sites for experimental energy supply stations in furtherance of the Zero Carbon Britain aims for 2050. We need to think big now if we ever want to have a chance of meeting CARB aspirations. Corby in the North of England, has the will to want to provide energy for the vehicles of today. While doing so it makes sense to plan for the EVs of tomorrow.

 

 

FEDERAL CLEAN AIR ACT

 

The Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA) is the federal law passed in 1970, and last amended in 1990, which forms the basis for the national air pollution control effort. Basic elements of the act include national ambient air quality standards for major air pollutants, hazardous air pollutants standards, state attainment plans, motor vehicle emissions standards, stationary source emissions standards and permits, acid rain control measures, stratospheric ozone protection, and enforcement provisions.

From this page, you can access and the Act and follow the Air Resources Board's (ARB) recent activities and associated documents for Titles III and V.

 

 

Calilfornia Air Resources Board

 

CONTACT CARB

 

California Air Resources Board
1001 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812

 

Street Map to California Air Resources Board, Sacramento HQ

 

General Inquiries: (800) 242-4450 or email helpline@arb.ca.gov

Public Information Office (media inquiries): (916) 322-2990


HOTLINES:

866-6Diesel Hotline Programs

   

(866) 6DIESEL or (866) 634-3735

Diesel Off-Road On-line Registration System (DOORS)

 

(877) 59DOORS or (877) 593-6677

Drayage (Port Trucks)

   

(888) 247-4821

Portable Equipment Registration

   

(916) 324-5869

Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs / Reefers)

   

(888) 878-2826

Air Pollution Complaints - General

   

(800) 952-5588

Air Pollution Complaints - Vehicles


(800) END SMOG or (800) 363-7664

Cap-and-Trade Program

    

(916) 322-7072

 

 

 

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Two progressive futurists, Elon Musk and Shai Agassi - both battery-exchange pioneers with Tesla Motors and the Better Place company. The problem with their systems is that there is no transitional arrangements. It's all in - and that is worrying to most potential EV motorists. One possible solution is an international version of the EuroStation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OFFICIAL CANNONBALL INTERNATIONAL ZEV ROUTES

 

Arabia - Jeddah to Dubai

Australia - Darwin to Adelaide

Brazil - Boa Vista to Rio de Janeiro

Canada - Vancouver to Quebec

China - Ai Hui Qu to Shenzen

Denmark - Skagen to Copenhagen

Egypt - Kings Valley Rally - Aswan to Alexandria

France - Calais to Toulon

Germany - Bremerhaven to Munich

India - Amritsar to Nagercoil

Italy - Turin to Reggio Calabria

Japan - Aomori to Kagoshima

Korean S. Smart City Rally - Seoul to Busan

New Zealand - Nelson to Invercargill

Nigeria - Maiduguri to Lagos

Norway

Russia - Murmansk to Bolshoy Sochi

South Africa - Cape Town to Louis Trichardt

Spain - Girona to Huelva

Sweden - Karlsborg to Gothenburg

UK - John o'Groats to Lands End (Jogle)

USA - Los Angeles to New York

 

 

ECOSTAR DC50 LINKS A-Z INDEX

 

 

 

EXTERNAL LINKS

 

Climate Change

http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/basics/

EPAp air CARB

http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/

Corby electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Elon_Musk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elon_Musk

http://www.electriccorby.co.uk/projects/electric-vehicle-charging-infrastructure/

http://insideevs.com/greenway-sets-new-24-hour-distance-record-for-battery-swapable-ev-wvideo/

http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2012/10/30/electric-vans-join-the-battery-swap-craze/

http://www.greenway.sk/en/content

The green car website electric van unofficially sets record for distance traveled in one day

http://www.thegreenmechanics.com/2014/01/commercial-electric-vehicles-pioneer.html

http://www.pv-magazine.com/news/beitrag/commercial-electric-vehicles-hit-landmark

http://www.ted.com/talks/shai_agassi_on_electric_cars.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shai_Agassi

http://www.greenway.sk/en/o-projekte-greenway

http://qz.com/88871/better-place-shai-agassi-swappable-electric-car-batteries/

http://www.betterplace.com/the-solution-switch-stations

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/The-electric-cars-of-the-future.html

 

 

 

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