as amended, Low.
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The California Alternative and Renewable Fuel, Vehicle Technology, Clean Air, and Carbon Reduction Act of 2007 requires the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission to administer the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program to provide financial assistance for the development and deployment of innovative technologies that transform California’s fuel and vehicle types to help attain the state’s climate change policies. The act requires the State Air Resources Board to administer the Air Quality Improvement Program to fund projects to reduce criteria air pollutants, to improve air quality, and to fund research to determine and improve air quality impacts of alternative transportation fuels and vehicles, vessels, and equipment technologies.
begin delete Existing law defines various terms for purposes of those programs.end delete
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes in the provision defining those terms.end delete
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 44270.3 of the Health and Safety Code
9 is amended to read:
For the purposes of this chapter, the following
11definitions shall apply:
12(a) “Benefit-cost score,” for the Alternative and Renewable Fuel
13and Vehicle Technology Program created pursuant to Section
1444272, means a project’s expected or potential greenhouse gas
15emissions reduction per dollar awarded by the commission to the
16project from the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle
18(b) “Commission” means the State Energy Resources
19Conservation and Development Commission.
20(c) “Full fuel-cycle assessment” or “life-cycle assessment”
21means evaluating and comparing the full environmental and health
22impacts of each step in the life cycle of a fuel, including, but not
23limited to, all of the following:
24(1) Feedstock production, extraction, cultivation, transport, and
25storage, and the transportation and use of water and changes in
26land use and land cover therein.
27(2) Fuel production, manufacture, distribution, marketing,
28transport, and storage, and the transportation and use of water
30(3) Vehicle operation, including refueling, combustion,
31conversion, permeation, and evaporation.
32(d) “Vehicle technology” means any vehicle, boat, off-road
33equipment, or locomotive, or component thereof, including its
34engine, propulsion system, transmission, or construction materials.
35(e) For purposes of the Air Quality Improvement Program
36created pursuant to Section 44274, the following definitions shall
38(1) “Benefit-cost score” means the reasonably expected or
39potential criteria pollutant emission reductions achieved per dollar
40awarded by the board for the project.
P5 1(2) “Project” means a category of investments identified for
2potential funding by the board, including, but not limited to,
3competitive grants, revolving loans, loan guarantees, loans,
4vouchers, rebates, and other appropriate funding measures for
5specific vehicles, equipment, technologies, or initiatives authorized
6by Section 44274.