Release 07-02      
January 19, 2007


Jerry Martin
Gennet Paauwe
(916) 322-2990
Workshops on Air Resources Board's Plan and Implementation
of the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006

The California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 establishes a statewide target for greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 and the Air Resources Board (ARB) is required to adopt a plan and individual measures to achieve the maximum technologically feasible and cost-effective reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The ARB will hold two public workshops on the multiyear work plan for implementation and the strategy for developing the list of early action measures to comply with the Act's requirement that ARB identify and present a list of early action items by June 30, 2007. The event will be divided into two distinctive presentations as follows:


                                    Date:                           Monday, January 22, 2007


                                    Time:                           Implementation Plan and Schedule

                                                                        9:30 am 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)


                                                                        Early Emission Reduction Actions

                                                                        1:30 pm 5:00 pm (Pacific Time)


                                    Location:                     Cal/EPA Headquarters Building

                                                                        Byron Sher Auditorium

                                                                        1001 I Street

                                                                        Sacramento, California 95814


During the morning workshop, staff will present an overall schedule, key milestones and ARB's approach for ensuring broad stakeholder involvement; and will discuss the timetables for the Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission's related actions.

Workshops will be webcast at Audience may submit questions and comments to the presenting staff during the event to the following address:

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.