Release 02-44      

December 2, 2002


Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730

Gennet Paauwe
(916) 322-2990
Media Advisory

ARB to Hold First Inventory Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Vehicles

-- The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a public workshop Tuesday to discuss a greenhouse gas emission inventory for 2000 and future model year light-duty vehicles. In accordance with AB 1493, the ARB must adopt rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from California’s light-duty auto fleet.

Tuesday, December 3, 2002
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cal/EPA Headquarters
Coastal Hearing Room
1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, California

AB 1493 (Pavley) requires the ARB to adopt by, January 1, 2005, regulations that achieve the maximum feasible and cost-effective reductions of greenhouse gases from light-duty vehicles, starting with the 2009 model year. The ARB will consider the proposed regulations in the fall of 2004.

An emission inventory of light-duty vehicles is needed for the implementation of AB 1493 and will be used for the calculation of manufacturers’ baselines, early compliance credits and the analysis of alternative strategies.

To find out more, click here.

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.

The energy challenge facing California is real. Every Californian needs to take immediate action to reduce energy consumption. For a list of simple ways you can reduce demand and cut your energy cost, see our website at 

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