Release 02-45      

December 4, 2002


Jerry Martin
(916) 322-2990

Richard Varenchik
(626) 575-6730
ARB to Discuss Zero-Emission Vehicle Rule Changes

-- Proposed amendments to California's Zero-Emission Vehicle Program will be discussed at a two-day public workshop Thursday and Friday.

December 5 and 6
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

California Environmental Protection Agency
Central Valley Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA  95812

The Air Resources Board (ARB) will present a working document and ask for comments on proposed amendments to the ZEV rules. The Board is scheduled to consider the rule changes at its regular February meeting.

A workshop agenda and related materials are available on the ARB at:


For general information and history on California's Zero-Emission Vehicle Program, see this website

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