Existing law directs the State Air Resources Board (ARB) to coordinate efforts to attain and maintain ambient air quality standards. Existing law creates the Air Quality Improvement Program, administered by the ARB, to fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature, air quality improvement projects relating to fuel and vehicle technologies.
This bill would:
- Require the ARB to establish the Zero-Emission Aftermarket Conversion Project (ZACP) by allocating up to $2,000,000 annually from the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project or other sources to provide an applicant who is a California resident with a rebate for an eligible vehicle that has been converted into a zero-emission vehicle;
- Require the rebate issued pursuant to the ZACP to be limited to one per vehicle and have a value of up to $2,000;
- Require the ARB to establish guidelines for the program and minimum eligibility criteria for an applicant to be eligible for the rebate;
- Require that if any of the moneys allocated from the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project for this purpose are not expended by the end of each fiscal year, those moneys shall be repaid to the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project.
Committee Location: Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file; approved in policy committees.