SB 663 (Archuleta) Clean hydrogen

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A spot bill

Existing law, until January 1, 2024, requires the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to aggregate and make available certain information regarding hydrogen-fueled vehicles, to evaluate, based on that information, the need for additional publicly available hydrogen-fueling stations for the actual and projected number of hydrogen-fueled vehicles, the geographic areas where fuel will be needed, and station coverage, and to report the finding of the evaluation to the California Energy Commission.

Existing law states the intent of the Legislature that the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) and the ARB, as part of the implementation of the California Hydrogen Highway Blueprint Plan, include in their priorities the deployment of hydrogen or clean hydrogen blend fueled transit buses. Existing law authorizes the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GoBiz) to undertake measures that are necessary or useful to prepare and submit an application to receive federal funding from the regional clean hydrogen hubs program or otherwise participate in the clean hydrogen hubs program.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact subsequent legislation related to clean hydrogen.

Committee Location: introduced February 16 and awaiting committee assignment.

Full bill text and related information.