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News|April 28, 2023

CARB adopts Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation

CARB adopted the Advanced Clean Fleets regulation Friday, April 28, 2023. It will go into effect January 1, 2024.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to adopt the Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation on Friday, April 28, 2023. The regulation will go into effect until January 1, 2024.

Who will be affected?

The High Priority and Federal Fleet Requirements will impact fleets that consist of 50 or more vehicles or businesses that make $50 million or more in total gross annual revenue. It provides two compliance pathways that will require fleets to convert their internal combustion engine vehicles to zero-emission technology.

Construction impacts & exemptions

AGC of California understands the limitations on our current electrical infrastructure and major supply chain concerns in complying with the regulation. There are several exemptions and extensions that can be requested that will provide additional flexibility. We would like to point out that the deadline to submit your requests for certain exemptions and extensions is January 1, 2024. Therefore, we encourage all businesses that are impacted to plan accordingly. Please click here to read the final regulation order.

AGC of California advocacy

AGC of California has been actively involved in the rulemaking process by participating in working groups, submitting comment letters, and meeting directly with CARB staff and board members. Please click here to learn more about our advocacy efforts.

We met specifically with Board Members John Balmes, Gideon Kracov, and Executive Officer Steve Cliff. During these meetings we encouraged CARB to develop an implementation working group consisting of key stakeholders to ensure that the regulation is implemented as intended with limited impacts to the construction industry. AGC of California will continue to work with CARB in the development of the working group so that contractor concerns are continuously considered. Additionally, we will work to develop and provide resources that will assist in your understanding of the new rule and how to comply.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please reach out to Brian Mello, associate vice president of engagement & regulatory affairs, at mellob@agc-ca.org, or Mary Alyssa Rancier, senior policy coordinator, at rancierm@agc-ca.org.

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