In this week's eNewsletter from Sacramento Clean Cities
Upcoming Grants - Funding for a wide range of transportation and energy programs and projects
Upcoming Workshops - Participate in the decision making process
New Updates, Regulations & Requirements - Regulations and requirements that may affect your operations
  • Special Note: November 17 - CARB Off-Road Diesel Regulation Hearing Adoption Hearing
Alternative Fuel & Zero-Emission Insights - Learn what’s new and what’s coming soon
Conferences, Programs - Educational, networking and presentation opportunities
Presentations Slides and Videos from Previous Sacramento Clean Cities Webinars
  • Presentation Slides and Recordings posted Here
Grants Accepting Applications
Sac Metro Air District Grant Program Now Open
  • $20M in Funding available - open until funds are full awarded
  • On-road, Off-road & Infrastructure Project Proposals Welcome
  • Applicants with a complete project proposal including a completed Payee Data Record form, usage and ownership documents, detailed price quotes, equipment photos, and other requirements are encouraged to apply.
Read more Here
SACOG Mode Shift Grant Program
  • Applications due November 29
  • Projects that reduce car trips and provide new mobility solutions
  • Eligible applicants include: Local governments, special districts, NGOs, educational institutions
Read more Here
PEV DAC Call For Projects
The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Disadvantaged Communities Committee (PEV DAC) has published a grant application template and called for regional projects to be submitted. The template contains:
  • The 7 criteria that must be met, information about the applicant and project site
  • Additional information is also available to assist applicants:
Read more Here
VW Mitigation Fund ZEV Transit, School & Shuttle Bus Funding
  • $130M Opened on 10/31/22 at 2pm
  • Funding awarded on a first-come, first-served basis
Read more Here
Hydrogen Fueling Solutions
CEC GFO 22-502 - Due November 18
  • Purpose of this solicitation is to develop and demonstrate innovative hydrogen refueling solutions
  • Reduce hydrogen delivery and refueling costs
  • Improve reliability, enable higher fill rates, and minimize energy losses
Read more Here
CARB Soliciting Administrator for the Advanced Technology Demonstration and Projects
  • Applications due by December 16
  • Intended to move technologies from demonstration to commercial 
Read more Here
Upcoming Workshops
CEC Business Meeting Agenda
November 16 - Virtual
Business Meeting Agenda Includes:
  • Staff will discuss the Request for Information on Investments in Clean Energy Resources for Statewide Reliability
·       Appointment of DAC Advisory Group Member, Sahara Huazano
  • Proposals received on GFO-21-603: Reliable, Equitable, and Accessible Charging for Multi-Family Housing
Read more Here
Proposed In-Use Locomotive Regulation
November 17 - Virtual
  • The Governor’s Executive Order N-79-20 calls for 100 percent of off-road vehicles and equipment operations to be zero-emission by 2035.
  • The goal of this proposed regulation is to accelerate immediate adoption of advanced cleaner technologies for all locomotive operations.
Read more Here
CARB Regulatory Webinar Training
  • December 1 - Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Operation & Maintenance
  • December 8 - Air Regulatory Overview for Public Schools in California
  • November 16 - In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation
  • December 14 - Compliance Overview: Truck & Bus, Portable Equipment Rules
  • December 15 - CARB Smog Check for Heavy Trucks
Read more Here
New Updates, Regulations, and Requirements
CARB Extends ACF Deadline
The CARB board has directed staff to draft new regulatory language in the Advanced Clean Fleets regulation to provide greater flexibility for public agencies.The redrafted language is due by winter, 2023.
Read more Here
CARB Off-Road Diesel Regulation Hearing
November 17 - Virtual & In-Person Adoption Hearing
  • Current regulations require fleet average emissions to be reduced
  • This regulation will mandate elimination of the older off-road vehicles 
CEC Climate Innovation Program Workshop
November 25 - Virtual
  • Seeking public comment on developing the Climate Innovation Program
  • The goals of the program: Reduce more quickly at a lower cost and increase resiliency 
Read more Here
Tax Credit Comments Requested
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have released three notices requesting public input on several tax credit provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). These include:
  • Credits for Clean Hydrogen Production and Clean Fuel Production
  • Credit for CO2 Sequestration
  • Credit for Commercial Clean Vehicles and AFV Refueling Property Credit
Read more Here
Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification Training (HAZMAT)
December 15
  • General Awareness/Familiarization Training
  • Security Awareness Training
  • Safety Training
  • Function Specific Training - Drivers
  • Sponsored by California Trucking Association (Member: $149, Non-Member $199)
Read more Here
Sacramento Clean Cities Sponsors Make The News
City of Roseville - Fleet Manager Position Open
  • Position Title - “Public Works Manager Fleet Services Division”
  • Directs the maintenance, schedule, work order programs, including asset management, and preventative maintenance
  • Salary Range: $109,913–$147,294
Read more Here
Sacramento County Fleet Service Worker Positions Open
Sacramento County has an open listing to hire full-time Fleet Service Workers. The salary range is $50K to $61K with excellent benefits. Applicants will need to have some basic automotive knowledge. A partial list or requirements includes:
  • The safe use of tools used for basic automotive maintenance; 
  • Safety practices used in mechanical repair areas;
  • Keeping accurate maintenance records.
Check this LINK for more details and to apply
Nikola and ChargePoint Join Forces
Nikola, a global supplier of heavy-duty, zero-emission vehicles and infrastructure has announced that they have established a partnership with ChargePoint. Nikola will be able to package ChargePoint’s charging hardware and charge management software with their battery-electric trucks.
Read more Here
Lightning eMotors Registered with Transport Canada
Lightning eMotors has been added to the Transport Canada registry of vehicles approved as safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible. This registration makes Lightning eMotors’ Class 3 - 7 electric vehicles eligible for government funding.
Read more Here
Mean Green Mowers Eligible for CORE Incentives
Mean Green, manufacturers of 100% battery electric riding commercial lawn mowers has equipment eligible for CORE incentives up t $12,500.
Ford Drops Autonomous Funding
Ford, along with VW, have dropped their funding in Argo AI, walking away from the $3.6B already invested and shifting focus to technologies they can sell now versus developing technologies with less predictable timeframes for future returns on investments. 
Read more Here
Alternative Fuel Insight
Valley Vision Awarded $5M for Sac Region Job Creation
Valley Vision has been awarded $5 million dollars from the Community Economic Resilience Fund ("CERF") program to advance regional economic recovery and resilience creating accessible jobs in sustainable industries. 
Read more Here
Fuel Economy Improvements and GHG Reductions
Improving the fuel economy of a heavy truck from 10 to 15 mpg will save 33 gallons for every 1,000 miles driven. The same 5 mpg improvement from 30 to 35 mpg in a car saves 5 gallons, and gallons reduced equals GHG reduced. 
Read more Here
LCFS Renewable Fuel Pathways
California Average Grid Electricity Carbon Intensity: California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California: 76.73gCO2e/MJ.
Read more Here
Low Carbon Fuel Credits-$64.00
Recent Carbon Intensity (CI) Pathway Applications 
  • B037801: Fuel Producer: Iwatani Corporation of America; Facility Name: Linde-Praxair; Liquefied Hydrogen produced in Pennsylvania using landfill gas, transported as liquefied hydrogen in tanker trailers and re-gasified at fueling stations in California.
  • B037802: Fuel Producer: Iwatani Corporation of America; Facility Name: Linde-Praxair; Gaseous Hydrogen produced in Pennsylvania using landfill gas, transported as gaseous hydrogen in tube trailers to refueling stations in California.
Read more Here
Conferences and Programs
FORTH Roadmap Conference
May 15 - 17, 2023
  • Leading developments, best practices, and the future of electric, shared, and smart mobility. 
  • Four conference tracks, Vehicles, Charging, Impact and Cutting Edge
EVS36 "Driving the Transition to E-Mobility"
June 11 - 14, 2023 - Sacramento Convention Center
  • Annual international gathering of the world’s EV experts
  • Cutting-edge research 
  • Innovative technologies
  • EV Market developments
Read more about EVS36 Here
  • EVS36 Call for papers covering:
  • Research
  • Market and government programs
  • Activities across all fields related to hybrid, battery & fuel cell technologies
  • EV infrastructure and services.
Read more about submitting papers Here
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