California Air Resources Board (CARB) Articles

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Fuels Update: Clinton Defends Position on RFS, AFPM Petitions EPA to Move RFS Compliance Burden

August 5, 2016

Fuels Update: Clinton Defends Position on RFS, AFPM Petitions EPA to Move RFS Compliance Burden

The Clinton Campaign announced on Aug. 3 that it does not support replacing the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) with a national low-carbon fuel standard similar to what is in place in California. The statement came in response to a news story that Clinton had reached out to California Air Resources Board (CARB) officials to discuss whether a low-carbon fuel standard could be applied at a national level. The Clinton campaign said that this outreach was simply "part of the campaign's ongoing stakeholder outreach efforts." CARB chair Mary Nichols is considered to be on Clinton's short-list of potential EPA administrators. In other RFS news, AFPM formally petitioned EPA to move the point of obligation under the RFS from the refinery to rack sellers and the Renewable Fuels Association asked the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the EPA to investigate whether anyone is manipulating the RINs market.

ARB Seeks Stakeholder Input for TRU Rule

March 7, 2016

ARB Seeks Stakeholder Input for TRU Rule

The California Air Resources Board plans to hold a series of public workshops in the coming year designed to seek stakeholder input as it develops a rulemaking for a control measure aimed at reducing greenhouse gas and other emissions for transport refrigeration units (TRUs).

CARB Waives RVP Limit Amid Gasoline Shortages

October 15, 2012

CARB Waives RVP Limit Amid Gasoline Shortages

California Air Resources Board has temporarily waived California's Reid Vapor Pressure limit to 9 pounds per square inch (psi), up from 7 psi.