NAFA forms advisory council to inform California fleet managers of topical issues
The Air Resources Board is a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency and oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards.
Within the past year, the California Air Resources Board has announced that it will begin regulating the emissions of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) from electric utility equipment starting in 2011; fined several California companies for failing to inspect their diesel trucks; and held a public meeting as a first step towards the possibility of mandating fleet acquisition of hybrid trucks.
NAFA’s new advisory council will provide input to both NAFA and the Air Resources Board on regulatory matters that impact fleet managers in the state.
Led by NAFA member Rick Battersby, CAFM, from the University of California at Davis, the council plans to meet with ARB leadership and staff on a regular basis and says that it will help promote NAFA’s position of supporting emissions reductions and fuel efficiency instead of mandates. In addition, the council will keep NAFA Members up-to-date on any new or potential legislation that could affect them.