CONCEPT PAPER FOR PUBLIC COMMENT: Potential Procedures for Certifying Manufacturers' Fair Treatment of Workers for CVRP Eligibility

The Budget Act of 2017, as amended by Assembly Bill (AB) 134 (Committee on Budget, Chapter 254, Statutes of 2017), appropriated funds to CARB for CVRP and directed CARB and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency (LWDA) to develop procedures to certify vehicle manufacturers as fair and responsible in their treatment of workers:

"The State Air Resources Board shall work with the Labor and Workforce Development Agency to develop procedures for certifying manufacturers of vehicles included in the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project as being fair and responsible in the treatment of their workers.  It is the intent of the Legislature that beginning in 2018-19 fiscal year, the Labor Secretary shall first certify manufacturers as fair and responsible in the treatment of their workers before their vehicles are included in any rebate program funded with state funds."  

Pursuant to this direction, staff from CARB and LWDA worked together to develop a concept paper on potential manufacturer certification procedures for public comment.

Please provide comments on this draft by June 4, 2018 to CARB's public comment docket.

All public comments submitted can be viewed here.