Nevadans urged to share input on Clean Cars Nevada proposed regulation
Nevada Division of Environmental Protection to convene “Clean Cars Nevada” virtual listening session on January 14, 2021
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will be hosting a virtual listening session on Clean Cars Nevada, an initiative that would provide Nevadans with more choices for low and zero emission passenger cars and light-duty trucks offered at dealerships across the state beginning in 2024. The listening session will be held on Thursday, January 14 from 10:00am and 12:00pm. Details on how to attend the virtual listening session are available online at ndep.nv.gov/air/clean-cars-nevada.
During the listening session, NDEP will provide an overview of the low emission vehicle and zero emission vehicle programs that are being considered. The listening session will then provide Nevada residents, stakeholders, and all who have an interest in this important undertaking with opportunities to provide public comment, share input, and weigh in on the following key questions to help shape the proposed Clean Cars Nevada regulation:
- How do you think clean car standards will affect air quality and greenhouse gas emissions in Nevada? And, what types of analyses would you like to see performed to assess the regulations’ impact on air quality and greenhouse gas emissions?
- What factors do you think will have the greatest contribution to hybrid and zero emission vehicle adoption rates in Nevada? [In 2018 the Auto Alliance ranked Nevada 11th among states with 1.17% of electric vehicle sales.]
- How do you think this regulation will affect small business in Nevada? And, how should these concerns be considered alongside projected consumer savings and improved air quality? [Nevada Revised Statue 233B.0382 defines small business as a business conducted for profit which employs fewer than 150 full-time or part-time employees.]
- What environmental and climate justice concerns do you think a LEV/ZEV program would or should address?
Public comments can be submitted before, during, and after the listening session via email: email@example.com. If you are planning to provide comments during the listening session, please register in advance by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name, organization (if applicable), and daytime phone number.
The listening session will be recorded and posted online at ndep.nv.gov/air/clean-cars-nevada.
Background: Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak announced the Clean Cars Nevada initiative in June 2020. In addition to increasing consumer options, Clean Cars Nevada will help advance the State’s climate change and sustainability goals, reduce harmful air pollution from cars and light-duty trucks on Nevada roads, and strengthen the economy. While Clean Cars Nevada will help reduce pollution through providing cleaner, more efficient transportation options, the proposed new regulations will not require anyone to give up their current vehicle or choose one that does not work for their lifestyle or business needs.
Through 2021, NDEP will continue to engage with stakeholders and convene public workshops to gather comprehensive input and feedback across all impacted sectors of the economy and throughout every community in Nevada. This stakeholder input will inform the design of the proposed Clean Cars Nevada regulation in advance of its consideration by the State Environmental Commission and State Legislative Commission.
Learn more at ndep.nv.gov/air/clean-cars-nevada