Clean Cars Nevada

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On the Road to a Cleaner Nevada 

On June 22, 2020 NDEP announced the start of a rulemaking process to evaluate adoption of low emission and zero emission standards for light duty vehicles. This page provides updated information on this process and how interested members of the public can participate. Public comments regarding NDEP's proposal can be submitted via email to: cleancarsnevada [at] ndep.nv.gov.

NDEP is posting all public comments received by email or letter on NDEP's Document Viewer website.  An account is required to access the comments, but it can be created right away by signing up. Once signed in, select the category ‘Public Comments For Clean Cars Nevada.' You can then search for public comments by name, organization and submission date.

Click here to go to Document Viewer

Next Steps

 

On July 26, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, NDEP will present and answer questions at the Chispa Nevada Clean Cars Initiative Chat. This bilingual online session, hosted by Chispa Nevada, will be available in English and Spanish and provide a dedicated opportunity for the Spanish-speaking community to learn and ask questions about the Clean Cars Nevada Initiative. Please register for the event here.

 

On July 28, from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM, NDEP is hosting our public workshop to solicit comments on the proposed adoption of low emission vehicle and zero emission vehicle standards for new passenger cars and light-duty trucks. The formal announcement of this public workshop is available here and links to the meeting materials are below:

The agenda for the workshop is as follows:

  1. Welcome, introductions.
  2. Review of agenda; regulation adoption timeline.
  3. Presentation of proposed regulation R093-20: Proposed amendment of NAC 445B that will adopt by reference certain emissions standards of the State of California; the California Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) standards and the California Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program.
  4. Public comments and questions on proposed regulation R093-20.*
  5. Adjourn

* Note that public comment may be limited to three minutes per person at the discretion of the chairperson. The chair reserves the right to dispense with repetitive comments on a given topic.

All are welcome to attend the public workshop either in person at the NDEP offices:

  • 2nd Floor Tahoe Conference Room at 901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 4001, Carson City
  • NDEP Red Rock Conference Room at 375 E. Warm Springs Road, Suite 200, Las Vegas

Or you can attend virtually by:

  • Joining the Lifesize meeting online: https://call.lifesizecloud.com/9956724
  • Joining the Lifesize meeting using Skype for Business: https://skype.lifesizecloud.com/9956724
  • Calling in by phone (audio only): 1 (877) 422-8614 - Meeting extension 9956724#
    • Additional phone numbers can be found at: https://call.lifesize.com/numbers
    • Other ways to connect can be found at: https://call.lifesize.com/otherways/9956724

Past Webinars

Clean Cars Nevada Stakeholder Workshop

NDEP hosted a stakeholder workshop on June 17, 2021. During the workshop, a diverse group of stakeholders presented on the Clean Cars Nevada rulemaking.

A copy of the recording is below and the workshop slides (from the presenters that used them) are available here.   

 

Economic Impacts of Ownership and Small Business Impacts of the ZEV Program

NDEP held a webinar on June 15, 2021 reviewing some of the economic impacts of ownshership and the small business impacts of the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program in Nevada. During the webinar, NDEP reviewed some of the economic impacts of ZEV ownership, including initial purchase cost, depreciation fueling costs, maintenance and repair costs as well as a review of the small business impacts that may result from the adoption of the proposed ZEV program.

A copy of the recording is below and the slides from the presentation are available here.

 

Air Quality Impacts Analysis Session 2

NDEP held the second Clean Cars Nevada air quality impacts analysis session on May 27, 2021.  During the session, NDEP presented the air quality benefits of both the proposed Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) and ZEV programs in Nevada.

A copy of the recording is below and the slides from the presentation are available here.

 

Air Quality Impacts Analysis Session 1

NDEP held our first Clean Cars Nevada air quality impacts analysis session on April 27, 2021.  During the session, NDEP reviewed statewide light-duty vehicle statistics and how the credit requirements of the ZEV program relate to recent light-duty vehicle sales in Nevada.

A copy of the recording is below and the slides from the presentation are available here.

 

Technical Session 2 - Zero Emission Vehicle Program

NDEP held a Clean Cars Nevada technical session regarding the ZEV program on March 30, 2021. During the technical session, NDEP reviewed the general provisions of the ZEV program such as qualifying vehicle definitions, credit requirements for manufacturers, and how manufacturers can comply with the ZEV program with various kinds of credits.

A copy of the recording is below and the slides from the presentation are available here.

 

Technical Session 1 - Low Emission Vehicle Program

NDEP held a Clean Cars Nevada technical session regarding the LEV program on February 23, 2021. During the technical session, NDEP reviewed the general provisions of the LEV program such as vehicle and manufacturer definitions, program exemptions, the vehicle certification process, the approval process for motor vehicle pollution control devices, emission control warranty provisions, and the recall process.

A copy of the recording is below and the slides from the presentation are available here.

 

Listening Session

NDEP hosted a virtual listening session on January 14, 2021. During the listening session, NDEP provided a brief overview of the regulatory adoption process as well as an opportunity for Nevada residents, stakeholders, and all who have an interest in this important undertaking with an opportunity to provide public comment, share input, and weigh in on key questions to help shape the proposed Clean Cars Nevada regulation. 

A copy of the recording is below and the slides from the presentation are available here.

 

Clean Cars Kick-Off

NDEP held the "Clean Cars Nevada" kick-off webinar on December 8, 2020. An introduction to the proposal and the regulatory adoption process were discussed. 

A copy of the recording is below and the slides from the presentation are available here.

Documents 

Rulemaking Documents 

Here are links to: 

Supplemental Resources 

Here are links to:

  • The Nevada ZEV Calculator. The calculator is a Microsoft Excel based tool developed by NDEP to evaluate some of the potential air quality benefits of the proposed ZEV program.
  • Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the Clean Cars Nevada Draft proposal.

Contact Us 

Questions and comments can be submitted now to CleanCarsNevada [at] ndep.nv.gov 

Also, stay informed about the Clean Cars Nevada proposal by subscribing to the Clean Cars Nevada Listserv. In order to subscribe scroll down the page to the Get Notices link and select Clean Cars Nevada. 

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