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Did you miss the Town Hall Event but still want to give Public Comments on the EV Mandate?
THE EV MANDATE DRAFT – WHAT TO DO
The EV draft mandate is now out. A copy of the text is below.
What can you do?
- Send your comments – instructions below.
- Join the virtual meeting and voice your concerns – instructions below.
- Call and email the Governor and the DNREC director.
- John.email@example.com (302) 744-4101
- Shawn.firstname.lastname@example.org (302) 739-9000
- Contact your legislative representatives and senators. Here is how you find them: https://www.scrwc.net/contact-your-legislator
PROPOSED REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL – DIVISION OF AIR QUALITY
Statutory Authority: 7 Delaware Code, Sections 6010 and 6703 (7 Del.C. งง6010 & 6703) and 7 DE Admin. Code 1140
REGISTER NOTICE SAN # 2022-01 DOCKET # 2022-R-A-0011
1140 Delaware Low Emission Vehicle Program
1. TITLE OF THE REGULATIONS:
Amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1140, Delaware Low Emission Vehicle Program
2. BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF THE SUBJECT, SUBSTANCE AND ISSUES:
The purpose of this action is to amend 7 DE Admin. Code 1140, to update the adoption by reference of California’s
Advance Clean Car II low emission vehicle and greenhouse gas standards and add the requirements for zero
emitting vehicles for model year 2027 and beyond. The ACC II regulations will reduce criteria and greenhouse gas
emissions from new light-and medium-duty vehicles beyond the 2025 model year as well as add the new
requirements for zero emission vehicles. These standards were initially adopted in 2010 and went into effect for
model year 2014, and since the original adoption California has made changes necessary for automobile manufactures to comply. Section 177 of the Clean Air Act requires that Delaware standards must be “identical to
the California standards.”
3. POSSIBLE TERMS OF THE AGENCY ACTION:
4. STATUTORY BASIS OR LEGAL AUTHORITY TO ACT:
7 Del.C. Chapter 60 Environmental Control ง 6010 and
7 Del. C. Chapter 67 Motor Vehicle Emissions ง6703
5. OTHER REGULATIONS THAT MAY BE AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSAL:
The agency does not believe that other regulations will be impacted.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT:
The virtual public hearing will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, beginning at 6 p.m.
How to join the hearing:
The web link to the virtual hearing can be accessed through the DNREC Public Hearings site at https://de.gov/dnrechearings . You must pre-register if you would like to give public comments.
If prompted for a passcode, please use: 693764. To access the audio-only portion of the virtual
hearing, dial 1-646-931-3860 and enter the meeting ID: 963 6971 8957. Closed-captioning is available by request
if made at least 7 days before the event.
Those wishing to offer verbal comments during DNREC public hearings must pre-register no later than noon of
the date of the virtual hearing at https://de.gov/dnreccomments or by telephone at 302-739-9295.
Where to find the draft amendment:
The proposed amendments may be inspected online starting April 1, 2023 at Delaware Register’s website https://
regulations.delaware.gov/services/current_issue.shtml or in-person, by appointment only, by contacting Kyle Krall by phone at 302-739-9402 or by email at email@example.com.
How to submit comments:
The Department will accept public comment through Thursday, May 26, 2023. Comments will be accepted in
written form via email to DNRECHearingComments@delaware.gov, or by using the online form at
https://de.gov/dnreccomments, or by U.S. mail to the following address:
Theresa Newman, Hearing Officer
DNREC -Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901