California Lower-Emission School Bus Program Issues Revisions to Implementation Dates

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) said it is adjusting the implementation deadline for the 2008 Lower-Emission School Bus Program Guidelines.

A “Mail Out” posted on the CARB website, announces new statutory changes tied to Senate Bill 1018 (Chapter 39, Statutes of 2012), which include an extension of the expenditure deadline for Lower-Emission School Bus Program Proposition 1B (the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006) funds from June 30 of this year to June 30, 2014.

CARB said the statutory changes require further adjustments to the implementation deadlines. The guidelines now require two additional years of semiannual reports; provide for a new bus delivery deadline and for liquidated damages; specify what must be accomplished by the expenditure deadline; and extend the records submission due date for those air districts that chose to meet the bond records retention requirement by submitting records to CARB.