California Policy GHG Reduction Publications SB 375

Description of Methodology for ARB Staff Review of GHG Reductions in SB 375 Sustainable Community Strategies

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has posted its “Description of Methodology for ARB Staff Review of Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Sustainable Communities Strategies (SCS) Pursuant to SB 375.” The document describes the process that ARB staff will follow to evaluate whether an SCS will achieve the region’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

The web address to view/download the report is:

The Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act of 2008 requires ARB to review each adopted SCS and either accept or reject the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s determination that the strategy would, if implemented, achieve the region’s greenhouse gas emission reduction targets.

If you have questions about this document, please contact Lucille van Ommering, Manager, State Implementation Plan and Local Government Section, at (916) 322-8261 or

By Lauren Michele

In a time where transportation policy efforts are pointing toward economic, environmental and equitable stewardship, Lauren Michele - Founder and Author of Policy in Motion - offers combined knowledge as a practicing transportation planning consultant and sustainable policy analyst who works on connecting federal and state legislative priorities with local and regional implementation.

Lauren Michele crafts and implements transportation projects and regulatory frameworks which work toward complete community sustainability and people-oriented development - facilitating access to affordable living near quality jobs, food, schools and health services. A graduate of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies and researcher with the University's Urban Land Use and Transportation Center, Ms. Michele's background extends from in-classroom teaching of undergraduate courses in transportation policy to experiential learning while living and researching multi-modal transportation planning in Europe.

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