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California Seeks to Expand Vehicle Retirement Program

A bill (S.B. 459) has been amended in the California Senate that would authorize the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) to provide other forms of financial assistance to an owner to retire a motor vehicle.  This assistance would be in addition to the $1,500 the Bureau currently pays to a low-income motor vehicle owner and the $1,000 to all other motor vehicle owners.   In addition, this bill would require BAR to establish a specified one-year pilot program to provide financial assistance to low-income motor vehicle owners for the retirement of gross-polluting vehicles, but would prohibit BAR from requiring proof that these vehicles were registered for the last 2 years prior to acceptance into the program.  If this effort is successful, hobbyists could be denied the availability of vintage cars and parts for restoration projects.  A hearing on S.B. 459 is scheduled for the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

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CA4WDC NRC South Report Feb 2013

Eastern Kern County OHMVR Acquisition: The OHMVR Division proposes purchasing 59 ReNu parcels totaling 28,275 acres using Southern California Opportunity Purchase Funds approved by the California State Legislature and Governor in the 2010/2011 Fiscal Year Budget Act. The California Public Works Board is responsible for approving the acquisition. The Acquisition and Development Division of CDPR would process the land transfer documents after Public Works Board approval. This proposed acquisition will consolidate a mix of public and private lands into all public lands.

A letter in support of the acquisition has been submitted.

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ASA Working on Side by Side Aftermarket Seat Issue for AB 1595 Fix

Illustration of a three-point seatbelt.

Illustration of a three-point seatbelt. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ever since AB 1595 was passed back in July of 2012, the ASA has been working diligently towards a solution to address the legislation's unintended consequences.  First, we helped to develop and quickly pass AB 1266 which eliminated the requirement that both feet must be flat on the floorboard provision of AB 1595, as well as, delaying the section dealing with aftermarket seat locations not designed by the manufacturer until July 1, 2013.

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CA4WDC NRC South Report for January 2013

Technology and web-based information continue to evolve.  Previously noted, I have been shifting more of my project tracking and reporting about meetings and information management to websites and agencies are beginning to employ technology with an increase in the number of webinars and conference calls in place of face-to-face meetings.  

After four webinars and one 2-day meeting, the Bald Mountain project in the Sierra National Forest is taking shape.  A draft Environmental Assessment should be ready for public comment in April/May timeframe.

While two short road sections will be closed, those routes have been closed to the public for more than 20 years due to proximity of the route to a stream with endangered fish.  There are other routes within the project area but they are not under discussion.

Read the complete CA4WDC NRC South Report for January 2013

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CA4WDC NRC South Report - Jan 2013

Technology and web-based information continue to evolve.  Previously noted, I have been shifting more of my project tracking and reporting about meetings and information management to websites and agencies are beginning to employ technology with an increase in the number of webinars and conference calls in place of face-to-face meetings.  

After four webinars and one 2-day meeting, the Bald Mountain project in the Sierra National Forest is taking shape.  A draft Environmental Assessment should be ready for public comment in April/May timeframe.

While two short road sections will be closed, those routes have been closed to the public for more than 20 years due to proximity of the route to a stream with endangered fish.  There are other routes within the project area but they are not under discussion.

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CA4WDC NRC South Report for December 2012

For the past year, most of the action has been through webinare and review of on-line information.  The RIT reviewed the proposed actions during their Dec 4-5 meeting. Language changes were provided and priorities were assigned. The information collected will be consolidated and re-submitted to RIT members for additional review and corrections.

For a review, the Recovery Implementation Team are appointed members representing federal, state and local governments and representatives of stakeholders groups. Their charter is to review the proposed actions contained in the Desert Tortoise Recovery Plan developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Some of the proposed actions (and more contentious) involve grazing, roads and trails, predator control (ravens, coyotes, and free-roaming dogs), property acquisition, and invasive species control. The complete list contains over 30 proposed actions in these and other categories.

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