California’s Newsom Exempts ZEV Funding Programs From APA Rules

July 27, 2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has signed budget legislation exempting funding for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) from rulemaking procedures, in order to “accelerate the state’s progress toward meeting its climate and transportation” goals. The state is touting its decision to bypass administrative procedure rules for siting electric vehicle (EV) recharging stations and other infrastructure as part of its role as a national leader in addressing climate change. A California official says the exemption will eliminate the need for economic impact studies...

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