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File #: 19-1247    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/14/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/27/2019 Final action: 8/27/2019
Title: Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board of Supervisors, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors, consider the following: 1) Award eligible AB 2766 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) charging station projects in response to a Request For Proposals issued by AQMD in March 2019; 2) Authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to execute project agreements with the current applicants for the amounts requested (up to $35,000 total); and 3) Authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to execute project agreements with future applicants for eligible proposals that result from subsequent releases of AB2766 EVSE Request for Proposals, up to a cumulative total of $300,000 through June 30, 2022 (up to $5,000 per EVSE and a maximum of 10 EVSE per site agreement) contingent on the approval of County Counsel and Risk Management. FUNDING: California Department of Motor Vehicles AB 2766 Subvention Funds.
Attachments: 1. A - EVSE Request for Proposals - 8/27/19, 2. B - Mt Aukum - Kehret Vineyards Proposal - 8/27/19, 3. C - Rugiada - Mastroserio Proposal - 8/27/19, 4. D - Brian Kent - Bumgarner Proposal - 8/27/19
Related files: 17-0554

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Air Quality Management District (AQMD) recommending the Board of Supervisors, acting as the AQMD Board of Directors, consider the following:

1) Award eligible AB 2766 Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) charging station projects in response to a Request For Proposals issued by AQMD in March 2019;

2) Authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to execute project agreements with the current applicants for the amounts requested (up to $35,000 total); and

3) Authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to execute project agreements with future applicants for eligible proposals that result from subsequent releases of AB2766 EVSE Request for Proposals, up to a cumulative total of $300,000 through June 30, 2022 (up to $5,000 per EVSE and a maximum of 10 EVSE per site agreement) contingent on the approval of County Counsel and Risk Management.

 

FUNDING: California Department of Motor Vehicles AB 2766 Subvention Funds.

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND

El Dorado County is in nonattainment for the federal ozone standard.  Motor vehicle emissions are the primary contributor to ozone.  In 1990, AB2766 authorized air districts to assess motor vehicle registration fees to reduce motor vehicle emissions and implement the California Clean Air Act. On December 11, 1990, the Board of Directors adopted Resolution #90-488 that set the motor vehicle registration fee at $2.00 per registered vehicle. On June 14, 2001, the Board of Directors adopted Resolution #01-21 increasing the fee from $2.00 to $4.00 per registered vehicle. 

 

On January 9, 2019, AQMD released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for EVSE projects to be implemented during 2019, and AQMD staff conducted outreach activities to make businesses aware of the funding opportunity.  Three (3) proposals were received. The proposals were evaluated for eligibility and cost effectiveness.   All proposed projects were determined to be eligible. Projects requested are:

 

1) Mount Aukum Winery / Kehret Vineyards - 2 EVSE - estimated cost: $9,770.00 (agreement will fund actual final costs up to $10,000)

2) Rugiada Winery / Mastroserio Winery - 3 EVSE - estimated cost: $9,490.00 (agreement will fund actual final costs up to $15,000)

3) Brian Kent, Inc. / Bumgarner Winery - 2 EVSE - estimated cost: $8,278.12 (agreement will fund actual final costs up to $10,000)

 

These locations are ideal for this funding opportunity.  They would provide a much-needed placement of EVSE in the south County and create locations for tourists to "top off" their zero emission electric vehicles while visiting and patronizing these businesses.  As more chargers become available in "destination locations" in the County, such as these, the opportunity for electric car owners in Sacramento and other areas to visit our County (and County businesses) increases.  In exchange for receiving EVSE funding, these businesses are agreeing to provide electricity free of charge to their customers for five years.

 

To solicit additional proposals and make funding available in a timely manner, AQMD plans to release additional RFPs for AB2766 funded EVSE projects with approximately 3 month proposal periods.  We request that the Board authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to execute future agreements for eligible projects through June 30, 2022, up to a cumulative total of $300,000 of awarded funding, of which $100,000 is the amount budgeted in the FY 2019-20 budget for this program.  County Counsel and Risk Management would still review and approve any funding agreement.

 

ALTERNATIVES

The Board could decide not to award one or all of the proposed projects.  This alternative would require the AB2766 funds be allocated for other motor vehicle emission reduction activities.

 

Additionally, the Board could decide not to authorize the Air Pollution Control Officer to execute future agreements for the AB2766 EVSE RFPs, which would require that the District return to the Board for each potential EVSE funding amount based on received proposals.

 

PRIOR BOARD ACTION

On June 6, 2017, the Board approved a request to award two (2) EVSE projects that resulted from an RFP issued by AQMD in March 2017, as well as authorized the APCO to award additional EVSE projects in FY 2017-18 and FY 2018-19 up to a cumulative total of $175,000.

 

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT

N/A

 

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS

It is recommended that the Board approve this item.

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

The total amount of AB2766 funds requested for the three proposed projects is a maximum of $35,000 (total of estimated projects cost is $27,538.12).  In the approved FY2019-20 budget, $100,000 of AB2766 funds were allocated for EVSE installation at County businesses.  Additional funding will be allocated in the FY 2020-21 and FY 2021-22 AQMD budget requests.

 

CLERK OF THE BOARD FOLLOW UP ACTIONS

Forward one (1) signed copy of Minute Order to AQMD

 

STRATEGIC PLAN COMPONENT

These projects will contribute to achieving the Healthy Communities strategic plan goal.

 

CONTACT

Dave Johnston

Air Pollution Control Officer