California Environmental Policy Council

The California Environmental Policy Council (CEPC) was originally established by the Environmental Protection Permit Reform Act of 1993 to designate a consolidated permit agency for applicants for environmental permits from multiple environmental agencies. In 1999 CEPC functions were expanded to review multimedia environmental evaluations of new motor vehicle fuels. The Air Resources Board (ARB) may not adopt any regulation that establishes a motor vehicle fuel specification unless a multimedia evaluation conducted by affected agencies and coordinated by the ARB is reviewed by the CEPC.

Council Members

  • Matthew Rodriquez, Agency Secretary (CEPC Chair)
  • Mary D. Nichols, Chairman, ARB
  • Lauren Ziese, Acting Director, OEHHA
  • Felicia Marcus, Chairman, SWRCB
  • Brian Leahy, Director, DPR
  • Barbara A. Lee, Director, DTSC
  • Ken DaRosa, Acting Director, CalRecycle

Upcoming Meetings

Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel and Proposed Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation (2015)

A public meeting to consider the ARB evaluation entitled, “Multimedia Evaluations of Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel and the Air Resources Board’s Proposed Alternative Diesel Fuel Regulation” is scheduled for June 23, 2015 at 9:00 AM in Sacramento, CA.

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