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The toolkit called for in Senate Bill 1059 (SB1059), Section 4 is a database with query capabilities that provides a comprehensive listing of actions and programs that the local governments within Oregon’s metropolitan areas can implement on the local and regional level to reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from light vehicle transportation.
The database will consist of descriptions of GHG reducing tools, important characteristics, and interactions. Based on existing literature the database will provide the following:
- Full descriptions of each action and program.
- Effectiveness of each action or program at reducing GHG emissions (range of GHG reduction percentages).
- Cost-effectiveness of each action or program.
- Time required to implement each action or program.
- Time required for each action or program to become effective.
- Degree to which certain strategies require authority to implement beyond the authority available at the local government level.
- Information about the types of actions or programs that compliment each other and can yield synergistic or enhanced effects, for which the range of values can be reliably estimated within the allotted time of this project.
The toolkit will include a procedures manual for implementing actions and programs from the database. The procedures manual will take the form of a set of best practices for implementation. These best practices will establish procedures and methods for implementing actions and programs.
The toolkit will also include documentation of modeling tools (existing and enhanced) that local governments can use to determine the GHG emissions outcomes to be expected when actions or programs are applied under specific local conditions.
Finally, the toolkit will include a set of educational tools that regional and local governments may use to inform the public about the actions and programs needed for GHG reduction and the need for targeted GHG reduction.
Comments from Briefing #1 and #2