The Incremental Aggregator is new to the Clean Fuels Program and uses revenue from the sale of the unclaimed incremental credits to equitably distribute benefits and address the needs and interests of environmental justice communities that are the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of air pollution and climate change. The Incremental Aggregator can be a business, organization or person chosen to manage programs and projects with an equity focus.
The work of the Equity Advisory Committee
The Equity Advisory Committee will assist DEQ in guiding the work of the Incremental Aggregator including:
Establishing priorities that guide that work
Proposing programs or projects that align with the established priorities
Selecting the qualified aggregator
Developing and reviewing the annual work plan
DEQ is seeking qualified applicants who:
Have experience, engagement, organizing, or interest in or around transportation or transportation electrification issues
Represent the interests of environmental justice communities
The initial application window was available from May 14 through June 4, 2021. DEQ received 2 applications and has accepted both to begin the work to recruit and hire an Incremental Aggregator which will take several months.
In the meantime, DEQ will be working on coming up with a more accurate estimate of how many credits will be available to the Incremental Aggregator and what their budget will be for 2022. After that, probably in the fall of 2021, DEQ will open an additional application window to recruit for additional Equity Advisory Committee members that may be interested in engaging in work planning for next year. Check back here for that application.
Compensation may be available to members, if needed. A portion of the funds that go to the Incremental Aggregator may be held aside to provide opportunities for community members to participate and enhance their involvement in this process.