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File #: 21-1605   
Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/26/2021 In control: Clark County Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action:
Title: Receive a report on efforts related to an electric vehicle charging infrastructure ordinance and transportation electrification. (For possible action)
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Meeting Handout 111621 Item No. 42.pdf
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11/16/2021 Clark County Board of Commissioners  

Agenda note: DOCUMENT(S) SUBMITTED: 1. Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Ordinance Update (26 pages), submitted by the Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability DISCUSSION: Following introduction of the item, the Board was addressed by Marci Henson, Director of the Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability, who advised that All-In Clark County was enacted to address climate change and create a more sustainable future for all; three parts of the planning process included: assessing regional sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions contributing to climate change, confirming climate hazards and the areas and systems most vulnerable and identifying solutions to enhance the community‚Äôs overall resilience, and to grow climate literacy in the community and work together to develop a plan of action to ensure a sustainable and resilient future for all; one of the six key areas of focus was connected and equitable mobility, which included transportation, reducing GHG emissions, and improving air quality; on road emissions accounted for 22 percent of all GHGs; the Nevada Climate Initiative adopted goals including reducing GHG emissions; next steps included finishing the GHG Inventory, finishing the Climate Vulnerability Assessment, engaging public involvement to draft an All-In Community Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, and exploring opportunities to work with agencies and stakeholders to reduce GHGs that result in a regional approach; moving forward regionally is most effective for reducing the emissions and seizing funding opportunities; an electric vehicle (EV) ordinance would improve air quality, improve public health, and reduce GHG emissions; needed actions included reduced car dependency, increased mobility options, and electrified transportation; EVs are increasing in market share, major manufacturers shifting production to EVs, Clean Cars Nevada, and Senate Bill 448 required NVEnergy to make an investment in EV infrastructure; barriers to electrification being removed, proactively position the County for the future, and avoid future building retrofit costs; 80 percent of EV drivers charge their cars at home; options included EV-Capable, EV-Ready, and EV-Installed; EV infrastructure ordinance included the scope of which structures (including single family residences, multi-family residences, and commercial) and the requirements (including which options and the number of parking spots per unit); there is no lead transportation electrification authority; total energy infrastructure costs are not easily calculated or understood; the current NVEnergy grids were almost at capacity during the last two summers due to the impacts of climate change; NVEnergy and developers requested consistency across jurisdictions; next steps included hiring a transportation electrification consultant, establishing an All-In Clark County Transportation Electrification Working Group (TEWG), developing a regional electrification strategy to present to the Board in December 2022, projecting EV and charging demand, recommending regional EV infrastructure and charging development needs, and recommendations on a model EV infrastructure ordinance, costs and strategies for funding, and economic and workforce development opportunities. Discussion continued regarding grant funding, incentive programs, AB349 which revised provisions governing motor vehicles, industry experts, lithium battery recycling, the workforce component, and diversification of the community.
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CLARK COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

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Marci Henson, Director, Department of Environment and Sustainability 

Recommendation: 

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Receive a report on efforts related to an electric vehicle charging infrastructure ordinance and transportation electrification.  (For possible action)

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BACKGROUND: 

On April 20, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners received a presentation on electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The Board discussed the preparation of an ordinance requiring electric vehicle charging infrastructure in residential and non-residential development. The Board directed staff to conduct further research, to meet with stakeholders to learn more about demand for electric vehicle charging and costs associated with requiring the charging infrastructure, and to report back.  
Staff will be providing a report on its work to date.