The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announces the release of the "Draft Final Dairy Research Prospectus to Achieve Senate Bill 1383 Climate Goals" (Prospectus) for a two-week public review period. The Prospectus includes recommended research concepts to address knowledge shortfalls and dairy emissions research needs in California, particularly those related to methane. The Dairy and Livestock Subgroup #3 (Research Needs, Including Enteric Fermentation) developed the Prospectus after soliciting methane-related dairy research ideas from the general public, dairy industry, researchers, government agencies, environmental justice advocates, and other stakeholders. The Prospectus will provide guidance to funding agencies and stakeholders for future research projects that will aim to improve the understanding of California dairy emissions and methane mitigation strategies.
The public comment period for the Prospectus will be September 26-October 10, 2018; comments are due to CARB by October 10th, 5:00 PM PST. Please submit comments to the comment docket located at the bottom of Subgroup #3's webpage.