At an informal hearing of the state Senate Select Committee on California Job Creation and Retention in Sacramento August 14, California glass manufacturers, food producers, and other companies called on the California Air Resources Board to provide more free emissions allowances than currently planned to ease the economic burdens that will come with the program. Representatives said they also wanted state regulators to recognize their voluntary early action to reduce emissions. The state will distribute 90 percent of the allowances for free in 2013 and 2014, with free allowances declining in later years.