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onrdiesel -- Truck and Bus Regulation Reporting Date Postponed Until April 29, 2011 for agricultural fleets and fleets with street sweepers with Tier Posted: 21 Mar 2011 13:09:07
The March 31, 2011 reporting date for agricultural fleets and fleets with street sweepers with Tier 0 auxiliary engines is being postponed until April 29, 2011 to give fleets more time to report. The date that agricultural fleets have to report January 1, 2011 odometer readings for limited use agricultural trucks or information about specialty agricultural trucks to be eligible for the agricultural vehicle extensions has been extended to April 29, 2011. In addition, the date that fleets with street sweepers must report hour meter readings for the Tier 0 auxiliary engines has been extended to April 29, 2011. California Air Resources Board staff is preparing an advisory to reflect the change and will be updating related documents in the near future. All other fleets do not have to begin reporting until next year. Fleets that plan to use the phase-in option, want to take advantage of credits, or to use other provisions in the Truck and Bus regulation, would need to report by January 31, 2012. Because the amendments considered by the Board in December 2010 will not become effective for at least several months, the delay in the deadline is being changed administratively pending approval by the Office of Administrative Law. Additional information about the regulation is at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/dieseltruck Background On December 11, 2008, the Board approved for adoption the Truck and Bus regulation to control emissions from nearly all existing diesel powered heavy-duty trucks and buses operating in California. The regulation became effective under California law on January 8, 2010. The regulation applies to diesel fueled trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 14,000 pounds that are privately owned, federally owned, and to publicly and privately owned school buses. Local and state government owned diesel fueled trucks and buses are already subject to other ARB regulations. Reducing emissions from in-use trucks and buses is necessary to meet federally imposed clean air standards and to reduce the adverse health effects from truck and bus pollution. On December 17, 2010, the staff recommended amendments, which are presently pending adoption, that would delay the initial requirement to install particulate matter (PM) retrofit filters by one year to January 1, 2012 and extend the time before a vehicle equipped with a PM filter would have to have an engine that meets 2010 model year emission standards. The amendments would also defer engine replacements for vehicles without PM filters two years until January 1, 2015. Prior to 2020, replacements would be limited to 20 year old or older trucks that are not equipped with PM filters. By January 1, 2023, most vehicles would still need to be equipped with an engine meeting 2010 model year emission standards.