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onrdiesel -- Truck and Bus Reporting System Fleet Upload Posted: 13 Jan 2012 15:23:54
The Truck and Bus reporting system now gives fleet owners the ability to upload their vehicle information all at once. Larger fleets can enter and save fleet vehicle information into an Excel spreadsheet available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/upload.htm, and can copy the information from the spreadsheet into your online account. Please refer to the Truck and Bus Regulation User Guide for a description of how to use the spreadsheet and upload your data. The User Guide is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/reportinginfo.htm. For further information about reporting, training, or compliance tools, please visit our website at www.arb.ca.gov/dieseltruck, or call 866 6DIESEL (866 634-3735), or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Background On December 11, 2008, the Air Resources Board (ARB or 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. On December 17, 2010, the staff recommended amendments to the regulation that were subsequently adopted by the Board on September 19, 2011. The Office of Administrative Law approved the amendments on December 14, 2011 and the regulation became effective on the same day. The amended Truck and Bus Regulation delays the initial requirement to phase-in installation of PM filters by one year to January 1, 2012 and extends 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 also defer initial engine replacements for older vehicles without PM filters for two years until January 1, 2015 at the earliest. Prior to 2020, replacements are limited only to 20 year old or older trucks that are not equipped with PM filters. By January 1, 2023, most vehicles will need to be equipped with an engine meeting 2010 model year emission standards.