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arbcombo -- Enforcement Advisory Regarding U.S. EPA Authorization to Enforce the In-Use Off-Road Large Spark-Ignition Engine Fleet Regulation Posted: 09 Aug 2012 16:45:23
This notice is to inform Large Spark-Ignition (LSI) equipment operators of the Air Resources Board’s (ARB) intent to commence enforcement of all requirements of the In Use Off Road Large Spark-Ignition (LSI) Engine Fleet Regulation (LSI Fleet Regulation or Regulation). The regulation was filed with the California Secretary of State in May 2007, at which time the requirements of the LSI Fleet Regulation came into effect and were fully enforceable except for those parts of the Regulation that required United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) authorization under the federal Clean Air Act. U.S. EPA granted California authorization on April 4, 2012. With the issuance of this authorization, those provisions are now enforceable as well. ARB anticipates that it will commence the enforcement process slowly, initially auditing a small number of facilities for training purposes. Full scale enforcement will commence following the completion of training near the end of this year. Advisory Number 441: Enforcement of the In-Use Off-Road Large Spark-Ignition (LSI) Engine Fleet Regulation is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/advs/advs441.pdf Additional information on the regulation is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/lsi Background On May 25, 2006, ARB adopted the In-Use Off-Road Large Spark-Ignition Engine Fleet Regulation (LSI Fleet Regulation or Regulation). The LSI Fleet Regulation establishes fleet average emission level standards for operators of in-use fleets of forklifts, industrial tow tractors, industrial sweeper/scrubbers, and pieces of airport ground support equipment (GSE) powered by LSI engines. The Regulation also establishes recordkeeping requirements. Under section 209(e)(2) of the federal Clean Air Act, California may enforce its own emission standards and other requirements related to the control of emissions from off-road engines and equipment not conclusively preempted by section 209(e)(1) – new locomotives and engines and new off-road engines less than 175 horsepower used in farm and construction equipment and vehicles – so long as it first applies for and receives authorization from the Administrator of U.S. EPA. (77 Fed. Ref. 20388, April 4, 2012.) If you have any questions regarding the requirements of the LSI Fleet Regulation, please call the LSI Fleet Regulation information line toll-free at (800) 387-2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: cargo, enf-advise, ordiesel, orspark.