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ccms -- Heavy Duty Vehicle Public Workshop on March 11, 2013, 8:30 am in Sacramento Posted: 21 Feb 2013 11:17:12
The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) invites you to participate in a public workshop on March 11, 2013, to discuss proposals for several regulations and regulation amendments related to on-road heavy-duty vehicles. At this workshop, staff will be soliciting input on the following proposals: - Adopting a new regulation to harmonize with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) adopted in 2011; - Making amendments to ARBís existing Heavy-Duty Vehicle GHG Emission Reduction Regulation (Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation) to align with the proposed new regulation above; - Adopting a new set of optional oxides of nitrogen (NOx) standards for heavy-duty vehicle engines more stringent than the current 2010 model year standard; and - Making amendments to the Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) to Limit Diesel-fueled Commercial Motor Vehicle Idling to expand compliance responsibility. The workshop is described further in the workshop notice at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/mailouts/msc1305/msc1305.pdf and will be held at the following time and location: Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. Ė 4:00 p.m. Location: Air Resources Board Coastal Hearing Room 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 Directions are at http://www.arb.ca.gov/maps/sactomap.htm Background: In September 2011, the U.S. EPA adopted a new regulation for controlling GHG emissions from new medium and heavy-duty engines and vehicles. ARB staff is proposing to align with the federal regulation in order to provide California with the ability to certify engines and vehicles to the new standards as well as enforce them.