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onrdiesel -- Updated Online Reporting Guide for the Truck and Bus Regulation Posted: 17 Jan 2014 17:13:24
The Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance, and Reporting System (TRUCRS) and the Online Reporting Guide were recently updated. The Online Reporting Guide now has instructions on how to opt-in to the Low Mileage Agricultural and Construction Truck extensions for the first time, and it is available at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/documents/reportingguide.pdf Other information on how to report compliance with the Truck and Bus regulation is at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/reportinginfo.htm. If you have questions, please call our toll free diesel regulation information line at 1-866-6DIESEL (1-866-634-3735) or e-mail email@example.com. Background The regulation requires diesel truck and bus owners to take steps to reduce their engine emissions. The regulation is a part of the State's plan to meet federal ambient air quality standards and to protect public health, particularly near roadways and distribution centers where exposure frequently reaches unhealthy levels. Nearly all trucks and buses with a manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds that operate in California are required to be upgraded from 2012 to 2023 to reduce exhaust emissions. Most heavier trucks and buses (with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,000 pounds) are required to have a particulate matter filter by January 1, 2014. There are certain exceptions to these requirements for owners that have reported to use flexibility options allowed under the regulation. These include, but are not limited to, certain agricultural and limited-use construction trucks, low-use vehicles, and vehicles operated in certain rural areas.