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orrec -- Off-Highway Motorcycle Workshops: El Monte on February 27, 2014 and Sacramento on March 6, 2014 Posted: 14 Feb 2014 15:12:34
The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) invites you to participate in a public workshop to discuss the owner usage survey and emissions testing elements of our assessment of off-highway motorcycles (OHMC). The goal of the assessment is to better understand how exhaust and evaporative emissions from OHMCs, in particular red-sticker vehicles, can be reduced. The workshop will be held in two locations as indicated below; each workshop will cover the same topics. The workshops will consist of a one hour presentation by staff, followed by a question-and-answer session. Date: February 27, 2014 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: California Air Resources Board Annex 3, Conference Room 100 9460 Telstar Ave. El Monte, CA 91731 Date: March 6, 2014 Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: California Air Resources Board Monitoring and Laboratory Division 1927 13th Street , 1st Floor Conference Room Sacramento, CA 95811 After the El Monte workshop, a laboratory tour will be offered to participants who wish to visit ARBís Haagen-Smit Laboratory motorcycle evaporative and exhaust emission test cells. The laboratory tour will begin immediately after the El Monte workshop from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The workshop notices, directions, and additional information are available on ARB's website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroad/orrec/orrec.htm For more information please contact Sherry Zhang via phone at (626) 350-6400 or via email at email@example.com. Background: In 1998, the Board approved amendments to off-highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) regulations that link registration with compliance to exhaust emission standards, creating the red/green sticker program. Year-round operation is allowed only for emission compliant (green sticker) OHMCs and all-terrain vehicles. OHRVs that are not compliant with ARB emission standards are issued a limited use red registration sticker to restrict vehicle operation on public land during peak ozone season in regional non-attainment areas. In July 2013, the Board approved a regulation establishing more stringent evaporative emission standards for green sticker OHRVs. Although the Board at that time decided to continue to exclude red sticker OHRVs from evaporative controls, it directed ARB staff to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the opportunities for both evaporative and exhaust emissions reductions from red sticker OHRVs with a commitment to return to the Board with an update by November 2014. The owner usage survey and emissions testing plan to be discussed in these workshops are a critical element of the assessment that will be presented to the Board in late 2014. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.