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arbcombo -- Truck and Bus Regulation Early Access to Certain Approved Amendments Posted: 27 Jun 2014 16:59:53
The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) approved amendments to the Truck and Bus Regulation at its April 24-25, 2014 meeting. The approved amendments are intended to better ensure that the air quality benefits originally envisioned by the regulation will be achieved, while concurrently providing additional flexibility to vehicle owners. An advisory has been made available to explain how truck and bus owners can plan for and take advantage of recently approved amendments to the Truck and Bus regulation. The advisory also describes the steps owners that previously claimed good faith efforts must now take to comply. For more information: The advisory is available at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/regulation.htm 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 exposures frequently reach 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 between 2012 and 2023 to reduce exhaust emissions. Most heavier trucks and buses (with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 26,000 pounds) will be required to have a PM 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 work trucks, low-use vehicles, and vehicles operated in certain rural areas. Additional information about the regulation is at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/documents/FSRegSum.pdf California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips. 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: gmbond, onrdiesel.