SWCV Regulatory Documents and Advisories
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|2009 Compliance Extension For All Dual Or Bi-Fuel And Other Group 3 Engines With No Available Verified Diesel Emission Control Strategy||MSC 09-19: ARB is granting a 1-year blanket compliance extension for certain Group 3 vehicles subject to the Fleet Rule for Solid Waste Collection Vehicles and the Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities. This compliance extension is limited to Group 3 vehicles where no VDECS are available. The extension applies to any dual or bi-fuel engine, and or an engine with a displacement of over 15 liters and equipped with exhaust gas recirculation.|
|Use of alternative diesel fuels and fuel additives in engines equipped with DECS||Advisory 379: Details the use of alternative diesel fuels and fuel additives in engines equipped with DECS. Diesel emissions control strategies (DECS) are used to control exhaust from diesel fleets. The ARBís verification procedure requires that a DECS manufacturer specify the fuel necessary for proper functioning of the DECS. Use of any alternative diesel fuels and/or fuel additives not specifically listed in the DECS verification Executive Order is illegal and strictly prohibited.|
|Failure of component(s) of VDECS past the warranty period||MSC 08-30: What do I do when my verified diesel emission control strategy (DECS) fails outside the warranty period? The advisory outlines what to do if a failure occurs outside of the warranty period.|
|Importance of proper maintenance of diesel engines equipped with retrofit devices||MSC 08-28: This advisory provides guidance to owners and operators of diesel vehicles and equipment on the importance of following good engine maintenance practices, in particular, engines that are equipped with retrofit devices. More information, including information on the use of alternative diesel fuels and fuel additives in engines equipped with diesel emissions control strategies may be found in the advisory.|
|Deadline for installation of DECS that do not comply with the 2009 NOx emission limit||MSC 08-26: Effective January 1, 2009, only DECS that comply with the 2009 nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emission limit in the verification procedure will be considered verified. DECS that currently meet the 2009 NO2 emission limit are indicated by a ď+Ē in the Currently Verified DECS Table.|
|Exemption of hazardous waste under the fleet rule for solid waste collection vehicles||MSC 08-24: The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the definition of residential and commercial solid waste as it relates to hazardous waste and hazardous waste haulers. ARB has determined that waste haulers operating exclusively as a hazardous waste hauler are not subject to the SWCV Rule, but will be subject to the ARBís proposed Statewide Truck and Bus Regulation.|
|2008 Compliance Deadline For Group 2 (Engine Model Year 1960-1987) Solid Waste Collection Vehicles||MSC 08-14: This Advisory is to remind owners and operators of solid waste collection vehicle (SWCV or waste collection) fleets that 80 percent of their Group 2a (15 or more SWCV in the total fleet) or 50 percent of Group 2b (4 to 14 SWCV in the total fleet) vehicles need to meet the compliance requirements of the regulation by December 31, 2008. For the past two years, group 2 waste collection vehicles have received compliance extensions based on no VDECS available.|
|Differentiating a transfer truck from a solid waste collection vehicle (SWCV)||MSC 08-05: This advisory is guidance for differentiating solid waste collection vehicles from transfer trucks, which are not subject to the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Regulation. While not subject to the SWCV Regulation, a transfer truck may be subject to other diesel emission regulations, including the proposed statewide bus and truck regulation.|
|Compliance deadline for solid waste collection vehicles||MSC 07-32: The advisory notifies owners and operators of vehicles subject to the Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Rule of the December 31, 2007 compliance deadline for implementing best available control technology for Groups 1, 2a, and 2b.|
|Solid Waste Collection Vehicle rule applicability||Advisory 368: The advisory clarifies the applicability of the rule based on the type of work the vehicle does. A "solid waste collection vehicle" includes both vehicles specifically-designed to collect residential and commercial solid waste for a fee, as well as those vehicles not specifically-designed to do so, if it is used to collect solid waste for a fee.|
|Heavy duty diesel vehicle and engine label requirements||Advisory 354: Owners/operators of on-road heavy-duty diesel vehicles should be aware of the engine, vehicle, and verified diesel emission control strategies labeling requirements of the Air Resources Board's programs and regulations.|
|December 31, 2007 compliance deadline for solid waste collection vehicles||MSC 07-32: Purpose of this advisory is to notify owners and operators of vehicles subject to the SWCV rule that the 100% compliance deadline for all Group 1 is December 31, 2007. Also, by this date 60% of Group 2A and 25% of Group 2B should be compliant with the rule.|