Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) Program - 1995-1996 Documents

This page last reviewed November 22, 2004

At its November 1998 meeting, the Air Resources Board (ARB) amended California's Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) regulations. The new amendments, known as LEV II, will advance the state's clean air goals through improved emission reduction standards for automobiles.
Below are the California low-emission vehicle regulations that were approved by the California Office of Administrative Law on September 23, 1996 that formally went into effect October 23, 1996. Minor editorial corrections were made to the Final Regulation Order on September 20, 1996, and the WordPerfect file identified below reflects the corrections on those pages identified in the footers. Clarifying corrections have also been made to the California Motor Vehicle Emission Control and Smog Index Label Specifications; the updated version in the WordPerfect file listed below similarly reflects the corrections on those pages identified in the footers. Finally, the table of contents in the Assembly-Line Test Procedures for the 1983-1997 model years has been corrected.
Technology Update (Mailout #96-28)
  • VIEW Notice of Public Meeting (11/21/96) to Consider the Status of Implementation of the Low Emission Vehicle Program (ASCII - 4K)

  • STAFF REPORT - Low Emission Vehicle and Zero-Emission Vehicle Program Review of (PDF - 194K)  


Regulatory Review Items (Underline / Strikeout Versions)
Low Emission Vehicle Amendments Adopted June 24, 1996 (9/28/95 Hearing)
  • Final Regulation Order, Amendments to Title 13, CCR, Sections 1956.8, 1960.1, 1965, 2061, 2062, 2101, and 2292.1, Adopted 6/24/96 or (PDF - 128K)

  • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1988 and Subsequest Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles, As Amended 6/24/96 or (PDF - 416K)

  • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1987 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Otto-Cycle Engines and Vehicles, As Amended 6/24/96 or (PDF - 65K)

  • California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures, As Amended 6/24/96 or (PDF - 288K)

  • California Assembly-Line Test Procedures for 1983 Through 1997 Model-Year Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles, As Amended 6/24/96 or (PDF - 180K)

  • California Assembly-Line Test Procedures for 1998 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles, As Adopted 6/24/96 or (PDF - 203K)

  • New Vehicle Compliance Test Procedure, As Amended 6/24/96 or (PDF - 13K)

  • (California Motor Vehicle Emission Control and Smog Index Label Specifications, As Amended 6/24/96 and Corrected 9/20/96 or (PDF - 3K)

  • Final Statement of Reasons - For Amendments Adopted 6/24/96 or (PDF - 119K)             


Low Emission Vehicle Amendments; Modifications Made Available with Third 15-Day Notice, 4/5/96
  • Third 15-Day Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text, for Amendments to the Certification Requirements and Procedures for Low Emission Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium- Duty Vehicles or (PDF - 26K)

  • CCR Title 13 Section 1960.1 (Revised) or (PDF - 108K)

  • Light- and Medium-Duty Test Procedures (Revised) or (PDF - 370K)

  • Proposed California Motor Vehicle Emission Control and Smog Index Label Specifications (Revised) or (PDF - 49K)


Low Emission Vehicle Amendments; Modifications Made Available with Second 15-Day Notice, 2/13/96
  • Second 15-Day Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (with Attachment 1), for Amendments to the Certification Requirements and Procedures for Low Emission Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles or (PDF - 35K)

  • CCR Title 13 Section 1956.8 (Revised) or (PDF - 24K)

  • Light- and Medium-Duty Test Procedures or (PDF - 369K)

  • Heavy-Duty Otto-Cycle Test Procedures or (PDF - 68K)

  • Proposed California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures or (PDF - 270K)       

  • Proposed California Motor Vehicle Emission Control and Smog Index Label Specifications or (PDF - 51K)   

Low Emission Vehicle Amendments; Modifications Made Available with First 15-Day Notice, 10/2/95 (with Attachments to First 15-day Notice)
  • VIEW First Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text, for Amendments to the Certification Requirements and Procedures for Low-Emission Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles (ASCII - 9K)

  • Resolution #95-40 or (PDF - 18K)

  • Attachment H to Resolution #95-40 or (PDF - 27K)

  • Sections 1956.8, 1960.1, 1965 Title 13 CCR or (PDF - 126K)

  • Order Form for Test Procedures or (PDF - 6K)

  • Additional Modified Text or (PDF - 14K)

  • Establishment of Smog Index or (PDF - 10K)

  • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1988 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles or (PDF - 416K)

  • Proposed California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1987 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Otto-Cycle Engines and Vehicles or (PDF - 71)

  • California Assembly-Line Test Procedures or (PDF - 89K)

  • Proposed California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures or (PDF - 269K)       

  • Proposed California Motor Vehicle Emission Control and Smog Index Label Specifications or (PDF - 51K)   


Low Emission Vehicle Amendments as Initially Proposed for 9/28/95 Hearing (with Staff Report and Attachments)
  • Staff Report - Proposed Amendments to Low-Emission Vehicle Regulation or (PDF - 179K)

  • Appendix A - Summary of Proposed Modifications and Clarifications to Existing Regulatory Requirements or (PDF - 72K)

  • Appendix B - California Code of Regulations Title 13 - Proposed Modifications or (PDF - 124K)

  • Appendix C - RAF Summary or (PDF - 21K)

  • Appendix D - Airshed Model Report or (PDF - 78K)

  • Appendix E - Inventory Analysis or (PDF - 36K)

  • Appendix F - Cost Methodology for MDVs or (PDF - 66K)

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