February 3, 2000
Mailout #MSO 2000-03

To: All On- and Off-Road Motorcycle Manufacturers
  All All-Terrain Vehicle Manufacturers
  All Other Interested Parties

Subject: Public Meeting to Provide Guidance to Manufacturers Regarding the Certification Regulations for On-Road Motorcycles, Off-Road Motorcycles and All-Terrain Vehicles

Since 1978 the Air Resources Board (ARB) has certified on-road motorcycles, and off-road motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles have been certified since 1997. Recently, the provisions for these on- and off-road categories have been amended for more stringent standards and the "green/red" sticker program, respectively.

Since 1996 the number of manufacturers seeking to certify these types of vehicles has increased from 10 to about 40. Almost all of the new manufacturers are small operations with limited staff for regulatory matters. In order to assist these manufacturers, especially the small companies, in complying with ARB regulations, the ARB staff will hold a public meeting to discuss the requirements and manufacturer responsibilities for emissions certification in California. Issues discussed include the certification process, reporting requirements, test procedures, small-volume provisions, tampering, post-production compliance and inspections.

  Date: Thursday, March 23, 2000
  Time 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  Location Annex IV Auditorium
    9530 Telstar Ave.
    El Monte, California

Questions regarding this meeting, or issues that you wish to be discussed, should be directed to Mr. Duc Nguyen, Manager, Certification Section, or Mr. Dean Hermano, Staff Engineer, at (626) 450-6103, or by e-mail at dhermano@arb.ca.gov.

Sincerely,

/s/

R. B. Summerfield, Chief
Mobile Source Operations Division


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