Spark-Ignition Marine Engine Regulatory and Certification Documents

This page last reviewed February 28, 2014


This page provides a list of the Manufacturers Advisory Correspondence (MACs), mailouts, correspondence, regulation, test procedures, and guidelines applicable to Spark-Ignition Marine Engines, and is primarily for the interest and needs of manufacturers and others that are required to obtain certification from ARB. For more public-oriented materials, please visit our recreational marine engine main program page.

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Regulation and Test Procedures

Manufacturers Advisory Correspondence

New button Mobile Source Mailouts

Correspondence

Guidelines

Certification Database (includes Executive Orders)

Document Management System (DMS)



Regulation and Test Procedures:

Regulation Amendments to Spark Ignition Marine Engine Regulations from December 16, 2011 hearing:
(PDF - 11K)
(adopted October 25, 2012)

Amendments to Spark Ignition Marine Engine Regulations from July 24, 2008 hearing:
(PDF - 646K)
(adopted August 16, 2009)

Amendments to Spark Ignition Marine Engine Regulations:
(PDF - 219K) (adopted December 13, 2006)

Final Regulation Order - Spark Ignition Marine Engine Regulations
(PDF - 609K) (adopted August 21, 2002)

Test Procedures Amendments to California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Later Spark-Ignition Marine Engines from December 16, 2011 hearing:
(PDF - 17K)
(amended October 25, 2012)

California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 Model Year and Later Spark-Ignition Marine Engines
(PDF - 715K)
(revised July 24, 2008)


Manufacturers Advisory Correspondence:

Mailout # Subject
MAC 03-01
MAC 00-04 (for Outboards and PWCs only)

Mobile Source Mailouts:

Mailout # Subject
MSO 07-03 New Requirement to Report Carbon Dioxide Emissions from 2008 and Subsequent Model Year California Certified Vehicles and Engines
(PDF - 85K)
MSO 03-04

Certification Guidelines For 2001 Model-Year (MY) and Later Outboard/Personal Watercraft and 2003 MY and later Inboard/Sterndrive Spark-Ignition Marine Engines (Word97 - 261K) or (PDF - 372K)


Correspondence:

Inboard/Sterndrive Certification and Regulation Issues Summary of Comments and ARB Response in reference to Inboard and Sterndrive Marine Engines Workshop (PDF - 63K)
Reference No. NMC-2001-001 Air Resources Board (ARB) July 26, 2001 Letter to National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) on the placement, and replacement of environmental labels on outboard marine engines and personal watercraft (PDF - 219K)

NMMA August 14, 2001 Follow-Up Letter to ARB's July 26, 2001 Letter (PDF - 155K)

NMMA May 17, 2001 Letter to ARB on the placement, and replacement of environmental labels on outboard marine engines and personal watercraft (PDF - 101K)
Reference No. C-2000-351 ARB May 17, 2000 Letter to National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) regarding placement environmental labels on spark-ignition outboard marine engines (PDF - 141K)

NMMA March 2, 2000 Letter to ARB on marine engine star label placement (PDF - 202K)

Guidelines:

 
  • Engine Sampling Plan Requirements (PDF - 61K) (for Outboards and PWCs only)
 
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1939-05 OBD-M Implementation Guidelines (PDF - 61K)

Certification Database:

The following link provides the certification database and the Executive Orders for Spark-Ignition Marine Engines.

Off-Road Certification Database


Document Management System (DMS)

The following link is for information and guidelines regarding the electronic Document Management System used to submit certification applications and supporting documents:

DMS Homepage


Portable Outboard Marine Fuel Tanks:

New button For information regarding regulations and certification prodecures for Portable Outboard Marine Fuel Tanks, please contact Angus MacPherson, at (916) 445-4686

Outboard Marine Tanks (OMTs) Homepage


For more information on Spark-Ignition Marine Engine certification procedures, please contact Kevin Curley at (626) 350-6418.


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