Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities - What's New Archive 2007

This page last reviewed February 22, 2011

What's New....
12/20/07:
Vehicles Subject to the Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities - The Air Resources Board issued an advisory to assist municipalities and utilities in identifying the types of vehicles subject to the Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities.
9/25/07:
ARB Adds a Training Seminar on The Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities - In addition to training seminars held in Santa Ana and to be held in Alameda, ARB has added a training seminar on October 24, 2007, in Redding. The Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities became effective January 5, 2007, which requires municipalities and utilities to apply best available control technology to diesel powered heavy-duty vehicles in their fleet. For information on the Santa Ana and Alameda training seminars, view the August 28, 2007 posting under "What's New."
9/17/07:
Proper Retirement of Public Agency and Utility Vehicles - The Air Resources Board developed documents for municipalities and utilities to insure the proper "retirement" of a vehicle.
8/28/07:
Public Agency and Utility Training Seminars - The Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities became effective January 5, 2007, which requires municipalities and utilities to apply best available control technology to diesel heavy-duty vehicles in their fleet. To assist municipalities and utilities with their compliance efforts, the Air Resources Board will present two (2) "training seminars" during the months of September and October. These seminars are designed to provide an opportunity for municipalities and utilities to learn about the regulation and to learn about types of devices and strategies available to assist with compliance.
8/27/07:
California Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicle and Engine Labeling Requirements - Revised Enforcement Advisory Number 354 is now available. 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.
5/17/07:
Air Resources Board encourages county and city government officials to support their fleet administrators efforts - The Air Resources Board issued a letter encouraging county and city government officials to support their fleet administrators in complying with the Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities. Compliance with the regulation is important to fleet operators to not only reduce diesel soot emissions from their diesel-fueled fleet, but also to avoid costly penalties associated with non-compliance. The first implementation deadline for the regulation is December 31, 2007, where 20 percent of diesel-fueled vehicles subject to the regulation with 1960 through 2002 model year engines must have best available control technology applied.
5/10/07:
Mailout MSC 07-15 regarding proper selection of ARB verified diesel emission control strategies (DECS) - Before purchasing an ARB verified DECS, it is highly recommended that fleet operators read the applicable verification Executive Order for the DECS to be purchased. DECS installed on inappropriate engines, vehicles, and/or applications, or operated in a manner that is not compliant with the Executive Order are not verified configurations. Such configurations will not satisfy the BACT requirement of ARB fleet rules, and could expose owners of affected vehicles or equipment to potentially significant civil penalties and fines.
3/12/07:
ARB's Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities effective January 2007 - In February 2007, the Air Resources Board determined, per the doctrine of sovereign immunity (Section 118(a) of the Clean Air Act), that federal agencies are not covered by the Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities, as set forth in title 13, California Code of Regulations, sections 2022 and 2022.1. Enforcement Division Advisory Number 362 provides an overview of the regulation, and the applicability for federal fleets.
3/6/07:
Diesel emission control strategies (DECS) now available for Public Agency and Utility Group 1 vehicles - Verified DECS are now available for Group 1 engines to meet BACT. The Air Resources Board (ARB) has recently issued Advisory, MSC 07-10, concerning compliance extensions for Group 1 municipal and utility vehicles. During the ARB training seminars on the Fleet Rule for Public Agencies and Utilities in October and November 2006, verified devices were not available for Group 1 engines. ARB discussed the possibility of providing a blanket compliance extension for Group 1 engines. ARB will not be providing a blanket compliance extension for Group 1 engines because DECS are now available.
1/12/07:
Low-Population County Status application is now available - Please save the file to your computer, complete the application, and mail all documents to ARB.
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