► "I heard that ARB isnít enforcing the Truck and Bus regulation anymore, is this true?"
▼ "I heard that ARB isnít enforcing the Truck and Bus regulation anymore, is this true?"
- The Truck & Bus regulation is in full effect has not been suspended, postponed, or cancelled. The California Air Resources Board is and has been enforcing
the Truck and Bus regulations in full force, along with other regulations as well. Recent case settlements can be found on the Truckstop enforcement page.
ARB realizes that often with a regulation of this nature, misinformation and rumors can spread quickly and ARB advises that anyone with questions or
concerns check the ARB website or call the Diesel Hotline before making any decisions.
If you know of any businesses or individuals who you suspect to be out of compliance with ARBís clean air regulations you can leave an anonymous
tip at 1-800-END-SMOG.
Please note: the following information is archived and may be out of date or inapplicable.|
► I missed the January 31, 2015 reporting deadline, can I still report? What compliance options are available to me?
▼ I missed the January 31, 2015 reporting deadline, can I still report? What compliance options are available to me?
- If you missed the January 31, 2015 reporting deadline, reporting is closed for opting into the following compliance options for 2015: NOx exempt area operation, Low-Use, and Low Mileage Work Truck Option. You may report to opt into these provisions when the next reporting period opens in January 2016.
The following compliance options are closed as of January 31, 2015 and will not be re-opened: Agricultural Vehicle Provision, Log-truck phase-in. You may no longer opt into these provisions.
The following compliance options are closed as of January 31, 2014 and will not be re-opened: Small Fleet Option, PM Filter Phase-In Option.
► "I want to purchase a truck which is currently using an extension or credit. Would I be able to use the same extension or credit and keep the same compliance deadline after the purchase?"
▼ "I want to purchase a truck which is currently using an extension or credit. Would I be able to use the same extension or credit and keep the same compliance deadline after the purchase?"
- No, if a vehicle that is using an extension or credit is purchased by another fleet, the extension or the credit cannot be transferred. Extensions, delays and credits are
specific for each fleet and are not transferable.
A fleet owner who purchases a non-compliant vehicle needs to bring it immediately into compliance. A non-compliant vehicle may be operated within 30 days of adding
the vehicle to the fleet, solely for the purpose of having the vehicleís exhaust temperature data logged. A fleet owner can also report a non-compliant truck and choose an appropriate compliance option, such as the Low-Use Vehicle Exemption, Low-Mileage Work Truck and NOx Exemption, if the vehicle meets the eligibility criteria for these options. A fleet owner must report the vehicle within 30 days of purchase to demonstrate that the fleet, as newly constituted, complies with the Truck and Bus regulation.
To learn about different extensions and their eligibility criteria, please read the following fact sheets and documents:
Additionally, California sellers must notify the buyer that the vehicle may be subject to retrofit or accelerated replacement requirements and to print the disclosure on the
bill of sale, sales contract addendum, or invoice. Sellers should provide the disclosure prior to the sale so that the buyer can be aware of the regulation when making a
purchase decision. Furthermore, the seller must keep records of the disclosure notice for three years for each buyer. Please read Advisory 416.
► "What if I am unable to install the PM filter by the Jan 1, 2014 deadline? What other provisions are open to me?"
▼ "What if I am unable to install the PM filter by the Jan 1, 2014 deadline? What other provisions are open to me?"
- ARB recognizes that many fleets are taking actions to comply with the January 1, 2014, deadline but may not be able to complete them on time. For such fleets, ARB is providing guidance to truck owners that are compliant for 2013 and have made good faith efforts to comply with the January 1, 2014, deadline to give assurance that they
will not be subject to enforcement action for non-compliance prior to July 1, 2014. In addition, at its October 24, 2013, meeting, the Board directed ARB staff to examine
several potential changes to the regulation that could provide owners additional compliance flexibility. For more information, see the Truckstop Nov 13th Advisory(this link is no longer in service) page
regarding these changes