LEV III GHG AND ZEV REGULATION AMENDMENTS FOR FEDERAL COMPLIANCE OPTION

This page last reviewed December 31, 2012

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE NEW PASSENGER MOTOR VEHICLE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION STANDARDS FOR MODEL YEARS 2017-2025 TO PERMIT COMPLIANCE BASED ON FEDERAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS STANDARDS AND ADDITIONAL MINOR REVISIONS TO THE LEV III AND ZEV REGULATIONS

(November 15,  2012)

Public Comments

FINAL APPROVAL / OAL ACTION

OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on December 31, 2012. The regulation became effective on December 31, 2012. 


  • Final Regulation Order -  Amend sections 1900, 1956.8, 1960.1, 1961, 1961.2, 1961.3, 1962.1, 1962.2, and 1976, title 13, California Code of Regulations (PDF - 170K)
    • California 2015 and Subsequent Model Criteria Pollutant Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures and 2017 and Subsequent Model Greenhouse Gas Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles  (PDF - 124K) 
    • California 2001 through 2014 Model Criteria Pollutant Exhaust Emission  Standards and Test Procedures and 2009 through 2016 Model Greenhouse Gas Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles  (PDF - 21K)
    • California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures  (PDF - 65K)
    • California Evaporate Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles  (PDF - 17K)
    • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Otto-Cycle Engines  (PDF - 14K)
    • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Diesel-Engines and Vehicles  (PDF - 14K)
    • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2009 through 2017 Model Zero-Emission Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes  (PDF - 56K)
    • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2018 and Subsequent Model Zero-Emission Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes  (PDF - 82K)


ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL 

Posted December 7, 2012

The Final Rulemaking Package was filed with OAL on December 6, 2012.  OAL has until January 18, 2013 to make a determination.

Executive Order (PDF - 16K)

Final Statement of Reasons ~see revised above~

Request for Early Effective Date  (PDF - 14K)

Notice of Decision  (PDF - 59K)

Updated Informative Digest  (PDF - 14K)

Final Regulation Order ~see revised above~

  • California 2015 and Subsequent Model Criteria Pollutant Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures and 2017 and Subsequent Model Greenhouse Gas Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles ~see revised above~
  • California 2001 through 2014 Model Criteria Pollutant Exhaust Emission  Standards and Test Procedures and 2009 through 2016 Model Greenhouse Gas Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles ~see revised above~
  • California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures "> ~see revised above~
  • California Evaporate Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles  (PDF - 17K)
  • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Otto-Cycle Engines  ~see revised above~
  • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Diesel-Engines and Vehicles ~see revised above~
  • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2009 through 2017 Model Zero-Emission Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes ~see revised above~
  • California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2018 and Subsequent Model Zero-Emission Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes ~see revised above~


A business or person submitting a comment to a proposed regulation or proposed amendment or repeal of a regulation or any person who specifically request it has the right to request a copy of the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR). Upon its completion, the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) will be available and copies may requested from the agency contact persons, or may be obtained in electronic form from this web page.


HEARING ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTAL 15-DAY NOTICES 

Posted November 20, 2012

Resolution 12-35 (PDF - 484K)

  • Attachment J: Staff's Suggested Modifications to the Original Proposal (PDF - 121K)

Posted November 19, 2012

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Document and Information >(PDF - 27K)   

Deadline to Submit Public Comment has been extended to: December 5, 2012

  • Enclosure A: 15-Day Modified Regulation Order (PDF - 132K)
  • Enclosure B:  Summary of 15-Day Changes to the Proposed Regulation Order and Incorporated Test Procedures  (PDF - 31K)  
  • Additional Document Added to the Record
    • 2017 and Later Model Year Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Corporate Average Fuel  Economy Standards  FR-2012-10-15 (PDF - 8.24MB)       



     

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIAL


Posted September 13, 2012

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF - 82K)

Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) (PDF - 204K)

  • Appendix A: Proposed Regulation Order: Amendments to Sections 1900, 1956.8, 1960.1, 1961, 1961.2, and 1976, Title 13, California Regulations (PDF - 192K)   
  • Appendix B: California 2015 and Subsequent Model Criteria Pollutant Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures and 2017 and Subsequent Model Greenhouse Gas Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles  (PDF - 125K) 
  • Appendix C: California 2001 through 2014 Model Criteria Pollutant Exhaust Emission  Standards and Test Procedures and 2009 through 2016 Model Greenhouse Gas Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles  (PDF - 21K)
  • Appendix D: California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures  (PDF - 65K)
  • Appendix E: California Evaporate Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles  (PDF - 11K)
  • Appendix F: California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Otto-Cycle Engines  (PDF - 15K)
  • Appendix G: California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Diesel-Engines and Vehicles  (PDF - 16K)
  • Appendix H: California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2009 through 2017 Model Zero-Emission Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes  (PDF - 57K)
  • Appendix I: California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2018 and Subsequent Model Zero-Emission Vehicles and Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes  (PDF - 35K)
  • Appendix J: List of Proposed Changes to Title 13, CCR and Incorporated Test Procedures  (PDF - 73K)

Posted August 31, 2012

A Notice of Public Hearing was filed with the Office of Administrative Law on August 31, 2012 for review and publication in the California Regulatory Notice Register on September 14, 2012.  

Draft Notice of Public Hearing  ~see revised Final Approved Notice above~




INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY


Rulemaking Activity for 2012
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