Low-Emission Vehicles (LEV) &  GHG 2012

This page last reviewed August 8, 2012

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE “LEV III” AMENDMENTS TO THE CALIFORNIA GREENHOUSE GAS AND CRITERIA POLLUTANT EXHAUST AND EVAPORATIVE EMISSION STANDARDS AND TEST PROCEDURES AND TO THE ON-BOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSENGER CARS, LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS, AND MEDIUM-DUTY VEHICLES, AND TO THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES

(January 26, 2012)

Public Comments

FINAL APPROVAL / OAL ACTION

OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on August 7, 2012. The regulation became effective the same day, August 7, 2012.



ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL 

Posted June 26, 2012

The Final Rulemaking Package was filed with OAL on June 25, 2012. OAL has until August 7, 2012 to make a determination.


  • Final Regulation Order  ~see revised above~

  • Incorporated Documents: 

      1. "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 - 205K)
      2. New "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 - 1.28 MB)
      3. "California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures"  (PDF - 446K)
      4. "California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles"  (PDF - 858K)
      5. "California Refueling Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles"  (PDF - 92K)
      6. "Specifications for Fill Pipes and Openings of 1977 Through 2014 Model Motor Vehicle Fuel Tanks"  (PDF - 597K)
      7. New "Specifications for Fill Pipes and Openings of 2015 and Subsequent Motor Vehicle Fuel Tanks"  (PDF - 66K)
      8. "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Otto-Cycle Engines"             (PDF - 140K)
      9. "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines and Vehicles"   (PDF - 98K)
      10. "California Environmental Performance Label Specifications for 2009 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Passenger Vehicles"  (PDF - 275K)
      11. "California Test Procedure for Evaluating Substitute Fuels and New Clean Fuels Through 2014" (PDF - 218K)
      12. New "California Test Procedure for Evaluating Substitute Fuels and New Clean Fuels in 2015 and Subsequent Years" (PDF - 223K)
  • Final Statement of Reasons (PDF - 884K)     Attachment A: California Air Resources Board "Responses to Comments on the Advanced Clean Cars Environmental Analysis." March 12, 2012. (PDF - 309K

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 April 4, 2012

Resolution 12-21 (PDF-77K)
  • Attachment E: Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations (PDF-70K)

Posted February 22, 2012

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents and Information (PDF- 29K) 
  • Enclosure A: Proposed 15 Day Modifications to sections 1900, 1961, 1961.2, 1961.3, 1976, 1978, 2112, 2139, 2140, 2147  (PDF- 332K)
  • Enclosure  B:   Proposed Amendments to the "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles"  ( PDF - 29K)
  • Enclosure  C:   Proposed New "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 - 518K)
  • Enclosure D: Proposed Amendments to the "California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles"   (PDF - 177K)
  • Enclosure E:  Proposed Amendments to the "California Refueling Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles"  (PDF - 15K)
  • Enclosure  F:   Proposed Amendments to the "California Test Procedure for Evaluating Substitute Fuels and New Clean Fuels"    (PDF - 13K) 
  • Enclosure  G: Summary of 15-Day Changes to the Proposed Regulation Order and Incorporated Test Procedures  (PDF - 66K)       
  • Enclosure  H: List of Additional Documents Added to the Rulemaking Record  (PDF - 9K)

Deadline to Submit Public Comment: March 8, 2012

Posted February 16, 2012

Resolution 12-11 (PDF-1.5MB)

Posted February 13, 2012

Resolution 12-11 (CORRECTED 2/16/2012) ~see revised above~
  • Attachment D: Staff's suggested Modifications to the Original LEV III Proposal (Distributed at the January 26, 2012 Board hearing) (PDF-880K)

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIAL


Posted December 7, 2011

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF - 79K)

Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) (PDF - 216K)

  • Appendix A: Proposed Regulation Order    (PDF - 967K)    
  • Appendix B: Environmental Analysis for the Advanced Clean Cars Program  (PDF - 243K)  
  • Appendix C: Proposed Amendments to the "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles"(PDF - 243K)
  • Appendix D: Proposed New "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 - 1.20 MB)
  • Appendix E: Proposed Amendments to the "California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures"  (PDF - 586K)
  • Appendix F: Proposed Amendments to the "California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles"  (PDF - 1.07 MB)        
  • Appendix G: Proposed Amendments to the "California Refueling Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles"  (PDF - 98K)
  • Appendix H: Proposed Amendments to the "Specifications for Fill Pipes and Openings of Motor Vehicle Fuel Tanks"  (PDF - 600K)
  • Appendix I: Proposed New "Specifications for Fill Pipes and Openings of 2015 and Subsequent Motor Vehicle Fuel Tanks"  (PDF - 68K)
  • Appendix J: Proposed Amendments to the "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Otto-Cycle Engines"   (PDF - 179K)
  • Appendix K: Proposed Amendments to the "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2004 and Subsequent Model Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines and Vehicles"   (PDF - 99K)
  • Appendix L: Proposed Amendments to the "California Environmental Performance Label Specifications for 2009 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Passenger Vehicles"  (PDF - 282K)
  • Appendix M: Proposed Amendments to the "California Test Procedure for Evaluating Substitute Fuels and New Clean Fuels"   (PDF - 230K)   
  • Appendix N: Proposed New "California Test Procedure for Evaluating Substitute Fuels and New Clean Fuels in 2015 and Subsequent Years"   (PDF - 237K)
  • Appendix O: Technical Support Document - Development of Supplemental Federal Test Procedures Standards   (PDF - 456K)
  • Appendix P: Technical Support Document - Development of PM Standards   (PDF - 4.43MB)
  • Appendix Q: Technical Support Document - Development of LEV III Greenhouse Gas Standards   (PDF - 1.71 MB)
  • Appendix R: Technical Support Document - GHG Non-Test Cycle Provisions   (PDF - 1.17 MB)
  • Appendix S: Technical Support Document - Economic Analysis   (PDF - 889K)
  • Appendix T: Technical Support Document - Emissions Benefit Analysis   (PDF - 1.2MB)
  • Appendix U: Technical Support Document - Climate Change Impacts of Black Carbon Particles   (PDF - 239K)
AB 1085 Background Materials Relating to Emissions Data, Economic Data and Public Health Impacts are available at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/clean_cars/clean_cars_ab1085/clean_cars_ab1085.htm


INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY


Rulemaking Activity for 2012
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