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California Air Pollution Control Laws

HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE

Division 26 Air Resources

Part 2 State Air Resources Board

Chapter 3 General Powers and Duties

§ 39617. Methods for calculation of emission reductions

Any rule, regulation, or control measure adopted pursuant to this division which allows for the use of mobile source emission reduction credits through the acceleration of the retirement of in-use motor vehicles, the repair or retirement of gross-polluting and other high-emitting vehicles, or other similar methods of reducing air pollution shall allow the person using the method to calculate the emission reductions by any of the following methods:

(a) The measurement of actual air emissions from those motor vehicles repaired or retired as a result of the rule, regulation, or control measure, pursuant to the methodology and criteria established pursuant to Section 39607.5, or, prior to adoption of the methodology by the state board, by any alternate methodology approved by the agency which has adopted the rule, regulation, or control measure, if that methodology is consistent with federal law and with subdivision (b) of Section 39607.5.

(b) The use of a statistically representative sample of the motor vehicles repaired or retired as a result of the rule, regulation, or control measure, utilizing the methodology and criteria established pursuant to Section 39607.5, or, prior to adoption of the methodology by the state board, by any alternate methodology approved by the agency which has adopted the rule, regulation, or control measure, if that methodology is consistent with federal law and with subdivision (b) of Section 39607.5.

(c) The use of vehicle fleet average emissions, as determined by the state board.

(d) This section does not apply to any motor vehicle specified in subdivision (a), (b), (f), or (k) of Section 34500 of the Vehicle Code.

Added Stats 1995 ch 805 § 2 (AB 1777).

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