Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program - Informal Regulatory Activity

This page last reviewed May 9, 2008


June 1 and July 1, 1998 were the kick-off dates for two ARB Enforcement Programs to control excessive smoke emissions from heavy-duty diesel trucks and buses. On June 1 the ARB resumed the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program where teams of ARB staff inspect trucks and buses for excessive smoke. The inspections take place at border crossings, CHP scales and other locations that do not hinder traffic flow. Trucks and buses with excessive smoke emissions are subject to penalties starting at $300. On July 1, the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program, where trucking fleet operators were required to self-inspect their trucks and repair those with excessive smoke emissions, began. The ARB held free educational seminars at trucking fleets to help truck owners prepare for the new programs.

Mailout #MSO 98-04

  • Resumption of Enforcement of California"s Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (HDVIP) and Commencement of the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program(PSIP) plus the List of ARB Program Information Contacts (WP6 - 65K) or (PDF - 14K)

  • Attachment: Key Components of the Two Programs (WP6 - 15K) or (PDF - 6K)

Mailout #MSO 97-12

  • Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Referenced Document re: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of Regulatory Amendments to the California Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (HDVIP) and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) (WP6 - 36K) or (PDF - 17K)

Mailout #MSO 97-09

  • Notice of Public Hearing on December 11, 1997 to Consider Adoption of Regulatory Amendments to the California Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (HDVIP) and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) (WP6 - 24K) or (PDF - 22K)

  • Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons for Proposed Rulemaking withCover Letter and Executive Summary (WP6 - 345K)

  • Attachment A - Proposed Regulation Order (WP6 - 73K) or (PDF - 73K)

  • Attachment B - Section-by-Section Explanation to Title 13, California Code of Regulations Sections 2180-2194 (WP6 - 36K) or (PDF - 34K)

  • Attachment C - Order Form for Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1667 Recommended Practice (WP6 - 6K) or (PDF - 5K)

  • Attachment D - Project OutReach to Assist the Trucking and Bus Industries (WP6 - 36K) or (PDF - 16K)

  • Attachment E - Summary of Litigation Challenging the California Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (WP6 - 20K) or (PDF - 17K)

  • Attachment F - Order Form for the Technical Support Document (WP6 - 6K) or (PDF - 5K)

Mailout #MSO 97-08

Mailout #MSO 97-05

  • Notice of Workshop dated September 11, 1997 Concerning Regulatory Amendments to California's Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program (HDVIP) and Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) (WP6 - 13K)

The Regulation

The regulatory language for the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Inspection Program and for the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program was approved by the Office of Administrative Law on May 4, 1998 (WP6 - 56K) or (PDF - 47K).

Formal Rulemaking Information

More information on the rulemaking for the HDVIP and PSIP can be found by clicking here.


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