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arbcombo -- UPDATED DRAFT 15-DAY CHANGES FOR DISCUSSION AT THE MARCH 1, 2017, SMALL OFF-ROAD ENGINE PUBLIC WORKSHOP Posted: 24 Feb 2017 17:02:39
Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) staff have posted updated draft 15-day changes to the ARB small off-road engine (SORE) evaporative emissions regulation amendments presented to the Board in November 2016. The draft documents are available at https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroad/sore/sore.htm. ARB will hold a public workshop to discuss the draft 15-day changes to the ARB SORE evaporative emissions regulation amendments presented to the Board in November 2016. The draft 15-day changes will clarify certification and compliance requirements, provide testing and certification flexibility for manufacturers, and ensure compliance of all SORE with the evaporative emission standards. The workshop will consist of a presentation by staff lasting approximately 30 minutes, followed by a question and answer session. Background: SORE are spark-ignited engines rated at 19 kilowatts or less. They are used in applications such as lawn and garden, industrial, construction and mining, logging, airport ground support, commercial utility equipment, farm equipment, golf carts, and specialty vehicles. Amendments to the SORE evaporative emissions regulations were presented to the Board in November 2016 to address the high non-compliance rate observed in ARB and industry validation testing from model years 2008 through 2015, update the certification test fuel to match that sold in California gasoline stations, and enable manufacturers to obtain ARB and U.S. EPA certification for fuel tanks based on a common set of test results. The Board approved the amendments and directed staff to make 15-day changes in response to industry comments. Participants are encouraged to attend in person. The workshop will be webcast to accommodate those who are unable to attend in person. The webcast will be available at: http://www.aqmd.gov/home/library/webcasts. The workshop agenda and an electronic copy of the staff presentation will be posted by February 28 on ARBís website at: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroad/sore/sore.htm. Please note that under the California Public Records Act (Government Code section 6250 et seq.), your written and verbal comments, attachments, and associated contact information (e.g., your address, phone, email, etc.) become part of the public record and can be released to the public upon request. If you require a special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (i.e. Braille, large print) or another language, please contact Francesca Favila at (916) 327-4722 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, but no later than 10 business days before the scheduled event/meeting. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service. If you cannot attend the workshops, and have technical comments or questions regarding the content that will be discussed, please contact Angus MacPherson at (916) 445-4686 or via email at email@example.com or Christopher Dilbeck at (916) 319-0106 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips. You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: ms-mailings, sore.