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arbcombo -- Notice of Public Hearing to Consider the Proposed Amendments to California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters Posted: 08 Aug 2017 08:54:58
The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) will conduct a public hearing at the time and place noted below to consider approving for adoption the proposed amendments to California Evaluation Procedures for New Aftermarket Catalytic Converters. DATE: September 28, 2017 TIME: 9:00 A.M. LOCATION: California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board Byron Sher Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 This item may be considered at a two day meeting of the Board, which will commence at 9:00 a.m., September 28, 2017, and may continue at 8:30 a.m., on September 29, 2017. This item is scheduled to be heard on the Board’s Consent Calendar. All agenda items on the Consent Calendar – unless removed upon the request of a Board member or if someone in the audience submits a request to speak card on that item – will be voted on by the Board at the beginning of the public meeting. WRITTEN COMMENT PERIOD AND SUBMITTAL OF COMMENTS Interested members of the public may present comments orally or in writing at the hearing and may provide comments by postal mail or by electronic submittal before the hearing. The public comment period for this regulatory action will begin on August 11, 2017. Written comments not physically submitted at the hearing must be submitted on or after August 11, 2017, and received no later than 5:00 pm on September 25, 2017. ARB requests that when possible, written and email statements be filed at least 10 days before the hearing to give ARB staff and Board members additional time to consider each comment. The Board also encourages members of the public to bring to the attention of staff in advance of the hearing any suggestions for modification of the proposed regulatory action. Comments submitted in advance of the hearing must be addressed to one of the following: Postal mail: Clerk of the Board, Air Resources Board 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814 Electronic submittal: http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php Please note that under the California Public Records Act (Gov. Code, § 6250 et seq.), your written and oral comments, attachments, and associated contact information (e.g., your address, phone, etc.) become part of the public record and can be released to the public upon request. This notice, the ISOR and all subsequent regulatory documents, including the FSOR, when completed, are available on ARB’s website for this rulemaking at http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2017/amcat2017/amcat2017.htm The objective of this rulemaking is to provide manufacturers of aftermarket catalytic converters with a procedure for demonstrating that LEV III vehicles are capable of complying with the emission standards to which the vehicles were certified while equipped with a qualifying catalytic converter. Manufacturers who are able to demonstrate the capability of their aftermarket catalytic converters to preserve the benefits of California’s emissions control standards would then be allowed to sell and install certified aftermarket catalytic converters on LEV III vehicles in California. Inquiries concerning the substance of the proposed regulatory action may be directed to the agency representative Mr. Tony Martino, Manager, Aftermarket Parts Section, at (626) 575-6848 or (designated back-up contact) Mr. Richard Carranza, Air Resources Engineer, Aftermarket Parts Section, at (626) 450-6111. Thank you. 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: aftermktcat, board, ms-mailings.