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arbcombo -- CARB Workshop Materials for Aug. 31: Californiaís Phase 2 GHG Regulation and Possible Changes to Tractor Trailer GHG Regulation Posted: 30 Aug 2017 16:16:56
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) has posted the agenda and presentation for the second public workshop on proposed California Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) regulation and potential amendments to CARBís existing Heavy-Duty Vehicle GHG Emission Reduction Regulation (Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation). The agenda and presentation, as well as notice, can be accessed at: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/caphase2ghg/caphase2ghg.htm. The workshop will be held at the following date, time, and location: Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PST) Place: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building Coastal Hearing Room 1001 I Street, Second Floor Sacramento, California 95814 This workshop will also be available via webcast for stakeholders unable to attend in person and can be accessed at the following link on the day of the workshop: https://video.calepa.ca.gov/. For more information about the proposed California Phase 2 GHG standards, please go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onroad/caphase2ghg/caphase2ghg.htm. For the potential amendments to tractor-trailer GHG regulation, please go to: https://www.arb.ca.gov/listserv/listserv_ind.php?listname=hdghg. Contact: We welcome and encourage your participation in this workshop. If you have any questions regarding the proposed California Phase 2 or potential regulatory changes to Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation, please contact Mr. Alex Santos, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, at (626) 575-6682 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Mitzi Magtoto, Air Resources Engineer, at (916) 323-8975 or by email at email@example.com. Background: In December 2013, California harmonized with the federal Phase 1 GHG standards for medium- and heavy-duty engines and vehicles (the Phase 1 rule). Adoption of the federal Phase 1 rule provided CARB the ability to certify new heavy-duty vehicles and engines and enforce those requirements in the State. In addition, CARBís adoption of the Phase 1 standards provided nationwide consistency for vehicle and engine manufacturers. At the same time, CARB amended the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation to align with the Phase 1 rule by sunsetting the 2014 and subsequent model year tractor requirements. Building on the success of the federal Phase 1 rule, in October 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly adopted the federal Phase 2 rule, which is more stringent than Phase 1. The federal Phase 2 rule is phased-in over the 2018 through 2027 model years. The structure of the federal Phase 2 rule is generally similar to Phase 1, establishing GHG emission standards for tractors, vocational vehicles, and heavy-duty pickups and vans, and the engines used in tractors and vocational vehicles. However, the federal Phase 2 rule also establishes standards for certain trailers used in combination with tractors. The trailer types included in Phase 2 are box-type trailers (dry van and refrigerated van trailers of all lengths), flat bed trailers, tank trailers, and container chassis. The trailer requirements include aerodynamic improvements and tire requirements for box-type trailers, but only tire requirements for the other trailer types. Although this marks the first time trailers have been regulated at the federal level, trailers have been regulated in California since 2010. On December 22, 2016, the Truck Trailer Manufacturer Association filed a lawsuit that challenges and seeks to vacate the trailer provisions of the federal Phase 2 rule that apply to trailers. On August 17, 2017, U.S. EPA/NHTSA announced they will reconsider the trailer provisions of the federal Phase 2 rule. The lawsuit and reconsideration of the trailer provisions however, does not affect Californiaís authority to establish standards for trailers hauled by heavy-duty tractors. 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: acsmogcheck, actruck, bus-act, caphase2ghg, ccms, cert, ej, enf, gmbond, hdghg, hdvvghg, hfcdiy, hybridtruck, itr, ms-mailings, mvac-dismant, mvac-gwp, ordiesel, phaselghg, rsc-ghg, truck-idling, tru.