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hdghg -- Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulation Registration Deadline for Large Trailer Fleets to be Extended Posted: 28 Dec 2011 13:06:31
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has issued Advisory MSC 11-39 to notify stakeholders that ARB is extending the registration and first year compliance deadlines for Option 2 of the Large Fleet Compliance Plan to a future date that will be determined through an upcoming regulatory process. This extension would provide fleets that have not already registered to use a compliance option under the regulation to participate in Option 2 of the Large Fleet Compliance Plan. Background The Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulation (Regulation) applies to 53-foot or longer dry van or refrigerated van trailers (box-type trailers) and the tractors that pull them on California highways. The Regulation requires tractor-trailers operating in California to use tractors and box-type trailers that utilize certain aerodynamic equipment and low rolling resistance tires, as verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program, to meet specified fuel efficiency improvements. The regulation establishes specific compliance deadlines for trailers based on fleet size and model year. Specifically, large fleets (with 21 or more trailers) may either: • Bring all their pre-2011 model year trailers into compliance by January 1, 2013, or • Phase-in compliance over several years, if they registered by the registration deadline. Two phase-in options were available: o Option 1 allowed a six year phase-in (from 2010 through 2015), if large fleets registered by July 1, 2010 o Option 2 allowed a five year phase-in (from 2011 through 2015), if large fleets registered by July 1, 2011 For further information about the regulation, training, outreach efforts, compliance tools or the full text of the Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation, please visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/hdghg/hdghg.htm or call 866 6DIESEL (866 634-3735), or email us at email@example.com.