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hdghg -- Small Fleet Registration Deadline for Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Regulation Extended

Posted: 25 Sep 2012 12:07:35
The California Air Resources Board has issued Advisory Mail-Out
MSC# 12-17 to notify stakeholders that the registration deadline
for the Small Fleet Compliance Plan has been extended to January
1, 2013.  This extension will provide fleets that have not
already registered to use a compliance option under the
regulation to participate in the extended phase-in option of the
Small Fleet Compliance Plan that begins in 2013 and ends in 2016.


The Tractor-Trailer GHG 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, small
fleets (with 20 or fewer trailers) may either:  
	Bring all their pre-2011 model year trailers into compliance by
January 1, 2013, or
	Phase-in compliance over several years, between 2013 and 2016,
if they register by the registration deadline.  That deadline has
been extended from September 1, 2012 to January 1, 2013.

For further information about the regulation, Advisory Mail-Out
12-17, 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 8666diesel@arb.ca.gov.  

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