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arbcombo -- optionnox, phaselghg – Public workshop March 11, 2013, 8:30 am in Sacramento Posted: 20 Feb 2013 09:40:37
The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) invites you to participate in a public workshop on March 11, 2013, to discuss proposals for several regulations and regulation amendments related to on-road heavy-duty vehicles. At this workshop, staff will be soliciting input on the following proposals: • Adopting a new regulation to harmonize with the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) adopted in 2011; • Making amendments to ARB’s existing Heavy-Duty Vehicle GHG Emission Reduction Regulation (Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation) to align with the proposed new regulation above; • Adopting a new set of optional oxides of nitrogen (NOx) standards for heavy-duty vehicle engines more stringent than the current 2010 model year standard; and • Making amendments to the Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) to Limit Diesel-fueled Commercial Motor Vehicle Idling to expand compliance responsibility. The workshop is described further in the workshop notice at http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/mailouts/msc1305/msc1305.pdf and will be held at the following time and location: Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Location: Air Resources Board Coastal Hearing Room 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 Directions are at http://www.arb.ca.gov/maps/sactomap.htm Background: In September 2011, the U.S. EPA adopted a new regulation for controlling GHG emissions from new medium and heavy-duty engines and vehicles. ARB staff is proposing to align with the federal regulation in order to provide California with the ability to certify engines and vehicles to the new standards as well as enforce them. On December 11, 2008, the Board approved the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation codified in sections 95300-95312 of title 17, California Code of Regulations, and later amended it on December 17, 2010. This regulation reduces GHG emissions from long-haul tractor-trailer combinations by requiring them to utilize U.S. EPA SmartWay verified or designated technologies that will improve fuel efficiency. To harmonize the tractor requirements of the federal and California regulations, ARB staff is considering modifications to its Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation. ARB staff will be proposing optional NOx emission standards for California certified 2015 and later model year engines. If the optional standards are adopted, ARB’s existing incentive programs such as the Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment program could be modified to give preference to engines certified to the optional standards. On July 22, 2004, ARB adopted an ATCM to Limit Diesel-fueled Commercial Motor Vehicle Idling. This regulation is codified in section 2485 of title 13, California Code of Regulations, and was later amended on October 20, 2005 and December 11, 2008. ARB staff is proposing to extend responsibility for complying with the requirements of the idling ATCM to the owner of the vehicle. In addition, staff’s proposal would require California-based shippers and California-based brokers to share responsibility for compliance with the idling restrictions in the event that they utilized the services of motor carriers that violated the regulation and/or they did not settle their outstanding fines. For specific questions regarding the new heavy duty engine and vehicle GHG regulation and the optional engine NOx standard, you may contact Ms. Kim Heroy-Rogalski, Manager of the Off-Road Implementation Section, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (916) 327 2200. For questions regarding the in-use tractor-trailer GHG regulation amendments and the anti-idling ATCM amendments, you may contact Mr. Stephan Lemieux, Manager of the On-Road Heavy Duty Diesel Section, by email at email@example.com or by phone at (626) 450-6162. 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: optionnox, phaselghg.