Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles - Public Outreach Archive

This page last reviewed December 8, 2014


Throughout its rulemaking processes, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) actively solicits the participation of stakeholders, the general public and other interested parties.  Below are links to documents that ARB has either shared or presented during public workshops and hearings.


Date PostedItem SummaryDocument Links
February 21, 2014 The presentations, draft test plan, draft survey questions, and workshop information for the upcoming OHRV workshops are available for viewing via the provided links.
Sacramento - March 6, 2014
Workshop Info.
Presentation (revised 3/4/14 - slide 5 updated)

El Monte - February 27, 2014
Workshop Info.
Presentation (revised 3/4/14 - slide 5 updated)

Sacramento - March 6, 2014
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El Monte - February 27, 2014
February 14, 2014
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) is holding a public workshop to discuss its assessment of off-highway motorcycle emissions and usage.  The owners survey and emissions test plan elements of the assessment, along with an update on the timeline for completing the evaluation will be discussed at the workshop.  The workshop will be held in two locations.  Each workshop will cover the same topics.  The first workshop will be held on on February 27, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at ARB’s El Monte office.  The second workshop will be held on March 6, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at ARB's Sacramento office.  Further details regarding the workshop can be viewed via the provided link.

Workshop Notice
December 9, 2013 Teleconference, parking, and agenda information for the upcoming OHRV workshops can be viewed via the provided links.Workshop Info. - Sacramento

Workshop Info. - Fresno

Workshop Info. - Diamond Bar
December 6, 2013
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will be holding a series of public workshops about upcoming studies to better understand the usage and emissions associated with red sticker off-highway recreational vehicles.  The presentation for the public workshops is now available for viewing via the provided link.

Workshop Presentation
November 22, 2013
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will be holding a series of public workshops about upcoming ARB studies to better understand the usage and emissions associated with red sticker off-highway recreational vehicles.  The workshops will be held in three locations and each workshop will cover the same topics.  Details about the dates and locations of the workshops can be viewed via the provided link.

Workshop Notice
July 24, 2013
The Board Hearing for the OHRV evaporative rulemaking will be held on July 25, 2013.  All regulatory documents for the OHRV rulemaking can be accessed from the "Rulemaking Documents" link in the left bar of this page, or the right column of this table.

Rulemaking Documents
April 18, 2013
Revised draft documents related to the draft proposal for regulating evaporative emissions from Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV's) are now available.  These documents include revised draft regulations, revised draft test procedures, and a cost control form.  All documents can be viewed via the provided links.

Draft Regulation

Draft Test Procedures

Control Cost Form
March 11, 2013
On March 6, 2013, ARB presented an overview of the methodology used for developing an update to the Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle (OHRV) emissions inventory.  The presentation is available via the provided link.

Workshop Presentation
January 22, 2013
Revised draft documents related to the draft proposal presented at the December 18, 2012 public workshop in El Monte, for regulating evaporative emissions from Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV's), are available.  These documents include revised draft regulations, revised draft test procedures, cost control form and a survey sheet.  Documents can be viewed via the provided links.

Draft Regulation

Draft Test Procedures

Control Cost Form

Survey Sheet
December 18, 2012
A public workshop to discuss a draft proposal to regulate evaporative emissions from Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRVs) will be held on December 18, 2012 in El Monte.  The workshop presentation can be viewed via the provided link.

Workshop Presentation
December 4, 2012
A public workshop to discuss a draft proposal to regulate evaporative emissions from Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRVs) will be held on December 18, 2012 in El Monte.  The workshop notice and agenda can be viewed via the provided links.  (See January 22, 2013 posting for revised draft regulation and draft test procedures).

Workshop Notice

Workshop Agenda
November 30, 2012
The final Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle amendments, which were adopted by the Air Resources Board on December 16, 2011, were filed with the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on October 26, 2012.  OAL has until December 12, 2012, to render a decision.  On March 22, 2012, a Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text was posted and made available for a fifteen-day public comment period.  On November 15, 2011, a Notice of Change in the Public Hearing Date was posted, which rescheduled the date of the hearing from December 15, 2011, to December 16, 2011.  On November 4, 2011, an Errata was posted to provide minor corrections to the staff report that had been posted October 26, 2011.  The applicable regulatory documents for the above indicated actions can be viewed via the provided link.

Board Hearing Regulatory Materials
October 28, 2011
On December 15, 2011, the Air Resources Board will consider proposed amendments to the California regulations and test procedures for SORE/LSI/OHRV/Off-Road CI/Rec Marine.  Specifically, the discussion will focus on test procedures for SORE and Tier 4 Off-Road CI, and the exhaust emission test fuel for off-road SI engines, equipment, and vehicles.  The meeting notice, staff report, and all other regulatory documents can be viewed via the provided link.

Board Hearing Regulatory Materials
April 7, 2010 A public workshop to discuss a draft proposal to regulate evaporative emissions from Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRVs) and On-road Motorcycles will be held on April 20, 2010 in El Monte.  The workshop notice, agenda, regulation and test procedures summary can be viewed via the provided link.Workshop Notice

Workshop Agenda

Proposed Regulation Summary

Proposed Test Procedures Summary

Workshop Presentation
January 15, 2009

A public workshop discussing future evaporative control measures for on-road motorcycles was held on January 15, 2009 in El Monte.  The presentation can be viewed via the provided link.

Workshop Presentation
July 19, 2007
Staff is making available for public comment a modified "Test Plan for Evaluation of Evaporative and Exhaust Emissions and Control Technology for Off Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV)."

The notice, which summarizes the most recent modifications, can be viewed via the provided link.

The modified test plan, which supersedes all previous versions, can be viewed via the provided link.

For questions concerning this test plan, please contact Pippin Mader at (916) 322-8930 or via e-mail.

Workshop Notice

Modified Test Plan
May 2, 2007
Staff is making available for public comment a second set of Board-directed modifications to California's regulations for off-highway recreational vehicles and engines.  The Second Notice of Proposed Modified Text and other related regulatory documents, including instructions for submitting comments can be viewed via the provided link.

Second Notice of Proposed Modified Text
April 27, 2007

Staff is making available a modified "Test Plan for Evaluation of Evaporative and Exhaust Emissions and Control Technology for Off Highway Recreational Vehicles (OHRV)."  This modified test plan supersedes the version posted below (see: August 9, 2006) and is available for viewing via the provided link.

For questions concerning this test plan, please contact Pippin Mader at (916) 322-8930 or via e-mail.

Modified Test Plan
March 29, 2007
Staff is making the Board-directed modifications to California's regulations for off-highway recreational vehicles and engines, which were amended July 20, 2006, available for public comment.  The Notice of Proposed Modified Text and other related regulatory documents, including instructions for submitting comments, are available for viewing via the provided link.

Notice of Proposed Modified Text
November 9, 2006
Manufacturers of sand cars (e.g., dune buggies, sand rails, etc.) were invited to attend a workshop in El Monte on October 24, 2006.  The intent of the workshop was to assist sand car manufacturers with California's off-highway recreational vehicle regulations.  The Notice of Public Workshop is available for viewing via the provided link.

An "overview" presentation given at the workshop, and presentation focusing on the "certification" process are available for viewing via the provided links.  Also distributed at the workshop was a "Fact Sheet" containing answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to sand cars.  The "Fact Sheet" is available for viewing via the provided link.

Workshop Notice

Overview Presentation

Certification Presentation

Fact Sheet
September 6, 2006
A Public Workshop for the OHRV regulation was held on September 6, 2006 in Sacramento.  The presentation can be viewed via the provided link.

Workshop Presentation
August 9, 2006 
Staff will be holding a workshop to discuss the test plan for the OHRV regulation on September 6, 2006 in Sacramento.  The Notice of the Public Workshop, workshop agenda, and draft test plan for the OHRV regulation are available for viewing via the provided links.

Workshop Notice

Workshop Agenda

Draft Test Plan
June 2, 2006
Staff has proposed amendments to the off-highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) regulation.  The amendments include new evaporative emission standards, revisions to the riding seasons for noncomplying vehicles, clarification about which vehicles are subject to the OHRV regulation, and inserting into the regulations the labeling requirements that had been previously incorporated by reference.

The Public Hearing Notice and related materials, including the Staff Report and Proposed Regulations and Test Procedures, for the OHRV rulemaking are available for viewing via the provided link.

Public Hearing Notice and related materials
May 17, 2006
Automotive Testing Laboratories, Inc. (ATL) performed evaporative emissions testing on off-road recreational vehicles at the request of the Air Resources Board.  The ATL final report can be viewed via the provided link.

ATL Final Report
March 24, 2006
A Public Workshop for the off-highway recreational vehicle (OHRV) regulations took place on March 23, 2006 in El Monte.  Comprising the workshop were two presentations:

Presentation 1: Near-term amendments - including evaporative controls and adjustments to the riding season schedule.  Staff's presentation outlining the near term amendments is available for viewing via the provided link.

Presentation 2: Future efforts - additional evaporative emission control measures.  Staff's presentation for future evaporative emission controls is available for viewing via the provided link.


February 24, 2006
Staff will be holding a workshop to discuss amendments to the OHRV regulation on March 23, 2006 in El Monte.  The Notice of the Public Workshop is available for viewing via the provided link.

Workshop Notice




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