Reference No. W-97-011

Dear California Motorist:

The State Ai r Resources Board (ARB) is studying the emission performance of different classes of consumer-owned vehicles. We have contracted with Clean Ai r Vehicle Technology Center, Inc. (CAVTC) to perform this testing for us. This letter is to confirm their legitimacy as a state contractor for this project. Your vehicle was randomly selected and I encourage you to cooperate as fully as possible with our contractor.

The limited testing will take place at the CAVTC facilities in Hayward, California. This testing will in no way invalidate your vehicle's emissions warranty that is required by law. All testing will be under the professional guidance of ARB's engineering personnel and representatives of the manufacturer of your particular vehicle.

All of us in California will benefit from the results of these tests by reducing air pollution and improving the performance and durability of vehicles sold in California. You may be assured that the ARB is only interested in testing your vehicle. No enforcement action will be taken against you for any tempering or modification of the emission control system or engine.

If you have any questions, you may call the ARB's In-Use Compliance Section at (818) 575-6725 or the Program Assistance Office, toll free, at 1-800-242-4450.

Thank you for your consideration in participating in this vital program.


R.B. Summerfield, Chief
Mobile Source Operations Division