2008 AMENDMENTS TO THE CALIFORNIA ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE REGULATION

This page last reviewed March 19, 2009


RULEMAKING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF THE 2008 AMENDMENTS TO THE CALIFORNIA ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE REGULATION

(March 27, 2008)


Public Comments Received



FINAL APPROVAL / OAL ACTION

OAL approved the final rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on March 18, 2009. The regulation became effective on April 17, 2009.                    

  • Final Regulation Order as approved by OAL:  
    • Part 1:  California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1900  (PDF - 14K)
    • Part 2:  California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1962, Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards for 2005 through 2008 Model year Passenger cars, Light-Duty trucks, and Medium-Duty vehicles (PDF - 128K) 
    • Part 3:  Incorporated "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2005 through 2008 Model Zero-Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes (title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 1962)  (PDF - 132K)
    • Part 4:  California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1962.1 for Zero Emission Vehicle Charging Stations (renumber to 1962.2) (PDF -7K)
    • Part 5: California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1962.1 for Zero Emission Vehicle Standards for 2009 and Subsequent Model year passenger cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles (PDF - 107K)
    • Part 6:  Incorporated "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2009 and Subsequent Model Zero-Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes (title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 1962.1) (PDF -202K)
                           

ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL

The Final Rulemaking Package was filed with OAL on February 2, 2009. OAL has until March 18, 2009 to make a determination.

  • Final Regulation Order 
    • Part 1:  California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1900  (PDF - 12K)
    • Part 2:  California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1962, Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards for 2005 through 2008 Model year Passenger cars, Light-Duty trucks, and Medium-Duty vehicles (PDF - 117K) 
    • Part 3:  Incorporated "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2005 through 2008 Model Zero-Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes (title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 1962)  (PDF - 120K)
    • Part 4:  California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1962.1 for Zero Emission Vehicle Charging Stations (renumber to 1962.2) (PDF -9K)
    • Part 5: California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1962.1 for Zero Emission Vehicle Standards for 2009 and Subsequent Model year passenger cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles (PDF - 107K)
    • Part 6:  Incorporated "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2009 and Subsequent Model Zero-Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes (title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 1962.1) (PDF -157K)


A business or person submitting a comment to a proposed regulation or proposed amendment or repeal of a regulation or any person who specifically request it has the right to request a copy of the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR). Upon its completion, the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) will be available and copies may be requested from the agency contact persons, or may be obtained in electronic form from this web page.



HEARING ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTAL 15-DAY NOTICES

Posted October 3, 2008

Second Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (PDF - 42K) ~ October 20, 2008, Deadline for Public Comment

  • Attachment A:  Proposed 2nd 15-Day Modifications
    • Cover Sheet (PDF - 56K)
    • Section 1962 ~ Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards for 2005 through 2008 Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles (PDF - 56K)
    • Test Procedure : 2005 through 2008 Model Years ~ California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2005 through 2008 Model Zero Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes (PDF - 56K)
    • Section 1962.1 ~ Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards for 2009 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles (PDF - 56K)
    • Test Procedure: 2009 and Subsequent Model Years ~ California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2009 and Subsequent Model Zero Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes (PDF - 56K)

Posted July 25, 2008

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (PDF - 42K) ~ August 15, 2008, Deadline for Public Comment

  • Attachment A: Modifications Presented at the March 27, 2008 Board Hearing (PDF - 33K)
  • Attachment B: Proposed 15-Day Modifications to the Proposed Regulation Order
    • Cover Sheet (PDF - 56K)
    • Section 1962 ~ Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards for 2005 through 2008 Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles (PDF - 56K)
    • Test Procedure : 2005 through 2008 Model Years ~ California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2005 through 2008 Model Zero Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes (PDF - 56K)
    • Section 1962.1 ~ Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards for 2009 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles (PDF - 56K)
    • Test Procedure: 2009 and Subsequent Model Years ~ California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2009 and Subsequent Model Zero Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes (PDF - 56K)
  • Attachment C: ARB Staff Response to March 26, 2008 Comment Letter: "2008 Proposed Solutions to Potential Loopholes in the Amendments to the California Zero Emission Vehicle Program Regulation, Agenda Item 08-3-5" (PDF - 69K)


Resolution 08-24 including Attachment B, Staff's Suggested Modifications
(PDF - 42KB)



PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIAL

Posted February 19, 2008

Errata to the Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (PDF - 14K)

Posted February 8, 2008

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF- 39K)

Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) (PDF- 279K)

  • Appendix A: Proposed Regulation Order
    • Part 1: Amend California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1962 for Zero Emission and Hybrid Electric Vehicles Proposed Regulation Order (PDF - 122K)
    • Part 2: Amendments to the Incorporated "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2005 through 2008 Model Zero Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light duty Truck and Medium duty Vehicle Classes (title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 1962)(PDF - 127K)
    • Part 3: Amend California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1961 for Low Emission Vehicles (fuel fired heater amend if necessary) (PDF - 4K)
    • Part 4: Amend California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1900 for Zero Emission Vehicle Definitions (PDF -7 K)
    • Part 5: Amend California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1962.1 for Zero Emission Vehicle Charging Stations (renumber to 1962.2) (PDF - 7K)
    • Part 6: Adopt California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 1962.1 for Zero Emission and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PDF -96 K)
    • Part 7: Adopt the Incorporated "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2009 and Subsequent Model Zero Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light duty Truck and Medium duty Vehicle Classes (title 13, California Code of Regulations, section 1962.1) (PDF -178K)


INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY



Rulemaking Activity for 2008