OBD II Malfunction & Diagnostic System Requirements

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OBD II


RULEMAKING ON THE TECHNICAL STATUS AND PROPOSED REVISIONS TO
MALFUNCTION AND DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND ASSOCIATED
ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS FOR 2004 AND SUBSEQUENT MODEL YEAR PASSENGER
CARS, LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS, AND MEDIUM-DUTY VEHICLES AND ENGINES (OBD II)

(April 25, 2002 Hearing)


FINAL APPROVAL OAL ACTION
The final package was filed with OAL on March 7, 2003. OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on April 21, 2003. The regulation became effective the same day. The regulations approved by OAL reflect a few nonsubstantial modifications to the version submitted to OAL March 7, 2003. These modifications are described in the memorandum listed below:

ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL
Posted March 7, 2003:
The following documents were filed with the Office of Administrative Law March 7, 2003:
A business or person submitting a comment to a proposed regulation or proposed amendment or repeal of a regulation or any person who specifically requests 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 January 15, 2003:
  • Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text - Deadline for Public Comment February 3, 2003 (HTML) or (PDF - 9K)

    • Attachment I - Proposed Second 15-Day Modifications to Sections 1968.2 and 1968.5, Title 13, California Code of Regulations (PDF - 52K)

    • Request Form for Attachment I (PDF - 3K)
Posted October 7, 2002:
  • Notice of Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents and Information - November 1, 2002, Deadline for Public Comment (HTML) or (PDF - 14)

    • Attachment I - Resolution 02-17 (PDF - 24K)

      • Attachment A - Staff Report and Proposed Regulations (See Link Below)

      • Attachment B - Staff's Suggested Modifications [at the Board Hearing] to the Proposed Regulations (365 pages) (PDF - 281K)

    • Attachment II - Modified Text of Proposed Section 1968.2, Title 13, California Code of Regulations (80 pages) (PDF - 218K)

    • Attachment III - Modified Text of Proposed Section 1968.5, Title 13, California Code of Regulations (27 pages) (PDF - 84K)

    • Attachment IV - Rationale of Modifications to Proposed Sections 1968.2 and 1968.5, Title 13, California Code of Regulations (16 pages) (PDF - 48K)      

    • Request Form for Attachments I through IV (PDF - 5K)

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIAL
  • Public Hearing Notice (HTML) or (PDF - 32K)

  • Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR)

    • Staff Report (PDF - 446K)

    • Attachment A - Modifications to Malfunction and Diagnostic System Requirements for 2004 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles and Engines (OBD II), Section 1968.2, Title 13, California Code Regulations (PDF - 170K)

    • Attachment B - Enforcement of Malfunction and Diagnostic System Requirements for 2004 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks, and Medium-Duty Vehicles and Engines, Section 1968.5, Title 13, California Code of Regulations (PDF - 53K)

INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY



Rulemaking Activity for 2002