Amendments to the Regulation to Reduce Emissions of Diesel Pariculate Matter, Oxides of Nitrogen and Other Criteria Pollutants from In-Use Heavy-Duty Fueled Veh

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2014032012
Lead Agency
Air Resources Board
Document Title
Amendments to the Regulation to Reduce Emissions of Diesel Pariculate Matter, Oxides of Nitrogen and Other Criteria Pollutants from In-Use Heavy-Duty Fueled Veh
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
12/10/2014

Document Description
The Truck and Bus Amendments provide fleet owners still suffering from economic recession impacts more flexibility to comply with the regulation to better preserve the emissions benefits the regulation was designed to achieve. The Amendments focus on three objectives: (1) protecting emission reductions by providing lower cost compliance options to small fleets, low mileage fleets, & certain rural fleets in areas with cleaner air; (2) providing new opportunities for fleets to access public incentive funds; and (3) recognizing fleets that made early investments to comply. To achieve these objectives, the amendments include: -A longer phase-in period for PM requirements in certain rural areas while continuing to ensure compliance with diesel risk reduction program goals. -Additional time and a lower cost pathway for small fleets to achieve compliance with PM requirements, while re-opening opportunities for these fleets to apply and receive public incentive funding. -A compliance pathway for owners currently financially unable to comply and cannot qualify for a loan to finance compliance. -A longer compliance timeline for low-use and certain vocational or work trucks that travel fewer annual miles and are not competitive in obtaining incentive funding. -Recognition of fleets that took early action to comply by providing additional useable life or retrofit trucks. The regulation, as amended, will lead to continued reductions in pollutant, continued improvement to air quality, and will meet the goals established when the regulation was initially adopted.

Contact Information
Cathi Slaminski
Air Resources Board
1001 I Street PO Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812

Phone : (916) 323-1513

Location

Counties
Sacramento
Regions
Statewide

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
ARB
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2014/truckbus14/truckbus14.htm California Air Resources Board Board of Administration and Regulatory Coordination Unit 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
Download CSV New Search