In-Use Locomotive Regulation

Summary

SCH Number
2020100517
Lead Agency
Air Resources Board (California Air Resources Board)
Document Title
In-Use Locomotive Regulation
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received

Document Description
CARB is proposing a regulatory strategy to reduce in-use emissions of all locomotives – Class 1, Class 3, Military and Industrial, and Passenger – and to encourage adoption of Tier 4 or higher emission standard technology to meet air quality, climate, and public health protection goals. The proposed In-Use Locomotive Regulation is one step in a broader strategy to minimize the health impacts on communities caused by emissions of criteria pollutants by freight vehicles and equipment. The proposed regulation would require locomotive operators to annually report and mitigate their locomotive emissions that are emitted within California on a per locomotive basis, based on MWh of operation, by placing funds into a spending account. Spending account funds would be reserved within a trust controlled by each operator for purchase of locomotives that meets the current cleanest emissions standard, or cleaner near-zero or zero-emission technologies in the demonstration/pilot phases of development. The proposed In-Use Locomotive Regulation spending accounts would start between 2023 and 2024, depending on the operator. Additionally, all locomotives would be allowed two useful lives (approximately 23 years total) before being banned from operation within California, unless the locomotive is remanufactured/repowered to the current cleanest locomotive emissions standard. Lastly, California would adopt the federal requirements imposing a 30-minute limit on unnecessary idling. Exceptions to the idling limit concept would be made for safety and maintenance purposes, based on the exceptions listed in the federal idling limit rule. To implement the regulation, locomotive operators would be required to report usage, idling, and maintenance information on an annual basis. These data would also allow CARB to better respond to community requests for information related to locomotive emissions, support future actions to protect Californians’ health, and support CARB’s statutory obligations to understand and address sources of air pollution within the state.

Contact Information
Rebecca Fancher
California Air Resources Board
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 324-1550
rebecca.fancher@arb.ca.gov

Location

Regions
Statewide
Cross Streets
n/a
Other Location Info
statewide

Notice of Completion

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Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Public Services Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Baldwin Hills Conservancy California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy California Coastal Commission California Department of Conservation California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation California Department of Education California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, District 1 California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Department of Transportation, District 11 California Department of Transportation, District 12 California Department of Transportation, District 2 California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Department of Transportation, District 9 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 California San Diego River Conservancy California San Joaquin River Conservancy California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy California State Lands Commission California Tahoe Conservancy Central Valley Flood Protection Board Colorado River Board Delta Protection Commission Delta Stewardship Council Department of Food and Agriculture Department of General Services Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy Santa Monica Bay Restoration Sierra Nevada Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 1 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 10 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 11 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 12 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 13 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 14 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 15 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 16 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 17 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 18 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 19 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 2 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 20 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 21 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 22 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 23 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 24 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 3 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 4 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 5 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 6 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 7 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 8 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 9 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance Tahoe Regional Planning Agency California Native American Heritage Commission

Attachments

Environmental Document
CARB FINAL_Loco_NOP   PDF 321 K
NOC
NOC CARB Loco NOP   PDF 195 K
State Comments
2020100517_NAHC Comment   PDF 334 K

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