Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Regulation What's New Archive

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What's New Archive

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Small Fleet Registration Deadline Extended (Posted September 25, 2012)
The California Air Resources Board has issued Advisory MSC 12-17 to notify stakeholders that the registration deadline for the Small Fleet Compliance Plan has been extended to January 1, 2013. This extension will allow fleets with 20 or fewer affected trailers that have not already registered to use a compliance option under the regulation to participate in the Small Fleet Compliance Plan.
Small Fleet Reporting (Posted August 31, 2012)
If you have a fleet of 20 or fewer 53-foot or longer box trailers and you missed the September 1, 2012 deadline to register for the small fleet compliance phase-in, you should still register per the regulatory requirements as soon as possible. ARB can exercise discretion in how we implement the regulation, and may take into consideration a good faith effort in determining compliance.
Diesel Hotline's FAQs- includes answers to Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation questions (Posted August 13, 2012)
Questions callers ask the diesel hotline staff are posted on the Diesel Hotline's Most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Establishes Standards for SmartWay Low Rolling Resistance Retreads (Posted June 21, 2012)
U.S. EPA has announced the establishment of interim performance requirements for a tire retread verification program, and is now accepting applications from tire manufacturers for verification of their retread products. Once the tire retread products are verified with U.S. EPA, they can be used to comply with California’s Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation low rolling resistance tire requirements.
Small Fleet Registration Deadline Extended (Posted June 5, 2012)
The California Air Resources Board has issued Advisory MSC 12-09 to notify stakeholders that the registration deadline for the Small Fleet Compliance Plan has been extended to September 1, 2012. This extension will allow fleets with 20 or fewer affected trailers that have not already registered to use a compliance option under the regulation to participate in the Small Fleet Compliance Plan.
Extension of Tractor-Trailer Greenhouse Gas Regulation Registration Deadline for Large Fleets Approved – See Advisory MSC 12-06 (Posted March 23, 2012)
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has issued Advisory MSC 12-06 to notify stakeholders that the registration and first year compliance deadlines for Option 2 of the Large Fleet Compliance Plan have been extended to June 1, 2012. This extension, approved by the California Office of Administrative Law on March 12, 2012, will provide fleets that have not already registered to use a compliance option under the regulation to participate in Option 2 of the Large Fleet Compliance Plan.
Registration Deadline for Large Trailer Fleets to be Extended - See Advisory MSC 11-39 (Posted December 28, 2011)
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has issued Advisory MSC 11-39 to notify stakeholders that ARB is extending the registration and first year compliance reporting deadlines for Option 2 of the Large Fleet Compliance Plan to a future date that will be determined through a regulatory process. This extension would provide fleets that have not already registered to use a compliance option under the regulation to participate in Option 2 of the Large Fleet Compliance Plan. For further details, please refer to the Advisory.
Final Rulemaking Package for the Amendments to the Regulation (Posted November 10, 2011)
Staff have posted the Final Rulemaking Package for the amendments to the regulation. The package was filed with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on October 26, 2011, and OAL has until December 12, 2011, to make a determination. The package includes the Final Statement of Reasons which includes ARB's responses to all comments received on the regulation during the public comment periods.
Training videos now available (Posted August 8, 2011)
Two new videos were created from the June 9, 2011 webcast training on the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation. Just click on the tractor-trailer pictures or the  Reporting Overview Video links above to view either the Regulation Overview video or the Reporting Overview video.
15-Day Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (Posted August 5, 2011))
ARB has posted the Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents for the Proposed Adoption of the Regulation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles. The notice, modified text, and Regulatory Documents are now available.
Reporting Deadline Extended for Large Fleet Compliance Phase-In (Posted June 28, 2011)
Advisory 429 explains changes in the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation extending the reporting deadline for large fleets with 21 or more 53-foot or longer box-type trailers from July 1, 2011 to August 1, 2011.
July 1, 2011 Reporting Deadline for Large Fleets (Posted June 9, 2011)
Fleets have two options to comply with the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation: either be in compliance by January 1, 2013, or take advantage of an option which allows a longer compliance phase-in. To take advantage of the longer phase-in, large fleets (with 21 or more trailers) must submit a compliance plan to the California Air Resources Board by July 1, 2011. The plan includes a list of trailers in the fleet and the scheduled percentage of trailers to be brought into compliance each year. The phase-in option allows fleets up to five years from 2011 through 2015 to phase-in compliance for their California bound trailers. Instructions on how to prepare and submit your plan can be found in the Large Fleet Compliance fact sheet.
Compliance and Reporting Training for the Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation (Posted June 2, 2011)
The Air Resources Board (ARB) will conduct two compliance and reporting training workshops for the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation. These workshops will include an overview of the regulation and a discussion of reporting requirements and how to register in ARB's on-line Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance and Reporting System (TRUCRS). Both workshops will be webcast. For more information on dates, times and locations please see the attached workshop notice.
Fact Sheet Translations now available in Spanish and Punjabi. (Posted February 23, 2011)
Several fact sheets providing information for the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation have been translated into Spanish and Punjabi and are now available.
Low Rolling Resistance Tire Fact Sheet Now Available. (Posted February 18, 2011)
A fact sheet providing Low Rolling Resistance Tire information for the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation is now available.
Compliance and Reporting Training for the Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation (Posted January 25, 2011)
The Air Resources Board (ARB) will conduct several compliance and reporting training workshops for the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation. These workshops will include an overview of the regulation and a discussion on reporting requirements and how to register in ARB's on-line Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance and Reporting System (TRUCRS). Several workshops will be webcast. For more information on dates, times and locations please see the attached workshop notice.
Regulatory Documents for Proposed Amendments to the Truck and Bus, Drayage Truck, and Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulations (Posted October 28, 2010)
The Air Resources Board will conduct a public hearing on December 16 or 17, 2010, in Sacramento, to discuss proposed amendments to on-road and off-road regulations to reduce emissions from diesel vehicles. Specifically, the Board will consider proposed amendments to the Truck and Bus, Drayage Truck, and Tractor-Trailer GHG on-road regulations. The public hearing notice and staff report have been posted on the Rulemaking Activity web page. The Board will also be considering adoption of the Cap and Trade program.
U.S. EPA and NHTSA Propose First-Ever Program to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Improve Fuel Efficiency of Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles(Posted October 28, 2010)
The proposed rulemaking and supporting documents can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/otaq/climate/regulations.htm
Draft Regulatory Language Available: Truck and Bus, Off-Road, Drayage Truck, Tractor-Trailer GHG, and LSI Fleet Regulations (Posted September 30, 2010)
The presentation and proposed regulation language and fact sheets have been posted for the upcoming September/October workshops to discuss proposed amendments to the In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel-Fueled Vehicles Regulation (truck and bus regulation), the Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel Fueled Fleets (off-road regulation), the In-Use On-Road Diesel-Fueled Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks Regulation (drayage truck regulation), the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulation (tractor-trailer GHG regulation), and the Off-Road Large Spark-Ignition Engine Fleet Requirements (LSI fleet regulation).
Workshops to Discuss Proposed Amendments  (Posted September 16, 2010)
The workshop notice for the upcoming workshops in September and October is now available. At these workshops, staff will discuss amendments to the In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel-Fueled Vehicles Regulation (truck and bus regulation), the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulation (tractor-trailer GHG regulation), the Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel Fueled Fleets (off-road regulation), the In-Use On-Road Diesel-Fueled Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks Regulation (drayage truck regulation), and the Off-Road Large Spark-Ignition Engine Fleet Requirements (LSI fleet regulation).

Dates and Locations:. All workshops are scheduled from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For additional details, please see the workshop notice.
      Sacramento Thursday, September 30, 2010 WEBCAST AVAILABLE
      El Monte Monday, October 4, 2010
      San Diego Tuesday, October 5, 2010
      Fresno Tuesday, October 12, 2010 (Live video feed in Bakersfield and Modesto)
Delay of Board Hearing to December for Consideration of Amendments to the Tractor-Trailer GHG, Truck and Bus, Off-Road, and Drayage Truck Regulations   (Posted September 3, 2010)
Due to changes in the workshop schedules regarding proposed changes to the Truck and Bus, Off Road, and Drayage Truck regulations, the Board Hearing to consider these proposed amendments as well as proposed amendments to the Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation currently slated for November will be delayed to December 9, 2010.
Delay of Board Hearing to November for Consideration of Amendments to the Truck and Bus, Off-Road, Tractor-Trailer GHG, and Drayage Truck Regulations  (Posted December 15, 2009)
Staff held workshops in June and July regarding proposed amendments to the Truck and Bus, Off-Road, Tractor-Trailer GHG, and Drayage Truck regulations. At the workshops, stakeholders requested additional time to review and comment on the following:
  • Details of planned emissions inventory updates for trucks and off-road vehicles,
  • Specific draft regulatory language,
  • ARBís revised report on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) mortality estimates, a draft of which will be released later this summer, and
  • Proposed changes to the Drayage Truck Regulation.
To address stakeholdersí requests, the Board Hearing to consider the proposed amendments, currently slated for September 2010, will be moved to November. In the interim, staff will hold workshops in August and September to discuss the revised emission inventory and the proposed amendments. This delay in the hearing date will provide sufficient time to hold the workshops and to make any necessary adjustments after the workshops. A workshop notice will be forthcoming.
Draft Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation Modified Regulatory Language  (Posted July 8, 2010)
A draft version of the Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation with modifications discussed at the recent June/July 2010 worshops is now available.  The proposed modifications include:  an additional phase-in for large fleets, more flexibility for fleets to report, a storage trailer exemption, clarification of the drayage exemption, clarification of whether modifications to SmartWay verified equipment will comply with the Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation, and other clarifying language.  This draft does not include any changes suggested by workshop participants.  
June/July Workshop Presentations  (Posted June 22, 2010)
The workshop presentations have been posted for the upcoming June/July workshops to discuss proposed amendments to the In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel-Fueled Vehicles Regulation (truck and bus regulation), the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulation (tractor-trailer GHG regulation), and the Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel Fueled Fleets (off-road regulation). A document detailing proposed minor amendments and clarifications to the in-use off-road diesel vehicle regulation has also been posted.
Local-Haul and Short-Haul Exemption Fact Sheets  (Posted June 15, 2010)
Two new fact sheets are now available, describing Local-Haul Exemptions for heavy-duty tractors and trailers and Short-Haul Exemptions for heavy-duty tractors.
Workshops to Discuss Proposed Amendments  (Posted June 3, 2010)
The workshop notice for the upcoming workshops in June and July is now available. At these workshops, staff will discuss proposed amendments to the In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel-Fueled Vehicles Regulation (truck and bus regulation), the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulation (tractor-trailer GHG regulation), and the Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel Fueled Fleets (off-road regulation).  In addition, an update on the emission inventories for the truck and bus and off-road regulations will be provided.
Clarification of Registration Deadline  (Posted May 4, 2010)
The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) plans to consider regulatory amendments to the Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation at a hearing planned for September 2010.  Proposed changes include adding additional flexibility to the registration and reporting requirements for large fleets participating in the optional large fleet compliance schedule.   THESE CHANGES HAVE NOT YET BEEN ADOPTED.   Therefore, fleets that choose to particpate in the phase-in should register with ARB by July 1, 2010 as specified in the currently adopted regulation.  If the proposed amendments are adopted at the September 2010 Board hearing, large fleets may then opt into the second optional compliance schedule.   Fleets that choose not to register by the current July 1, 2010 deadline run the risk of not being able to participate in an optional phase-in should the proposed amendments not be adopted.
TRUCRS Online Reporting System Ready  (Posted March 25,2010)
The TRUCRS online reporting system is now available for fleets to submit their fleet information.  The fleet owner can use the system to create a TRUCRS ID and login to TRUCRS to upload their fleet information from the 2010 Excel spreadsheet and to view the fleet information online.
TRUCRS Users Guide and Reporting Training Seminar Videos  (Posted March 25, 2010)
Videos of the Truck and Bus Regulation and Heavy Duty Greenhouse Gas Training Seminar (Part 1 & Part 2) have also been made available to provide step by step instructions on how to report using TRUCRS. A user’s guide for the Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance, and Reporting System (TRUCRS) has been released to show the reporting fleet owners how to upload their fleet information for the Truck and Bus Regulation and the Heavy Duty Greenhouse Gas Regulation.
The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) plans to consider regulatory amendments  (Posted March 25, 2010)
The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) plans to consider regulatory amendments to the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measure (Tractor-Trailer GHG Regulation) at a hearing planned for late summer 2010
Two Spanish Fact Sheets Now Available  (Posted December 15, 2009)
Two Spanish fact sheets with compliance information are now available for: Small Fleets & Large Fleets.
Training Session on Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Regulation  (Posted December 15, 2009)
Training Session on the regulation was broadcast via webcast on December 17, 2009 from 10:30 pm - noon PST.   Presentation Slides Available.
Two New Fact Sheets Available  (Posted November 4, 2009)
Two new Fact Sheets with compliance information are available for:Small Fleets & Large Fleets.
Truck Regulation Advisory Committee (TRAC) Meeting  (Posted November 5, 2009)
The second meeting of the TRAC and designated subcommittees will meet on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in Sacramento.
Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Regulation Final Rulemaking (Posted October 26, 2009)
The Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emission reduction Regulation final rulemaking package was filed with the Ofice of Administrative Law on October 23, 2009.
Training Seminar on Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Regulation (Posted October 22, 2009)
A training seminar on the Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Regulation will be held on November 9, 2009 from 2:00-5:00 pm PST.  It will be webcast.
15-Day Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (Posted September 17, 2009)
ARB has posted the Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents for the Proposed Adoption of the Regulation to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Heavy-Duty Vehicles.  The notice, modifed text, and additional Regulatory Documents are now available.
Program Overview Webinar (Posted September 15, 2009)
On September 14, 2009 ARB staff conducted a webinar informational session which provided an overview of the Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction regulation.  The PowerPoint presentation used for that session is now available.
Announcement of TRAC Members and First TRAC Meeting (Posted August 24, 2009)
ARB has selected members for the Truck Regulations Advisory Committee (TRAC) and designated subcommittees.  The first meeting will be held from 10:00 am-4:00 pm PST on September 1, 2009 at the Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street in Sacramento.  The TRAC meeting agenda and selected members and subcommittees are available on the TRAC webpage.
September 14th Informational Session (Posted August 13, 2009)
ARB staff will present an informational session on the regulation and answer questions about the regulation on Monday, September 14, 2009 from 8:30-10:30 am PST.  This session will be held in Sacramento and broadcast via webcast.
Updated Versions of General Fact Sheet in English and Spanish (Posted June 30, 2009)
Updated versions of the general fact sheet in English and Spanish are now available.  These versions contain updated contact information in the "For More Information" section.
General Fact Sheet in Spanish (Posted April 23, 2009)
A Spanish version of the general fact sheet is now available.
General Fact Sheet Now Available (Posted March 10, 2009)
A general fact sheet about the Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulation is now available.
Public Hearing Notice Translations Available (Posted November 20, 2008)
Spanish and Punjabi translations of the Public Hearing Notice have been posted on the Workshops/Meetings page.
Formal Regulatory Documents Available (Posted October 24, 2008)
The formal regulatory documents for the proposed Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulation have been posted.
Board Hearing Scheduled for December (September 2, 2008)
The Board Hearing to consider adopting the proposed regulation has been rescheduled for December 11-12, 2008 in Sacramento.


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