Mailout#MSC 98-13
June 29, 1998

To: All Interested Parties
Subject: Economic Impact Survey for Large Spark-Ignition Engines Regulations

The staff of the California Air Resources Board (ARB) requests your assistance in obtaining needed data regarding the development of ARB's Large Spark Ignition Engine emission regulations. If you would fill out the attached survey and return it to us at your earliest convenience, I would be most grateful.

The ARB staff is currently developing regulations concerning the establishment of emission standards and related requirements for new spark ignition (SI) engines 25 horsepower and greater for use in certain off-road equipment. A public workshop for this regulatory item was held this past May and the public board hearing has been tentatively set for October 1998. (For further information on the regulatory development, please visit the ARB web site at http://www.arb.ca.gov or contact Ms. Jackie Lourenco, Manager, Off-Road Controls Section, at (626) 575-6676.)

As part of the regulatory process, the ARB is required to consider the economic impacts of any potential regulations on the state's businesses, job market, and economy. For this evaluation, the attached simple survey requests some basic information about your business, including your company's income and the number of Californians you directly employ. Of course, all such information submitted to ARB will be held in the strictest confidence. Please return the completed survey form by fax to Mr. Steve Church, Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board at (916) 322-3923. If you have questions about the survey, you may contact Mr. Church at (916) 323-5189.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. With your continued help and participation, the necessary regulations will significantly contribute to cleaning California's air while having the minimum impact on your business and the state's economy.

Sincerely,
 
 
Robert H. Cross /s/
Chief, Mobile Source Control Division


Economic Impact Survey
California Air Resources Board, Large Spark Ignition Engine Regulations
(All information to be held Confidential)

Company Name:  
Address:  
Contact Name:  
Address:  
Phone:  
FAX:  
E-mail:  

Type of Business: (check all applicable) Engine Mfr. Component Mfr. Equipment Mfr.
Distributor Retail  

SIC Codes: 1) 2) 3)

If your company is not independently owned:

Parent Company Name  
Address  


Number of Nationwide Employees (including California) (check one):  

None

1 to 100 101 to 250

251 to 500

Over 500


Number of California Employees (check one):  

None

1 to 100 101 to 250

251 to 500

Over 500


Gross World-Wide Annual Sales (check one):  

Less than $1 million

$1 million to $10 million

$10 million to $100 million

Over $100 million


Gross California Annual Sales (check one):  

Less than $100,000

$100,000 to $1 million

$1 million to $10 million

Over $10 million



Net Worth (check one):  

Less than $1 million

$1 million to $10 million

$10 million to $100 million

Over $100 million


Net Annual Income (profit or loss) (check one):  

Less than $100,000

$100,000 to $1 million

$1 million to $10 million

Over $10 million


Questions on this survey? Please contact Steve Church at (916) 323-5189. Please fax your completed survey to (916) 322-3923. Thank you!