October 4, 1999

MAIL-OUT # MSO 99-09

TO: All Spark-Ignition Marine Engine Manufacturers
All Other Interested Parties
SUBJECT: PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SPARK-IGNITION (SI) MARINE ENGINE REGULATIONS FOR MODEL YEAR 2001 AND LATER

On December 10, 1998, the Air Resources Board adopted emission regulations and test procedures for new 2001 model year and later SI marine engines. These regulations specifically affect outboard engines and personal watercraft and include provisions for emission testing, certification, corporate averaging, emission control and environmental labeling, emission control warranty and production-line testing. In order to assist manufacturers in complying with these requirements, staff is conducting a public implementation meeting to discuss these certification and quality-audit issues. Additionally, proposed formats will be provided for certification applications and production line test reporting.

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 1999
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Annex IV Auditorium
9530 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, California

Questions regarding this implementation meeting should be directed to Mr. Dean Hermano, Staff Engineer, Certification Section, at (626) 450-6103.

Sincerely,

/S/

R.B. Summerfield, Chief
Mobile Source Operations Division

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