Past OBD II Regulatory Documents

This page last reviewed February 4, 2008.


2002 OBD II Update Regulatory Documents

  • Final Regulations

      The final, OAL-approved clean versions of the OBD II regulations, sections 1968.2 and 1968.5 of title 13, California Code of Regulations (CCR) adopted after the 4/25/02 Board Hearing. OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on April 21, 2003, and the regulations became effective the same day.

    • Section 1968.2: (MSW97 - 390K) or (PDF - 183K)
    • Section 1968.5: (MSW97 - 107K) or (PDF - 61K)

  • Final Statement of Reasons Package
    • Final Statement of Reasons: Summary of the adopted changes and agency responses to each objection and recommendation made by the public during the 2002 45-Day and 15-Day comment periods. (MSW97 - 337K) or (PDF - 196K)
    • Updated Informative Digest: Summary of the regulations and the 2002 rulemaking process. (MSW97 - 44K) or (PDF - 21K)
    • Executive Order: Used when the Board approves the regulations with the 15-Day changes. (MSW97 - 23K) or (PDF - 6K)
    • Request for an Early Effective Date: Request and explanation of good cause for an early date for the regulations to become effective. (MSW97 - 20K) or (PDF - 10K)

  • 2nd 15-Day Notice Package

      Documents detailing the second set of modifications and changes made to the staff's original proposed OBD II regulations directed by the Board at the 4/25/02 Board Hearing.

    • Second Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text: The Second 15-Day notice summarizing the changes to the regulations. (HTML) or (MSW97 - 33K) or (PDF - 14K)
      • Request Form for Attachment I: Form indicating how to obtain a hard copy of Attachment I of the Second 15-Day Notice. (MSW97 - 50K) or (PDF - 24K)
    • Attachment I: Proposed Second 15-Day Modifications to Sections 1968.2 and 1968.5, title 13, CCR: This document includes excerpts of those sections of the regulations affected by the modifications being proposed with this notice, as well as explanations for these modifications. The second set of modifications are denoted by the double strikeout/underline format. (MSW97 - 50K) or (PDF - 24K)
  • 1st 15-Day Notice Package

      Documents detailing the first set of modifications and changes made to the staff's original proposed OBD II regulations, including changes made since the 4/25/02 Board Hearing (i.e., after the Staff's Suggested Modifications to Proposed Regulations made available at the Hearing and available below) directed by the Board at the Hearing.

    • Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text: The 15-Day notice summarizing the changes to the regulations. (HTML) or (MSW97 - 33K) or (PDF - 14K)
      • Request Form for Attachments I through IV: Form indicating how to obtain hard copies of Attachments I through IV of the 15-Day Notice. (MSW97 - 24K) or (PDF - 5K)
    • Attachment I: Resolution 02-17 (adopted at hearing): Resolution by the Board on 4/25/02 adopting the modifications to the regulations. (MSW97 - 50K) or (PDF - 24K)
      • Attachment A: Staff Report and Proposed Regulations: Available below.
      • Attachment B: Staff's Suggested Modifications to Proposed Regulations: Available below.
    • Attachment II: Modified Text of Proposed Section 1968.2: The proposed regulation section 1968.2 of title 13, CCR. This document includes the strikeout/underline format to identify changes from the original proposed regulation made available to the public prior to the Board Hearing. (MSW97 - 543K) or (PDF - 218K)
    • Attachment III: Modified Text of Proposed Section 1968.5: The proposed regulation section 1968.5 of title 13, CCR. This document includes the strikeout/underline format to identify changes from the original proposed regulation made available to the public prior to the Board Hearing. (MSW97 - 166K) or (PDF - 84K)
    • Attachment IV: Rationale of Modifications to Proposed Sections 1968.2 and 1968.5: This document includes summarizations of and explanations for the modifications made to the original proposed regulations made available to the public prior to the Board Hearing. (MSW97 - 104K) or (PDF - 48K)
  • April 25, 2002 Board Hearing OBD II Regulatory Documents
    • Staff's Suggested Modifications to Proposed Regulations: ARB's changes to the proposed regulations since their initial publication in response to public comments. This document includes the strikeout/underline format to identify changes from the proposed regulations made available to the public prior to the Board Hearing (and available below). This package was also made available at the Board Hearing. (MS Word - 558K) or (PDF - 396K)
    • Board Hearing Presentation: ARB board hearing presentation of the proposed changes to the regulation. (Powerpoint - 282K)
    • 45-Day Public Hearing Notice: Invitation to public and industry to discuss proposed changes to the regulation. (HTML) or (MSW97 - 63K) or (PDF - 32K)
    • Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR): Descriptions of the proposed regulations. (MSW97 - 1261K) or (PDF - 446K)
    • Proposed OBD II Regulation section 1968.2: The proposed regulation section 1968.2 of title 13, CCR. (MSW97 - 380K) or (PDF - 170K)
    • Proposed OBD II Enforcement Regulation section 1968.5: The proposed enforcement regulation section 1968.5 of title 13, CCR. (MSW97 - 136K) or (PDF - 53K)



1999 Regulatory Documents

  • Documents from 1999 OBD II Public Workshop
      The proposed amendments to the regulation discussed during the June 30, 1999 workshop were never presented to the Board for adoption. However, many of those items are again being proposed for the 2001 public workshop. The 1999 Public Workshop Notice and supporting Regulatory Documentation can be viewed here: (WPD - 159K) or (Acrobat - 116K).


1996 Regulatory Documents

  • Final Regulations
      Version of OBD II regulation section 1968.1 of title 13, CCR, adopted after the 12/12/96 Board Hearing.
    • Clean version of section 1968.1. (MS Word - 199K) or (Acrobat - 136K).
    • This version is the same as the version above but includes the strikeout/underline format to identify changes from the previous version. (WP6 - 162K) or (Acrobat - 137K)

  • Final Statement of Reasons

  • Updated Informative Digest

  • 15-Day Notices

  • Resolution 96-60 (adopted at hearing)

  • Staff Report with Appendix (October 25,1996)

  • Workshop Notice


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