2000-2001 Lower-Emission School Bus Program
This page last reviewed May 31, 2011
2000-2001 GuidelinesThis page includes the 2000-2001 Lower Emission School Bus Program Guidelines.
Final Approved Guidelines - Issued April 2001
Implementation in the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 Fiscal Years)
The ARB received an allocation in the 2000-2001 Budget of $50 million to establish a Lower Emission School Bus Program. In the 2001-2002 Budget an additional $16 million was received. The ARB staff, in coordination with the California Energy Commission and the local air pollution control districts, has developed guidelines for this program that provides criteria for the purchase of new school buses and retrofits of existing school buses to reduce particulate matter emissions. The goal of the program is to replace older buses with safe and clean new buses and clean up in-use buses.
This will reduce school children's exposure to harmful diesel exhaust emissions.
- Summary of Revisions (pdf - 4 KB) or (MSW97 - 21K)
- Final Approved Guidelines (pdf -219 KB) Approved December 7, 2000 or (MSW97 - 516K)
- Appendix A - Sample Lower Emission School Bus Replacement Program Application (pdf - 37 KB) or (MSW97-79K)
- Appendix B Sample School Bus PM Retrofit Program Application (pdf - 18K) or (MSW97 - 56K)
- Appendix C Exhaust Aftertreatment Technology (pdf - 23K) or (MSW97 - 44K)
- Appendix D California School District Bus Fleets Having 20 Percent or More Pre-1977 Heavy-Duty School Buses (pdf - 44K) or (MSW97 - 58K)