LEV II and CAP 2000

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"LEV II" and "CAP 2000" REGULATORY DOCUMENTS


RULEMAKING TO CONSIDER THE "LEV II" AND "CAP 2000" AMENDMENTS
TO THE CALIFORNIA EXHAUST AND EVAPORATIVE EMISSION STANDARDS
AND TEST PROCEDURES FOR PASSENGER CARS, LIGHT-DUTY TRUCKS
AND MEDIUM-DUTY VEHICLES, AND TO THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION
REQUIREMENTS FOR HEAVY-DUTY VEHICLES

(November 5, 1998 Hearing)


FINAL APPROVAL / OAL ACTION
The LEV II and CAP 2000 regulations were approved by OAL on October 28, 1999, and were filed with the Secretary of State on the same date. They became effective on November 27, 1999. The regulations approved by OAL reflect a few nonsubstantial modifications to the version submitted to OAL September 17. These modifications are described in the memorandum listed below. "Clean" versions of the LEV regulations and Test Procedures reflecting the LEV II and CAP 2000 amendments have been posted on the Low Emission Vehicle Program page.
  • Final Regulation Order as Filed with the Secretary of State October 28, 1999 (PDF - 265K)

  • October 27, 1999 Memorandum Identifying Modifications to the Final Regulation Order (PDF - 17K)

  • October 27, 1999 Supplement to the Final Statement of Reasons (PDF - 7K)

ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL
The regulations were submitted to OAL September 17, 1999.
  • Updated Informative Digest of Action (PDF - 25K)

  • Final Statement of Reasons (PDF - 324K)

  • Executive Order G-99-059 (PDF - 8K)

  • Attachments to the Executive Order:

    • Attachment A: Final Regulation Order, Containing Amendments to Sections 1900, 1960.1, 1965, 1968.1, 1976, 1978, 2037, 2038, 2062, 2101, 2106, 2107, 2110, 2112, 2114, 2119, 2130, 2137-2140, and 2143-2148, Title 13, CCR, and the Adoption of Sections 1961 and 1962, Title 13, CCR (PDF - 96K)

    • Attachment B: Amendments to the "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1988 through 2000 Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles," Incorporated by Reference in Section 1960.1(k), Title 13, CCR (PDF - 91K)                   

    • Attachment C: The New "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles," Incorporated by Reference in Section 1961(d), Title 13, CCR (PDF - 244K)

    • Attachment D: The New "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2003 and Subsequent Mode Zero Emission Vehicles, and 2001 and Subsequent Model Hybrid-Electric Vehicles, in the Passenger Car, Light-Duty Truck and Medium-Duty Vehicle Classes," Incorporated by Reference in Section 1962(e), Title 13, CCR (PDF - 98K)

    • Attachment E: Amendments to the "California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1978 through 2000 Model Motor Vehicles," Incorporated by Reference in Section 1976(c), Title 13, CCR (PDF - 29K)

    • Attachment F: The new "California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles," Incorporated by Reference in Section 1976(c), Title 13, CCR (PDF - 216K)          

    • Attachment G: Amendments to the "California Refueling Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1998 through 2000 Model Motor Vehicles," Incorporated by Reference in Section 1978(b), Title 13, CCR (PDF - 5K)

    • Attachment H: The New "California Refueling Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles," Incorporated by Reference in Section 1978(b), Title 13, CCR (PDF - 11K)          

    • Attachment I: Amendments to the "California Assembly-Line Test Procedures for 1998 through 2000 Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles," Incorporated by Reference in Section 2062, Title 13, CCR (PDF - 5K)

    • Attachment J: The New "California Assembly-Line Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles," Incorporated by Reference in Section 2062, Title 13, CCR (PDF - 10K)

    • Attachment K: Amendments to the "California New Vehicle Compliance Test Procedures," Incorporated by Reference in Section 2101(b), Title 13, CCR (PDF - 27K)

    • Attachment L: Amendments to the "California Motor Vehicle Emission Control and Smog Index Label Specifications," Incorporated by Reference in Section 1965, Title 13, CCR (PDF - 66K)       

    • Attachment M: Amendments to the "California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures," Incorporated by Reference in Section 1960.1(g)(1) Note (3) and (h)(2) Note (3), Title 13, CCR, and in "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 231K)

HEARING ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTAL 15-DAY NOTICES
The following second 15-day notice files were posted on this LEV II rulemaking website on May 25, 1999. The second 15-day notice and Attachment I will be mailed to all interested parties and commenters by the public availability date of June 1, 1999. The deadline for public comment on the second set of modifications is June 15, 1999. In the case of test procedures not listed below, there are no additional modifications to the originally proposed amendments.
  • Second Notice of Availability of Modified Text; June 15, 1999 Deadline for Public Comment (PDF - 6K)

    • Attachment I: Proposed Additional Modifications of the "LEV II" Amendments (PDF - 32K)

  • Proposed Regulation Order with Modified Text (PDF - 329K)

  • Modified Text of Proposed New "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 284K)

  • Modified Text of Proposed New "California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles" (PDF - 240K)

  • Modified Text of Proposed Amendments to the "California Motor Vehicle Emission Control and Smog Index Label Specifications" (PDF - 78K)

  • Modified Text of Proposed New "California Assembly-Line Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 14K)

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The following 15-day notice files were posted on this LEV II rulemaking website on March 26, 1999. The 15-day notice with Attachments I and II will be mailed to all interested parties and commenters by the Public Availability date of April 15, 1999. The deadline for public comment on the modified text is April 30, 1999. In the case of test procedure documents not listed below, there are no modifications to the originally proposed amendments.
  • Notice of Availability of Modified Text and Supporting Documents and Information; April 30, 1999, Deadline for Public Comment (PDF - 7K)                

    • Attachment I: Proposed Modified Text of the "LEV II" and "CAP 2000" Amendments (PDF - 133K)                

    • Attachment II: Additional Supporting Documents and Information (PDF - 10K)

  • Proposed Regulation Order with Modified Text (PDF - 324K)

  • Modified Text of Proposed Amendments to "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1988 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 96K)

  • Modified Text of Proposed New "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 282K)  

  • Modified Text of Proposed New "California Zero Emission and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2003 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 113K)

  • Modified Text of Proposed New "California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles" (PDF - 237K)

  • Modified Text of Proposed Amendments to the "California Motor Vehicle Emission control and Smog Index Label Specifications" (PDF - 77K)

  • Modifications to Proposed Amendments to the "California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures" (PDF - 264K)        

Other Related Materials
  • ARB Board Meeting Summary Click Here

  • Resolution 98-53 (PDF - 49K)

  • Attachment N: Staff's Suggested Changes to the Original Proposal, Distributed at the Hearing on November 5, 1998 (As Corrected 11/5/98) (PDF - 55K)

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIALS
  • Public Hearing Notice (HTML) or (PDF - 42K)

  • REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTS (PDF - 8K)

  • Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons for Rulemaking (PDF - 398K)

    • Cost Estimate Tables (Tables II-29 through II-38) (PDF - 46K)

    • Figure III-1: Schematic of a Vehicle Fuel and Evaporative System Click Here

    • Figure III-2: Schematic of a Fuel Tank and its Associated Connections Click Here

    • Figure III-3: Metal-to-Metal Fittings Click Here

    • Figure III-4: Nine-Vehicle Crown Victoria Dataset (PDF - 4K)

    • Appendix A: Proposed Regulation Order (PDF - 239K)

    • Appendix B-1: Summary of Modifications to the California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1988 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles (PDF - 33K)

    • Appendix B-2: Proposed Amendments to the "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1988 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 74K)

    • Appendix B-3: Proposed New "California Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 230K)            

    • Appendix B-4: Proposed New "California Zero-Emission and Hybrid Electric Vehicle Exhaust Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2003 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 85K)

    • Appendix C-1: Summary of Modifications to the California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures (PDF - 7K)

    • Appendix C-2: Proposed Amendments to the "California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1978 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles" (PDF - 25K)

    • Appendix C-3: Proposed New "California Evaporative Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles" (PDF - 207K)

    • Appendix D-1: Summary of Modifications to the California Refueling Emission Standards and Test Procedures (PDF - 5K)

    • Appendix D-2: Proposed Amendments to the "California Refueling Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 1998 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles" (PDF - 8K)

    • Appendix D-3: Proposed New "California Refueling Emission Standards and Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Motor Vehicles" (PDF - 14K)

    • Appendix E-1: Summary of Modifications to the California Assembly-Line Test Procedures for 1998 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles (PDF - 5K)                   

    • Appendix E-2: Proposed Amendments to the "California Assembly-Line Test Procedures for 1998 and Subsequent Model Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 9K)            

    • Appendix E-3: Proposed New "California Assembly-Line Test Procedures for 2001 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Cars, Light-Duty Trucks and Medium-Duty Vehicles" (PDF - 15K)

    • Appendix F-1: Summary of Proposed Modifications to the California New Vehicle Compliance Test Procedures (PDF - 6K)

    • Appendix F-2: Proposed Amendments to the "California New Vehicle Compliance Test Procedures" (PDF - 15K)       

    • Appendix G-1: Summary of Proposed Modifications to the California Motor Vehicle Emission Control and Smog Index Label Specifications (PDF - 15K)  

    • Appendix G-2: Proposed Amendments to the "California Motor Vehicle Emission Control and Smog Index Label Specifications" (PDF - 61K)                 

    • Appendix H-1: Summary of Proposed Modifications to the California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures (PDF - 33K)

    • Appendix H-2: Proposed Modifications to the "California Non-Methane Organic Gas Test Procedures" (PDF - 269K)       

    • Appendix I: Response to ENVIRON International Analysis of Weekend - Weekday Differences in Ozone and Ozone Precursors in the South Coast (PDF - 17K)

INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY



Rulemaking Activity for 1998