“California Air Resources Board” (CARB) adopted new smog rules for California

On December 17th the California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted major amendments to the Statewide Truck and Bus Rule (Private Fleet Rule), the Heavy Duty Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Measure (Smartway Rule), and the Drayage Truck Rule.

Statewide Truck and Bus Rule

Adopted new Best Available Control Technology (BACT) schedules (Compliance Option 1) for Class 4-6 trucks (14,001-26,000lbs GVWR) and Class 7-8 trucks (26,001+lbs GVWR).

GVWR 26,000lbs or less (note that there is no requirement to retrofit for PM for Lighter Vehicles)

Compliance Schedule as of January 1stExisting Engine Model YearNew Requirements
20151995 & Older2010 Model Year Emissions Equivalent
20202003 & Older

GVWR 26,00lbs or more

Engine Model YearInstall PM Filter byInstall 2010 Engine by
1993 & OlderN/AJanuary 1, 2015
1994-1995N/AJanuary 1, 2016
1996-1997N/AJanuary 1, 2017
1998-2000January 1, 2012January 1, 2020
2001-2004January 1, 2013January 1, 2021
2005-2006January 1, 2014January 1, 2022
2007-20091/2014 if not OEM equippedJanuary 1, 2023

Removed Fleet Averaging Option (Compliance Option 3) and amended Large Fleet Percentage Turnover schedule (Compliance Option 2)

Large Fleet Phase-in (Percentage Turnover) Schedule for Vehicles 26,0001+GVWR

Compliance Date as of January 1stPercent of Total Fleet Complying with BACTBACT Requirements
201230%PM BACT
2016All vehicles must comply with BACT Schedule

Amended Small Fleet Turnover Option

Small Fleet PM Phase-In Option Schedule for Heavier Vehicles

Compliance DateVehicles Meeting PM BACT
January 1, 20141 Vehicle
January 1, 20152 Vehicles
January 1, 20163 Vehicles

Beginning January 1, 2020, all vehicles in the fleet would need to comply with the 2010 model year emissions equivalent requirements of the BACT schedule shown in the table below.

Compliance Dates for 2010 Model Year Emissions Equivalents BACT Schedule

Engine Model Year2010 Engine By
2000 and OlderJanuary 1, 2020
2001-2004January 1, 2021
2005-2006January 1, 2022
All VehiclesJanuary 1, 2023

Fleet owners using this provision must comply with the reporting and record keeping requirements.

Expands Early Action credits to include purchases of 2007 or newer trucks. Provisions details to follow.

Summary and Details of Other Changes to the Truck and Bus Rule is pending and will be released shortly.

Drayage Truck Rule

Amend to eliminate “Dray-off” loop-hole.

Includes Class 7 trucks in the definition of “Drayage Trucks”. Requires Class 7 trucks to retrofit for PM by 12/31/2013.

The Board rejected an amendment to the rule which would have eliminated the Phase Two Compliance Turnover schedule. Staff will use the Board’s direction to craft 15-Day Changes to the Drayage Truck Rule.