South Coast Fleet Rules to be Subject of CARB Hearing
DIAMOND BAR, CA — The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has concluded that the fleet mandates adopted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) would not be eligible for a waiver from the U.S. EPA under the Clean Air Act.
CARB has determined that the SCAQMD rules would have to first be adopted as state mandates, according to the NAFA Fleet Focus e-mail newsletter.
The CARB said it "will limit the state rulemaking to four fleet rules that are likely to be the most effective in controlling diesel emission emissions." The four fleet rules in the state rulemaking are: Rule 1186.1, Street Sweepers; Rule 1192, On-Road Transit Buses; Rule 1193, Refuse Collection Vehicles; and Rule 1195, School Buses.