Several members of the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) met during the week of July 6-9 via conference call with officials from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss a proposed rule to control diesel emissions. The proposed regulation requires municipalities, public agencies and utilities to reduce diesel particulate emissions from on-road heavy-duty diesel-fueled vehicles beginning in 2006. The rule would apply to new and existing vehicles and would include retrofitting with diesel particulate traps. Other discussion topics during the NAFA/ARB meeting included: whether biodiesel could be used under the rule; the feasibility of proposed compliance deadlines and existing government procurement cycles; availability, performance, and warranty provisions for diesel particulate traps; and recordkeeping requirements. For further information or to be included in subsequent meetings contact NAFA's Legislative Counsel Patrick O'Connor at

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