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NEW CARB REPORTING REQUIREMENTS, 96-99 ENGINES

On December 14, 2011, California’s Office of Administrative Law approved amendments to the Truck and Bus Regulation. Prior to the amendments, trucks with engines of model years 1996-1999 would have been banned in California on January 1, 2012. Those retro-fitted with a CARB-approved particulate matter (PM) filter would be allowed in California until January 1, 2020.

The amendment allows heavy truck owners with 1996-1999 engines but without PM filters to operate in California until January 1, 2014 providing they report their trucks to CARB through the Truck Regulations Upload and Compliance Reporting System (TRUCRS). You are eligible to report if you own three or fewer diesel trucks. You must report your vehicle by January 31, 2012. Mercer cannot do this for you.

The link to the online reporting system is: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/onrdiesel/reportinginfo.htm. If you can’t get on that way, go to http://www.arb.ca.gov and go from there. Since the actual deadline for compliance is January 1, 2012, my advice for everyone with these engines is to get them registered by the end of December. Several Mercer drivers have already done this with no problem. Good luck.

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