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AB-742 Heavy-duty diesel-fueled vehicles: study: filters.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.

 Section 43018.3 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

43018.3.
 (a) (1) For a regulation for the reduction of emissions of diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and other criteria pollutants from in-use diesel-fueled vehicles applicable to any person, business, federal government agency, school district, or school transportation provider that owns or operates, leases, or rents affected vehicles that operate in California and to persons that sell affected vehicles in California, the state board shall not enforce that regulation until the state board receives from an independent private firm a completed comprehensive study of the safety of any particulate-matter filters required to be installed on those affected vehicles.
(2) The state board shall notify the Secretary of State of both of the following:
(A) The suspension of the enforcement of a regulation pursuant to paragraph (1).
(B) The resumed enforcement of a regulation following the completion of the comprehensive study required pursuant to paragraph (1).
(b) As used in this section, “affected vehicles” means vehicles that operate on diesel fuel, dual fuel, or alternative diesel fuel that are registered to be driven on public highways, vehicles that were originally designed to be driven on public highways whether or not they are registered, yard trucks with on-road engines or yard trucks with off-road engines used for agricultural operations, both engines of two-engine sweepers, schoolbuses, and vehicles that have a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds, except as exempted by the state board.