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SB-715 Vehicular air pollution: regulations: exemption.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Section 43013.4 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

43013.4.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(1) Pursuant to authority granted to the state board under this division, the state board has exempted specified limited-use vehicles from certain clean air regulations in programs like the Job Corps.
(2) It is the intent of this section to similarly exempt from those regulations specified vehicles that are operated or run by state-registered apprenticeship programs utilized on training yards throughout the state that train apprentices on how to use heavy equipment and cranes.
(3) These pieces of equipment are treated by the state board as if they operate as typical heavy construction equipment, but, in fact, they are used significantly less than those same vehicles in routine use.
(4) If the owners and operators of these vehicles are required to update their equipment to meet state board regulatory standards, it will harm important apprentice and training programs by diverting moneys needed for training.
(b) The state board shall exempt from any regulation to reduce emissions of diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and other criteria air pollutants from in-use, off-road, diesel-fueled vehicles a vehicle owned or operated by a state-registered nonprofit apprenticeship training program, except as follows:
(1) The labeling requirements of Article 4.8 (commencing with Section 2449) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.
(2) The reporting requirements of Article 4.8 (commencing with Section 2449) of Chapter 9 of Division 3 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations.
(c) If the state board makes a determination at a public hearing that the implementation of subdivision (b) would violate the current state implementation plan, as required by the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 7401, et seq.), the state board shall delay the implementation of subdivision (b) until the state board has submitted an amended state implementation plan to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for approval.