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SB-621 Vehicular air pollution: in-use, diesel-fueled vehicles.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Senate  April 02, 2013


Senate Bill
No. 621

Introduced by Senator Gaines

February 22, 2013

An act to add Section 43018.3 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to vehicular air pollution.


SB 621, as amended, Gaines. Vehicular air pollution: exemption: low-use vehicles: nonprofit organizations. in-use, diesel-fueled vehicles.
Existing law imposes various limitations on emissions of air contaminants for the control of air pollution from vehicular and nonvehicular sources. Existing law generally designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency with the primary responsibility for the control of vehicular air pollution. Existing law requires the state board to adopt and implement motor vehicle emission standards, in-use performance standards, and motor vehicle fuel specifications for the control of air contaminants, including standards for off-road and nonvehicle engine categories.
This bill would require the state board to amend a specified regulation relating to the emissions restrictions of diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and other criteria pollutants from in-use, diesel-fueled vehicles to extend by 5 years various compliance dates applicable to those vehicles.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


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

 The state board shall amend Section 2025 of Article 4.5 of Chapter 1 of Division 3 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations to extend by five years all compliance dates, including dates in generally applied schedules and in phase-in options, exemptions, and delays, for requirements applicable to all motor vehicles covered by that regulation.