CARB Truck and Bus Regulation reporting date looms

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The California Air Resource Board reminded truck fleets of this week’s reporting requirements of the Truck and Bus Regulation. The original Jan. 31 reporting date was extended to March 30 to give fleet owners more time to submit their fleet information.

The change did not extend the particulate matter filter and other compliance requirements that began Jan. 1. To avoid potential enforcement action, CARB advised fleets that had not met these requirements to make every effort to bring the fleet into compliance as soon as possible.

The Truck and Bus Regulation applies to diesel-fueled trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 14,000 pounds that are privately or federally owned, as well as publicly and privately owned school buses. Local and state government-owned diesel fueled trucks and buses already are subject to other CARB regulations.

CARB granted the March 30 extension to provide more time for fleets to report to take advantage of flexibility in the regulation as follows:
• All flexibility options that required reporting by Jan. 31 remain available to fleet owners that report by the extended deadline of March 30;
• All fleets that are using mileage-based extensions also must report odometer readings from Jan. 1; and
• Owners of two-engine sweepers with Tier 0 auxiliary engines must report hour meter readings from Jan. 1.