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Emissions Workshops

Learn About California Diesel Emissions Regulations
Air quality regulations that affect the use of on-road, mobile off-road vehicles, forklifts and portable equipment in California can be very confusing. Each regulation has different deadlines and compliance requirements, making it difficult to manage a compliance strategy that will help you avoid enforcement. Again this year starting in October, presenter Bob Shepherd, Sustainability and Compliance Manager for Quinn, will be providing informational sessions at several Quinn locations that will present an update of the California regulatory requirements to assist in keeping your company in compliance.
 
In-Use Off-Road Diesel Mobile Regulation
Owners of all off-road diesel machines 25 HP and larger used in construction, landscaping, utility work, etc. are required to comply with this regulation. Machines used 100% in agricultural are not affected by this regulation; however, agricultural machines that may be used part of the time for construction require reporting and labeling under the off-road regulation. CARB is now proposing to revise the regulation to include an accelerated phase out of remaining Tier 0 – Tier 2 machines in fleets, and to provide dates to ultimately ban purchases of Tier 3 and even Tier 4 Interim machines. Other changes may include modifications of the low use provision, mandated renewable diesel fuel and contractor accountability when hiring subcontractors with off-road fleets are also being contemplated.
 
On-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulations
CARB’s Truck and Bus regulation that regulates both construction and agricultural vehicle owners is nearing final compliance with replacements of vehicles > 14,000# GVWR with vehicles containing 2010 or later engines. In the works are two newly proposed regulations that will have a heavy impact on fleets. CARB’s proposed Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance regulation will require all trucks 2014 and newer that are > 14,000# GVWR to provide on-board diagnostics (OBD) uploads every 6 months, and those that are 2013 and older will be required to do smoke tests every 6 months. CARB is also proposing a regulation that will force municipality and federal fleets, and private fleets of 50 or more diesel, gasoline, and natural gas vehicles to replace vehicles > 8,500# GVWR with electric vehicles. CARB also has a joint effort with DMV to deny registrations for perceived non-compliant vehicles. 
 
Large Spark-Ignited (LSI) Regulation and proposed Forklift Electrification
The current LSI regulation requires owners of 4 or more propane, natural gas, gasoline and electric forklifts, and 4 or more sweepers/scrubbers, industrial tow tractors, and airport ground support equipment to meet NOx emissions requirements, and to report and label this equipment online. CARB is also proposing a new regulation to replace all non-electric forklifts with electric forklifts between 2025 and 2040. This will affect all owners of 1 or more propane, gasoline or natural gas forklift 12,000# lift capacity or less. Diesel forklifts may also be included.
 
Portable Engine Regulations; Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) Fleet Average, and Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP)
If you own portable equipment such as generators, welders, industrial pumps, etc. with engines 50 HP and larger, attendance is a must. These two regulations underwent extensive revisions on 11/30/2018 that includes a schedule for the phase out of older engines over the next several years.

Sessions are available at Quinn locations on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; click the link below to download the registration form:

*If using Edge, download the form prior to filling out.

October 19thOxnard
October 20thCity of Industry  Class is full
October 21stBakersfield 
October 26th – Santa Maria Class is full 
October 27th Fresno
October 28th – Riverside Class is full
November 3rdCity of Industry Second class added!
 
There is no charge for attendance. Register early – seating is limited.
 
Agenda
All presentations will start at 9 a.m. Times below are approximate.
 
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – In-Use Off-Road Diesel Mobile Regulation Update
Owners of all off-road diesel machines 25 HP and larger used in construction, landscaping, utility work, etc. are required to comply with this regulation. Machines used 100% in agricultural are not affected by this regulation; however, agricultural machines that may be used part of the time for construction require reporting and labeling under the off-road regulation. CARB is now proposing to revise the regulation to include an accelerated phase out of remaining Tier 0 – Tier 2 machines in fleets, and to provide dates to ultimately ban purchases of Tier 3 and even Tier 4 Interim machines. Other changes may include modifications of the low use provision, mandated renewable diesel fuel and contractor accountability when hiring subcontractors with off-road fleets are also being contemplated.
 
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. – On-Road Private Fleet Diesel Vehicle Regulation Update
This regulation affecting all private on-road fleets (agricultural, municipality and solid waste exempt) is nearing the final stages of compliance with replacements of older vehicles with vehicles with 2010 or later diesel engines. Final stages will be discussed.

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – Other Current and Proposed On-Road Regulations Affecting All Fleets
In the works are two newly proposed regulations that will have a heavy impact on fleets. CARB’s proposed Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance regulation will require all trucks 2014 and newer that are > 14,000# GVWR to provide on-board diagnostics (OBD) uploads every 6 months, and those that are 2013 and older will be required to do smoke tests every 6 months. CARB is also proposing a regulation that will force municipality and federal fleets, and private fleets of 50 or more diesel, gasoline, and natural gas vehicles to replace vehicles > 8,500# GVWR with electric vehicles. CARB also has a joint effort with DMV to deny registrations for perceived non-compliant vehicles.
 
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Large Spark-Ignited Forklift Regulation and Proposed Forklift Electrification
The current LSI regulation requires owners of 4 or more propane, natural gas, gasoline and electric forklifts, and 4 or more sweepers/scrubbers, industrial tow tractors, and airport ground support equipment to meet NOx emissions requirements, and to report and label this equipment online. CARB is now proposing a new regulation to replace all non-electric forklifts with electric forklifts between 2025 and 2040. This will affect all owners of 1 or more propane, gasoline or natural gas forklift 12,000# lift capacity or less. Diesel forklifts may also be included.
 
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Portable Engine Regulations; Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) Fleet Average, and Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP)
CARB’s has two portable engine regulations. CARB’s Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP) regulation provides for statewide permitting of portable engines and equipment to allow more flexibility to operate this equipment in multiple air districts within California. CARB also has a regulation that affects the overall fleet particulate Matter (PM) emissions levels either by older engine phase-out or PM fleet emissions average. These two regulations underwent extensive revisions on 11/30/2018 that include a schedule for the phase out of older engines over the next several years.