Attention Contractors! New Diesel Truck Smoke Testing Rules Proposed!

Urgent Action Needed Now!

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has issued new draft regulation for the Periodic Smoke Inspection Program (PSIP) which will be costly and burdensome to the Construction Industry. The deadline for early comments prior to preparation of the Board package is this Friday, February 2nd. Once the Board package is released changes are less likely.

Attached are a draft copy of the proposed regulation and a CIAQC summary of the most onerous requirements. Please review them for their impact on your diesel truck fleet.

In short, this proposal extends the reporting requirements to thousands trucks and fleets that have not previously been required to report. In addition it creates conflicts with CARB and DMV data that could create administrative violations due to inconsistent reporting.

It is important that contractors contact CARB to protest this approach to the smoke testing program.

Review the impact on your fleet and submit comments on the costs and administrative burdens to CARB at jason.hillfalkenthal@arb.ca.gov

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