Dear American Trucking Association Member:
We wanted to update you on two recent and significant announcements out of California regarding pending regulations that affect fleets who operate in the state.
1. Advanced Clean Fleets Enforcement Stay
Following discussions between the California Trucking Association and the California Air Resources Board, CARB agreed to allow flexibility for fleets in reporting their California vehicles as required by the regulation. Under this agreement, fleets can voluntarily register their trucks under the program but will not be mandated to do so unless or until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grants a waiver for the Advanced Clean Fleets rule. A waiver determination from EPA is not expected for months, and could take up to a year.
Under this agreement:
- CARB has agreed not to enforce the reporting or registration requirements of the ACF as it applies to high priority fleets and drayage until a waiver determination is issued by EPA. “High priority” fleets are defined in the regulation as those with $50 million or more in revenue or operating 50 or more trucks.
- Fleets may voluntarily report and apply for flexibility provisions.
- CARB reserves the right to take enforcement action to remove internal combustion trucks added after January 1, 2024 that would not otherwise be in compliance with the ACF.
- CTA will continue to move forward with its litigation against the ACF.
- CARB will publish a detailed enforcement advisory in the coming days.
2. California Clean Truck Check Registration Extended
CARB is extending the Clean Truck Check reporting deadline to January 31, 2024, allowing vehicle owners additional time to complete their initial fleet reporting and meet the 2023 $30 compliance fee for each truck. Vehicles must be registered in the California Clean Truck Check, Vehicle Inspection System (CTC-VIS) portal.
CARB is planning to hold a training webinar on the database on January 9, 2024 from 1:30pm to 5:00pm PST.