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The California Air Resources Board plans to host two events related to the In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation, which requires fleets with 25-horsepower engines or greater to meet fleet average targets for specific emissions, or retrofit or repower a percentage of the fleets’ horsepower per year.


On Friday, December 19, 2008, a workshop will be held in Sacramento, California, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. to discuss proposed modifications to the off-road regulation, including an extension of the early double credit deadline for the installation of verified diesel emission control strategies (VDECS). 


For those interested in an off-road training seminar, one will be held in Sacramento on Monday, December 22, 2008, to assist fleet owners with their compliance efforts. The seminar is free and will provide information on the regulation and how to comply, a discussion of record keeping and vehicle labeling requirements, a review of available exhaust retrofits, and information about grant opportunities.


Participants will also have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with providers of exhaust retrofits. Following the general training session, fleet owners can meet with ARB staff and obtain training on the Diesel Off-Road On-Line Reporting System (DOORS). These individual free trainings are by appointment only.


For other questions, contact Elizabeth Yura at (916) 323-2397 or