The reporting deadline is January 31st of the current year.
CARB has issued a reminder fact sheet, a portion of which is set out below for your review.
Who Needs to Report?
- Vehicle owners that have already reported must update vehicle and owner information as it changes, including replacing vehicles or adding particulate matter filters.
- All owners using mileage-based flexibility options must report the vehicle's January 1 odometer reading from as close to January 1, as possible by January 31 each year to continue using the extension. In addition, you must re-select the option you want to use. Mileage records will be requested if there has been a period of non-compliance and may be for other reasons. Odometer photos may be required.
- Please note that the ability to select flexibility options is disabled if required information (such as correct odometer readings for mileage-based options) is missing or the vehicle is not eligible to use the provision.
- If your contact information is out of date, you may be redirected to your company information page when attempting to navigate to the vehicle information or compliance tabs and will be required to update it before being allowed to update vehicle information.
Impact of Lawsuit
In 2014, CARB staff amended the Truck and Bus regulation to provide additional time for vehicle owners to come into compliance and extend and expand credits for fleet owners that already invested in compliance. CTA/Lawson sued CARB in Fresno County Superior Court to void the 2014 amendments. In 2018 the court ruled in favor of Lawson and CTA ordering CARB to set aside the regulation's 2014 amendments. Due to the court's ruling, flexibility options that could be claimed before the CTA/Lawson v. CARB decision became final in 2018 will not be available or may have different eligibility criteria.
Fact sheets and regulatory documents are being updated, and will be available at: www.arb.ca.gov/dieseltruck.
DMV Registration Information
Starting in 2020, the DMV will only allow vehicles compliant with the Truck and Bus regulation to be registered. We are providing this notification to ensure that you report needed information to CARB for vehicles you own. Failure to report required information or incorrectly reported vehicle or engine information could delay California DMV registration. CARB has had the authority to place registration holds since 2007 and continues to place these on non-compliant vehicles as an ongoing element of our enforcement programs. Flexibility options and incentive funding is available for eligible vehicles and vehicle owners. See specific details and compliance summary chart here.