Knowledge Center for the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation
This page last reviewed April 29, 2013
In December 2011, major amendments to the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation, which include delaying the first compliance date to no earlier than January 1, 2014, became effective. The changes to the regulation are reflected in the fact sheets, advisories, and answers to frequently asked questions below.
- Requirements in Effect Now - Enforcement and
- Advisory 377: Limits on Idling
- Advisory 378: Dealer/Seller Disclosure
- Advisory 391: Written Idling Policy
- Advisory 394: Reporting Vehicles
- Advisory 414: Enforcement Delay
- Advisory 12-02: Annual Reporting for Large Fleets Due March 1, 2012
- Advisory 12-08: New Labeling Requirements Effective January 1, 2013
- Advisory 12-25: On-Road Vehicles with Two Engines Were Required to Report by March 1, 2012 (This is an updated version of the old advisory 12-02 B)
Free Training Seminars
- Course 504: In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation Training
- Register to attend a free training class. New classes will be added soon.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Applicability Flow Chart: Determine if your vehicle is covered under the Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation.
- General Applicability: Determine if your vehicles are exempt due to the personal use, snow removal, job corps, or other exemptions.
- Agricultural Equipment: Equipment used in agricultural operations may have special exemptions in the regulation.
- Electric Ground Support Equipment (GSE) at Airports: Electric GSE at airports may be reported for partial credit towards the emissions requirements.
- Portable Equipment: Self-propelled off-road diesel vehicles that may require registration as portable equipment.
- Rail and Track Equipment: How to determine if your rail or track vehicle is covered by the regulation.
- Two-Engine Vehicles: How to determine which regulation applies to both engines of two-engine vehicles, including those with an on-road engine.
- Workover Rigs: How to determine if your rig is considered a workover rig in the off-road regulation.
- Yard Trucks: How to determine which regulation applies to your yard truck.
- Emission Factors: Explanation of emission factors, fleet averages, and sample calculations.
- Fleet Portions: Explanation of fleet portions and how they report and comply.
- Fleet Size - Private Fleets: How to determine fleet size for privately owned fleets.
- Fleet Size - Public Fleets: How to determine fleet size for federal, state and local agencies.
- Horsepower: Explanation of maximum horsepower and how it can be determined.
- Model Year: Explanation of engine model year and how it can be determined.
- Requirements and Compliance Questions
- Adding Vehicles: Requirements and restrictions on adding vehicles to a fleet.
- Annual Reporting: Explanation of annual reporting requirements for all fleets.
- Captive Attainment Area Fleets: Explanation of compliance and reporting for fleets in the areas of the state with the cleanest air.
- Changing Fleet Size: Explanation of the compliance requirements and dates for fleets that change size (e.g., small to medium/large or large to small/medium, etc.)
- Compliance Overview: Overview of off-road regulation requirements, including those in effect now and future requirements.
- Emergency Use: Emergency use vehicles may be exempt from some aspects of the off-road regulation.
- Idling Policy Guidance: Information on what fleets should include in their written idling policies.
- Labeling Vehicles: Requirements for EIN labeling on vehicles, including label specifications.
- Low-use Vehicles: Explanation of the low-use provisions, and how fleets may utilize these provisions to reduce compliance requirements.
- Manufacturer Delays: What to do if equipment needed for compliance is delayed.
- New Fleets: Requirements for fleets newly formed in-state or a fleet that enters California.
- Potential Fines: Description of potential fines for noncompliance and where fine money goes.
- Rental/Leased Equipment: How to incorporate rental/leased equipment into the off-road regulation.
- ROAR: Requirements for submitting Responsible Official Affirmations of Reporting (ROARs).
- Vehicles Used for Parts: Vehicles used for parts may be exempt from some regulatory requirements.
- Diesel Emission Control Systems (DECS)/Retrofit Devices
- Conditionally Verified DECS: Use of conditionally verified Diesel Emission Control Strategies for compliance with the off-road regulation.
- Credit for VDECS: Explanation of the credit available in the regulation for installing verified retrofits.
- DECS/Retrofit Devices: Explanation of what a DECS/Retrofit Device is and how they work.
- Excess PM VDECS Credit Provisions: How to install extra or early VDECS under either the off-road or truck and bus regulation to generate excess credits for the other regulation.
- Interim Visibility Policy: Explanation of how the interim visibility policy interacts with the off-road requirements
- Using Unverified Exhaust Retrofits: What to do if you are using an unverified exhaust retrofit.
- VDECS Removal: What happens if a VDECS fails and/or is removed.
- On-road Engines and Off-road Vehicles
- Loan Guarantee/Incentive Programs
DOORS User Guides
The User Guides for DOORS are currently being updated. Once updates on a specific user guide is completed, they will be posted here. Please check back regularly for the user guide you're searching for.
- Initial Reporting
- User guides for this category are coming soon.
|The forms below are to be used to either request updates to information in a fleet's DOORS account that is not available for the fleet owner to update directly, or to submit information to ARB to complete annual reporting requirements.|
- Request for a Change in DOORS Information
- Contact Information: Use this form to request changes to your fleet's contact information, including a request for a new username/password.
- Transferring a Fleet or Fleet Portion: Use this form to transfer ownership of a fleet or fleet portion in DOORS (i.e., after purchase/acquisition of a fleet or fleet portion).
- Adding a Vehicle with a Blocked EIN: Use this form to request to add a vehicle with an existing EIN to your fleet when the previous owner has not sold the vehicle in DOORS.
- Vehicle/Engine Information Changes for a Previously Reported Vehicle: Use this form to request changes to vehicle or engine information originally reported by a previous owner (i.e., the vehicle was purchased with an existing EIN, but some of the vehicle or engine information is incorrect).
- Annual Reporting Forms
- Responsible Official Affirmation of Reporting (ROAR): Required for large fleets beginning March 1, 2012.
- Hour Meter Reading Log for Designated Low-Use Vehicles Operated Inside and Outside of California: Required for large fleets beginning March 1, 2012 for vehicles designated as low-use that operate both inside and outside of California.
- Hour Meter Reading Log for Vehicles Designated as Agricultural: Required for large fleets beginning March 1, 2012 for vehicles designated as agricultural (used for agricultural purposes 51-99% of the time).
(All documents are provided in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) unless otherwise indicated.)