CARB pushes SmartWay registration deadline to Aug. 1

| 6/29/2011

A July 1 deadline for large fleet owners to register with CARB’s Greenhouse Gas Rule has been delayed 30 days.

As recently as mid-June, CARB reminded truck owners with fleets of 21 or more trailers who wanted more time to comply with the state Greenhouse Gas Rule that they would need to submit their plans by July 1.

No more.

CARB announced Tuesday morning that it was pushing the registration deadline to Aug. 1.

Registering by the deadline allows large fleet owners the option of phasing-in compliant trailers over five years instead of complying with the Greenhouse Gas Rule, also known as the SmartWay Rule, by July 2013.

CARB has estimated that the rule will cut 33 million metric tons of CO2 emissions nationally and will save about 3 billion gallons of diesel. Fleets with fewer than 21 trailers must register by July 2012 if they want additional compliance time.

More information is available at CARB’s website, or OOIDA’s regulatory page.