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CARB Alert From Don Amador for Feb. 27 Meeting in So Cal - Impacts to Off-Road Racing Motorcycles


 

Matt Rodriguez

Secretary for Environmental Protection

February 7, 2014

Air Resources Board

Mary D. Nichols, Chairman

1001 I Street • P.O. Box 2815 Sacramento, California 95812 • www.arb.ca.gov

Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Governor

TO: All Interested Parties

SUBJECT: PUBLIC WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS THE OWNER USAGE SURVEY AND EMISSIONS TESTING ELEMENTS OF ARB’S ASSESSMENT OF OFF-HIGHWAY MOTORCYCLES

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The Air Resources Board (ARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop to discuss the owner usage survey and emissions testing elements of our assessment of off- highway motorcycles (OHMC). The goal of the assessment is to better understand how exhaust and evaporative emissions from OHMCs, in particular red-sticker vehicles, can be reduced. As part of this assessment, California State University, Sacramento will conduct an on-line owner survey to gather information on vehicle characteristics, usage, and activity. Information from the survey will help with determining the number and types of vehicles to be tested. The emissions test plan will describe the methodology and details of the exhaust and evaporative emissions testing to be performed. Draft copies of the owner usage survey questionnaire and emissions test plan will be posted on ARB’s website on February 21, 2014. The owner usage survey, emissions test plan, and an update on the timing of the red sticker OHMC assessment will be discussed at the workshop.

The workshop will consist of a one hour presentation by staff, followed by a question and answer session. After the workshop, a laboratory tour will be offered to participants that wish to visit ARB’s Haagen-Smit Laboratory motorcycle evaporative and exhaust emission test cells.

The energy challenge facing California is real. Every Californian needs to take immediate action to reduce energy consumption. For a list of simple ways you can reduce demand and cut your energy costs, see our website: http://www.arb.ca.gov.

California Environmental Protection Agency

Printed on Recycled Paper

All Interested Parties February 7, 2014 Page 2

The workshop will be held at the following time and location:

Date: February 27, 2014

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: California Air Resources Board Annex 3, Conference Room 100

9460 Telstar Ave. El Monte, CA 91731

The laboratory tour will begin immediately after the workshop from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

An audio conference line and webinar will be set up to accommodate those who are unable to attend in person. The workshop agenda, call-in details, directions, parking information, OHMC test plan, survey questions, and an electronic copy of the staff presentation will be posted by February 21, 2014 on ARB’s website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/offroad/orrec/orrec.htm.

The workshop location is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need special accommodation or have language needs, please contact Andrea McStocker at
(916) 322-3966 as soon as possible. TTY/TDD Speech-to-Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.

If you cannot attend the workshop, and have technical comments or questions regarding the content that will be discussed, please contact Sherry Zhang at (626) 350-6400 or via email at szhang@arb.ca.gov or James Watson at (916) 327-1282 or via email at jwatson@arb.ca.gov. If you have difficulties accessing the conference call on the day of the workshop, please call (916) 327-0900.

cc: James Watson
Monitoring and Laboratory Division

Sherry Zhang
Monitoring and Laboratory Division

Andrea McStocker
Monitoring and Laboratory Division

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bcc: Michael Benjamin, MLD George Poppic, Legal

Manjit Ahuja, MLD
Cassie Lopina, MLD Whitney Okabayashi, MLD Pippin Mader, MLD 


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