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Proposed Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines

The Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to amend 6 NYCRR Part 218 and 6 NYCRR Section 200.9 to incorporate California's latest greenhouse gas (GHG) standards, which were adopted by California on December 12, 2018, into New York's existing low emission vehicle (LEV) program. The proposed amendment clarifies the deemed to comply provision for model years 2021-2025, which allows vehicle manufacturers to demonstrate compliance with federal GHG standards in lieu of California's more stringent standards. The deemed to comply provision is being revised in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's stated intent to freeze and roll back existing GHG standards for model years 2021-2025. Further, the Department proposes to submit the Part 218 as well as the revisions to Part 200 to EPA as a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York State. Please see also Emergency Adoption Part 218, Emission Standards for Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Engines.

Written comments are accepted through 5:00 pm March 18, 2019 and should be directed to:

Jeff Marshall, P.E.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Resources
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-3255
Phone: (518) 402-8292
E-mail: Air.Regs@dec.ny.gov


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