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California Low Emission Vehicle Program (Withdrawn)

Information and links to documents about the regulation to control emissions from light-duty automobiles.

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This proposed rule, which was withdrawn from consideration before adoption, would have required all vehicles sold in Texas beginning with model year 2007 to meet California Low-Emission Vehicle II standards.


Area affected: Statewide
Start date: Model year 2007
Applicability period: Year-round
Source type: On-road Mobile Source
Emissions targeted: Nitrogen oxides (NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
Rule/Citation: Proposed to Ch. 4, Subch. E, Div. 2
Description: These rules were intended to reduce emissions of NOx and VOCs by adopting the California LEV II program to be effective throughout the State of Texas. To comply with these California LEV II rules, manufacturers and dealers would have needed to ensure that motor vehicles manufactured for sale, lease, and use in the State of Texas, beginning with model year 2007, meet the California LEV II standards as adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in Title 13, California Code of Regulations (13 CCR).

The commission did not vote to adopt or reject these proposed rules. Instead, on May 31, 2000, the commission voted to adopt a motion that the state would follow the federal Tier II motor vehicle standards and to accept commitments from the automobile industry to voluntarily install California evaporative emission-control equipment on new automobiles sold in Texas and to encourage the early introduction of advanced-technology vehicles into Texas.

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SIP Narrative and Related Rules

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This section contains downloadable documents containing the containing the revisions to the SIP, including the narrative and appendixes, and revisions to the I/M rules, including the preamble and revised rules.

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David Serrins
Air Quality Division
Phone: 512/239-1954

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