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Petition No. 2002-08

LCB File No. R102-02

Date Received by Commission: 06/21/2002

Summary: Air Quality Heavy Duty Diesel Opacity Standards

Current Status: Codification completed by LCB on 12/18/2002

Nevada Administrative Code: 445B.400 to 445B.775

Permanent Adoption/Hearing: 09/11/2002

Temporary Adoption: N/A

Effective/Filed: 10/18/2002

Codified by LCB: 12/18/2002

Petitioner: NDEP / Bureau of Air Quality Planning

Description of Petition:

Petition 2002-08 (LCB R102-02) is a permanent amendment to NAC 445B.737 to 445B.774, the vehicle emission control program. The amendments tighten the heavy/duty motor vehicle opacity standards; requires equipment to have the built/in capacity to adjust for altitude and ambient conditions; increases the number of model years to which the standards are applicable; exempts those engine families that have been exempted by California and requires vehicle owners to replace missing emission control labels. The amendments also clarify wavier provisions and align the heavy/duty gasoline vehicle tampering provisions with the existing Nevada annual emission program. Amended is NAC 445B.739, 445B.7665, 445B.767, 445B.768, and 445B.774. NAC 445B.7655 is repealed.

Annotated History of the Petition:

Petition 2002-08 received as a permanent petition from BAQP on 6/21/2002; submitted to LCB for drafting on 6/24/2002; before SEC on 9/11/2002 for adoption; adopted by SEC and submitted to LCB on 9/13/2002 for filing with Secretary of State. Filed with Secretary of State on 10/18/2002. Codification completed by LCB on 12/18/2002.

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