The Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) reports that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed an effective date of September 1, 2010, for the adoption of Section 95550 in Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations.
This regulation will require automotive service providers to check and inflate the tires of each passenger car brought in for service to its recommended tire pressure rating. This will be required in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from underinflated tires.
Among the requirements automotive service providers will be expected to meet are checking and inflating each vehicle’s tires to the recommended tire pressure rating at the time of performing any automotive maintenance or repair service, as well as indicating on the vehicle service invoice that a tire inflation service was completed.
On March 19, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) disapproved the CARB’s proposed adoption of Section 95550. The OAL cited the CARB’s failure to comply with the clarity and necessity standards of Government Code section 11349, a failure to follow the required procedure, and the fact the regulatory file did not contain all required documents. These requirements have since been met.
For questions related to the CARB regulation, contact Theresa Anderson at 916-445-2159, or by e-mail at [email protected].
Following is a summary of the requirements and compliance deadlines necessary for all automotive service providers in California. A full copy of the regulation can be obtained by contacting AMRA at [email protected], or by calling (703) 532-2027.