AG truck registration reopened until January 31st, 2014
California Air Resources Board has reopened the registration and reporting of AG truck use, with specific limitations on mileage and engine age. This new registration period ends on January 31, 2014, so time is short to register AG trucks under this program; annual reporting is required, as with previously reported trucks.
Due to changes needed to the CARB online system,it is advised that the anyone taking advantage of registering their AG vehicles for any of the compliance options submit it in writing using the paper forms (link here, please bookmark for future reporting use). Make and keep a copy of what is mailed to CARB. CARB will enter the data and will send the vehicle owner a TRUCRS identification that they can use for future reporting online.
If you are opting into the Ag Vehicle mileage extension for the first time, you will need to provide your vehicle information for your fleet as it existed on January 1, 2011 and will need to report your January 1, 2011, January 1, 2012, January 1, 2013 and January 1, 2014 odometer readings to show that you have met the requirements of this extension. The number of agricultural vehicle extensions in 2011 cannot be higher than the number of trucks in the fleet on January 1, 2009, and cannot increase in subsequent years. You may need to report information about vehicles that are no longer part of the current fleet to establish the 2009 baseline. If you will be close to meeting the mileage threshold, wait until January 1st to register as you need to include your 2014 odometer reading. If you will have low mileage in December that will not impact you staying under the mileage threshold in 2014, then you can report your 2014 mileage in December 2013.
It is important to note that the 2011, 2012, and 2013 odometer readings must meet the AG mileage thresholds. If you opt into the 10,000 mile per year threshold then you what you report must not exceed 10,000 for each of those years (2011, 2012, 2013). Likewise, if you pick the higher mileage option that terminates on 2017, you must not exceed those mileage thresholds for 2011, 2012 or 2013. Those annual mileage limits are 25,000 miles/year for 2006 engine model year or newer; 20,000 miles/year for 1996 -2005 engine model year; and 15,000 miles for 1995 and older.
The regular Low-Use compliance option that is currently 1,000 miles/year is going to be increased to 5,000 mile/year. So folks might be able to use that option for trucks bought after 1/1/09. This Low-Use option is not part of the AG Vehicle Extension option, it is just part of the basic truck and bus rule. So AG stickers or not used on trucks that register as Low-Use.
NOx Exempt Areas
CARB is proposing to expand the NOx exempt counties. This option requires that you drive only in these designated counties and delays until 1/1/15 the first requirements to install a PM filter. Here is the link to a fact sheet on the NOx exempt option.
The original NOx exempt counties were: Alpine, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Monterey, Plumas, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Northern Sonoma, Tehama, Trinity and Yuba.
The county’s proposed to be defined as NOx exempt counties include: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Inyo, Eastern Kern, Mariposa, Mono, Nevada, Eastern Riverside, Northeastern San Bernardino, Eastern Solano, Sutter, Tuolumne and Yolo.
AG & NE Stickers
Under the California Air Resources Board Truck and Bus Rule, diesel trucks that are identified on the reporting forms as being agricultural vehicles must be identified.
Owners must affix labels or paint an AG identification on their qualified diesel vehicles .
Truck owners must permanently affix or paint an AG identification label on the right and left door of each limited-mileage and specialty agricultural diesel vehicle in their fleet. Two stickers are required per truck.
We also have the NE stickers available for NOX exempt vehicles. See air quality rules for applicability to your vehicle in the Monterey County region (link).
Under CA Air Resources Board regulations, all AG vehicles must have 2013 mileage reported on-line by January 31, 2014. See links below.
How to Purchase
Monterey County Farm Bureau members may contact the MCFB office to obtain AG and NE stickers.
1 set of 2 for $5.00 each -- while supplies last
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