UPDATE: CARB sends VW letter on proposed recall plan
For immediate release
SACRAMENTO - As the result of submissions by VW over the past week, CARB sent VW America a letter indicating that it would act on the proposed recall plan on or before January 14, 2016.
The letter follows below, and can be found at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/vw_info/vw_diesel_info.htm
December 18, 2015
Executive Vice President Public Affairs and General Counsel
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
2200 Ferdinand Porsche Drive
Herndon, Virginia 20171
Subject: Volkswagen 2.0 L Recall Plan Submission
Dear Mr. Geanacopoulos:
As a result of Volkswagen Group of America’s (VW) continued submission of additional significant information and data to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as part of VW’s proposed 2.0L influenced emission recall plan (Title 13, Cal. Code Regs. § 2113) --- including information VW submitted in writing on December 14, 2015, and verbally as recently as December 16, 2015 --- CARB plans to act on your proposed 2.0L influenced emission recall plan on or before January 14, 2016.
Mr. Stuart Johnson, on behalf of VW, discussed this issue with me earlier this week. Please confirm in writing to me, no later than noon Pacific Time, Monday, December 21, 2015, that VW has no objection to CARB’s planned response date of on or before January 14, 2016.
As you know, VW submitted a December 15, 2015, request for an extension to submit VW’s supplemental, proposed 2.0L influenced emission recall plan to CARB. CARB will also respond to this extension request on or before January 14, 2016.
If you have any questions, I can be reached at (626) 450-6150.
Annette Hebert, Chief
Emissions Compliance, Automotive Regulations, and Science Division