Large Entity Reporting
Large Entity One-Time Reporting Requirement
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted a regulation in June 2020 that has a one-time reporting requirement for large entities that operate or dispatch vehicles with a manufacturer’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) greater than 8,500 lbs. in California. It includes medium duty vehicles like vans and ¾-ton pickups such as the F250 or Ram 2500 and heavier vehicles of all configurations and fuel types, but does not apply to lighter vehicles like cars and light duty pickups.
CARB submitted the Advanced Clean Trucks regulation to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) for review and approval on January 29, 2021, and OAL approved the regulation on March 15, 2021. In light of the relatively short time period between OAL’s approval of the regulation and the April 1, 2021 deadline to report the above mentioned information, CARB is providing affected entities the compliance flexibility to report applicable information through the CARB Large Entity Reporting portal by May 1, 2021.
Does this apply to me?
You have to report if in 2019 your entity operated a facility in California and meets any of the following criteria:
Reporting is not required for:
How do I report?
If your entity is subject to reporting, and you would like to begin the reporting process please proceed to the Large Entity One-Time Reporting System page.
Is there guidance on what I need to report?
To assist with identifying if you need to report and what specific information you will need, please review:
Introduction and Reporting Walk Through (training video)
Module 1 - Regulatory Background and Applicability (training video)
Module 2 - Downloading and Using the Reporting Form (training video)
Module 3 - How to Complete the Form (training video)
Module 4 - Submitting the Form (training video)
Reporting Spreadsheet Form: Troubleshooting and Tips (training video)
If you need further assistance, please contact us by email.
Reporting Spreadsheet Form: Troubleshooting and Tips
The Advanced Clean Trucks regulation was approved by the Board on June 25, 2020 and has two main components, a manufacturers Zero Emission Vehicle sales requirement and a one-time reporting requirement for large entities and fleets. Promoting the development and use of advanced clean trucks will help CARB achieve its emission reduction strategies as outlined in the State Implementation Plan, Sustainable Freight Action Plan, Senate Bill 350, and Assembly Bill 32.
The purpose of this reporting is to collect information about how vehicles are being operated by individual fleets and entities. CARB staff already has all available information about general vehicle usage patterns for different body types, but these sources are primarily statewide averages and do not have sufficient details about individual fleet operations. The reporting questions were developed with participation from a wide range of interested parties and were crafted in a manner to provide flexibility for vehicle owners in how to use existing information to complete reporting.
The information is necessary to determine where zero-emission vehicles are suitable now, what the barriers are and what vehicle characteristics are necessary to meet different fleet needs. This information will support future measures to reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen, fine particulate matter, other criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants, and greenhouse gases from vehicles.
CARB is developing a medium and heavy-duty zero-emission fleet regulation with the goal of achieving a zero-emission truck and bus California fleet by 2045 everywhere feasible and significantly earlier for certain market segments such as last mile delivery and drayage applications. For more information on the Advanced Clean Fleets regulation, please visit the Advance Clean Fleets webpage linked below.