Proposed Amendments to OHRV Regulations
CARB staff is proposing amendments to California’s OHRV regulations that would:
- End certification of new red sticker vehicles starting in 2022
- End seasonal riding restrictions for existing red sticker vehicles starting in 2025
- Establish new exhaust and evaporative emissions standards for OHRV starting in 2020.
Under this proposal, California's standards for off-highway motorcycles will be identical to U.S. EPA from 2020 through 2026 for evaporative controls and 2022 through 2027 for exhaust controls. Aligning with federal standards will reduce emissions while helping to ensure adequate model availability while the industry transitions from the red sticker program. After this transitional period, all OHRV will be subject to California-specific standards that are more stringent than federal standards but are technically feasible and cost effective. The proposal is estimated to reduce OHRV emissions by more than 50 percent in 2040.