Solid Waste Collection Vehicle Regulation
The Solid Waste Collection Vehicle (SWCV) regulation was adopted by the Board in 2004. All SWCVs, except for certain low-use vehicles, were required to have particulate matter (PM) filters installed by December 31, 2010. In January 2019, the Board approved amendments to the SWCV regulation. The amended regulation continues to apply to 2006 model year and older engines in garbage roll-off and garbage packer trucks. Reporting of these trucks is now mandatory and the information will be used to minimize the chance for unnecessary registration delays at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
The approved amendments also added requirements specific to certain specialized on-road diesel-fueled Heavy Cranes with a single engine. Heavy Cranes, as defined in the SWCV regulation do not include most cranes mounted on standard truck chassis like truck mounted derricks, sideboom cranes, concrete pump trucks, loader cranes, knuckle-boom cranes, or tow trucks. Heavy Cranes will need to phase-in 2010 or newer model year engines from 2019 to 2027 or comply with the alternative model year schedule. The phase-in schedule provides that as of January 1, 2022, 50% of the Heavy Crane fleet must meet the upgrade requirement, which increases at 10% per year until January 1, 2027 when 100% of the fleet must meet the upgrade requirement.