Manufacturers of fuel-fired heaters may request that an Approval Letter be issued to signify that all applicable requirements have been met. Approval Letters may be issued when sufficient information has been submitted and reviewed.
Cover Letter: A letter addressed to the chief of the ECARS Division. This letter must request an Approval Letter for the fuel-fired heater and include a statement of compliance in regards to the idling requirements set forth in 13 CCR 1956.8(a)(6)(D) and 13 CCR 2485(c)(3)(B), and the LEV II ULEV emissions standards in 13 CCR 1961(a)(1).
Brief overview of heater operation – general description of how the heater functions
Testing information and results – date, location, tested heater identification, emissions results
List of heater models – make, model, etc. and heating capacity
Labeling Information: Manufacturers of fuel-fired heaters are not required to affix emissions labels to their products; however, if a manufacturer voluntarily elects to identify a heater as approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), then it is requested that label schematics or photos be submitted for review to ensure that inaccurate claims are not made. In particular, equipment for which Approval Letters are issued must be described as “Approved” rather than “Certified”.
Certification Fees: The certification fee invoice must be submitted with the application before the application review process can begin. Please review the details on the certification fee webpage.