Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation - Snow Removal Vehicle Exemptions
What is the intermittent snow removal vehicle exemption?
This exemption allows a fleet owner to exclude an intermittent snow removal vehicle from the California fleet without affecting compliance until 2030. This exemption applies to fleets using the Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Purchase Schedule, or the ZEV Milestones Option.
What is the difference between dedicated and intermittent snow removal vehicles?
A dedicated snow removal vehicle is a vehicle that has permanently affixed snow removal equipment such as a snow blower or auger and are operated exclusively to remove snow from public roads, private roads, or other paths to allow on-road vehicle access.
An intermittent snow removal vehicle operates as snowplows during part of the year and are equipped with a detachable snowplow or snow blower mounting attachment and a control system for the plow or blower.
Do I have to report a dedicated snow removal vehicle or apply for an exemption?
No, dedicated snow removal vehicles are excluded from the Advanced Clean Fleets regulation and do not need to be reported as part of the California fleet.
How do I request that my vehicle be designated as an intermittent snow removal vehicle?
Fleet owners must report intermittent snow removal vehicles in the Truck Regulation Upload, Compliance and Reporting System (TRUCRS) like any other truck, and select “None” as the compliance option. Then the owner must email TRUCRS@arb.ca.gov a copy of vehicle specifications sheets from the manufacturers showing that the vehicle meets the definition of intermittent snow removal vehicle or submit legible digital photographs of the following at https://air.arb.ca.gov/edvr:
- VIN/GVWR label (typically located on the driver side door or door jamb), and
- License plate with driver side of the vehicle visible, and
- Entire left side of the vehicle with doors closed showing the vehicle’s body configuration, and
- Entire right side of the vehicle with doors closed showing the vehicle’s body configuration, and
- The plow mounting attachment and control system; or traction material spreader attachment and control system; or the de-icing system attachment and control system.
After reviewing the information, California Air Resources Board staff will update the vehicle compliance status in TRUCRS to reflect the vehicle is recognized for the intermittent snow removal vehicle extension.