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The California Air Resources Board recently mailed out a very important notice. This news directly affects all small off-road engines and fuel tanks used on those engines and equipment. These important regulatory changes are briefly summarized below and are discussed in Mail-Out 15-01.

ARB will require fuel tank permeation data or an evaporation component Executive Order number to be submitted as part of a certification application for all SORE equipment using engines with displacement greater than 80 cc beginning with the 2017 model year. This will allow SORE manufacturers time to certify fuel tanks and reference Executive Order numbers of certified fuel tanks in their certification applications.

For more information regarding this issue, or if you feel this may affect you, please contact Mark Celio.