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The first-of-its-kind Advanced Clean Fleets regulation was approved on September 29, 2023, by the Office of Administrative law after being formally adopted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in the spring.Compliance requirements for High Priority Fleets begin January 1, 2024, with reporting deadlines starting February 1, 2024.Fleet owners and operators qualify as having a High Priority Fleet if they own, operate, or direct at least one medium- or heavy-duty vehicle in California and have either $50 million or more in gross annual revenue or operate 50 or more vehicles.Ag Council President Emily Rooney said, “We know this will be challenging for our impacted members. We want to ensure our members are provided with the resources to have their questions answered, so they can take proactive steps to comply.”CARB recently unveiled resources to provide more information and tools to assist fleet operators in California determine how their fleets will be impacted by the regulation.Advanced Clean Fleets CalculatorCARB launched the Advanced Clean Fleets Calculator as a tool to help fleet owners and operators determine whether their fleet will fall within the regulation. The calculator may also be used to determine the most suitable compliance option for a fleet. Click HERE here to utilize the calculator. October 18 WebinarCARB also announced the Advanced Clean Fleets Regulation Training Webinar to be held on October 18, 2023 at 9 a.m. (Pacific). In the first of several online training webinars, CARB staff will answer questions from California fleet owners and operators and provide clarity on compliance pathways, exemptions, registration and more.To register for the webinar, click HEREParticipants are invited to submit questions prior to the webinar by October 11, 2023.

BackgroundThe Advanced Clean Fleets regulation is part of the state’s effort to meet California’s health-based air quality standards and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, as well as Governor Newsom’s goal to attain 100 percent zero-emission transportation – where feasible – by 2045.Please click HERE to review CARB’s responses to frequently asked questions about Advanced Clean Fleets in a searchable format.