The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has proposed amendments to the state’s Low Emission Vehicle program to match changes made by the State of California, as required by the federal Clean Air Act. (Public Comment Period Closed)
The Department has proposed revisions to Delaware’s Low Emission Vehicle Program regulations (7 DE Admin. Code 1140) to update to the adoption by reference of California’s Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) III and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) standards.
These amendments clarify the “deemed to comply” provision to continue to hold true for the federal GHG vehicle standards adopted in 2012 for light-duty vehicles for the model years 2021-2025. If the federal GHG standards are weakened by the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed SAFE vehicles rule, the automobile manufacturers will be required to continue to meet the 2012 federal GHG vehicle standards in order to be deemed in compliance with Delaware’s regulations.
Lisa A. Vest
Emergency Order 2018-A-0072 (December 27, 2018)
Secretary’s Order No. 2019-A-0018 — Extension of Emergency Order 2018-A-0072 (December 27, 2018)
Secretary’s Order No. 2019-A-0017 — Approving Final Regulations to Amend 7 DE Admin. Code 1140: Delaware Low Emission Vehicle (“LEV”) Program
(Hearing Officer’s Report included)