The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has released the final report and a staff report on the Proposed Identification of Diesel Exhaust as a Toxic Air Contaminant (TAC). The ARB will conduct a public hearing on the proposed identification of diesel exhaust as a TAC on 30-31 July 1998 in Sacramento, California.

The ARB staff prepared a proposed regulation identifying diesel exhaust as a TAC with no identified exposure level. No control measures for diesel exhaust are proposed for adoption at this hearing. If diesel exhaust is listed as a TAC, a report on the need for control measures to reduce diesel emissions will be developed. A ban on diesel fuel or diesel fueled engines would not be considered in the needs assessment process.

Copies of the regulatory text may be requested from the ARB's Public Information Office, (916) 322-2990. Related documents are also available on CARB's website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/diesel/diesel.htm.

Source: California ARB