Air Resources Board Looking to Require LSI Equipment Reports

Large Spark Ignition (LSI) equipment registration is being revisited by the Air Resource Board.  ARB held a workshop at the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to present proposed regulations regarding forklifts and other LSI equipment.  The main focus of the proposed regulation is focused on the governor’s order to reduce fuel usage by 40% by 2030, as well as Cal EPA’s new air standard of .065 ppm.  The plan includes the promotion of electric forklifts and other non-fossil equipment to help attain the EPA standard.  A major component of the proposed regulation is to include mandatory LSI equipment registration, which would include the total number of hours of use during the year.  With that information, ARB would be able to calculate the amount of emissions that are being given off by conventional gasoline/diesel powered equipment.  To report the hours of use, ARB hopes that it can be set up on the same reporting system as the Diesel Off-road On-line Reporting System (DOORS) that is required for all diesel trucks.  The details of the proposed regulations are still being developed and there is still time to find exemptions that Ag will be able to take advantage of.  We will keep you updated when more information becomes available.