CARB Adopts Tractor Requirements

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) adopted requirements this week to replace 12,000 Tier 0, Tier 1, and Tier 2 tractors through the use of incentives by 2025.  This effort is part of CARB’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) to reduce PM2.5 emissions in the San Joaquin Valley.  The Association’s President/CEO Roger Isom testified at the hearing supporting the use of incentives, but expressed concerns over the fact that the incentives are not locked in after next year.  Additionally, the Association commented on the concern on replacing 2,400 tractors per year, and whether that is achievable.  Despite the concerns, Isom promised CARB the Association would be at the table pushing for continued incentive funds, as they did in leading the charge to get the current two years of funding at $135 million per year.  This was highlighted at the recent SJVAPCD Press Conference where Isom addressed the media on how important these incentives are and how they will be used.  These incentive funds are included in the new FARMER program and applications are already available in most Air Districts throughout the state.  If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our office at (559)455-9272.