FALLS CHURCH, Va. The
Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (AMRA) has learned the
California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed an effective date of
Sept. 1, 2010, for the adoption of Section 95550 in Title 17 of the
California Code of Regulations.
This regulation will require
automotive service providers to check and inflate the tires of each
passenger car brought in for service to its recommended tire pressure
rating. This will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from
In addition to checking and inflating each
vehicle’s tires to the recommended tire pressure rating at the time of
performing any automotive maintenance or repair service, automotive
service providers also will be expected to indicate on the vehicle
service invoice that a tire inflation service was completed.
March 19, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) disapproved
the CARB’s proposed adoption of Section 95550. The OAL cited the CARB’s
failure to comply with the clarity and necessity standards of
Government Code section 11349, a failure to follow the required
procedure, and the fact the regulatory file did not contain all
required documents. These requirements have since been met.
For questions related to the CARB regulation, contact Theresa Anderson at (916) 445-2159, or by e-mail at