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 underinflated tires.
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.
On 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