Public Workshop to Update the Status of the On-Road Motorcycle (ONMC) Rulemaking

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October 13, 2020

Public Workshop to Update the Status of the On-Road Motorcycle (ONMC) Rulemaking

Public Workshop on November 17, 2020

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) invites you to participate in a public workshop to update the status of ONMC rulemaking.  The workshop meeting format will be held via GoToMeeting webinar at the following date and time:

DATE:                Tuesday, November 17th, 2020
TIME:                 9:00 a.m. – Noon (PT)
LOCATION:        Webinar/Teleconference



Purpose of Workshop

This public workshop will be focused on developing regulatory strategies to achieve needed emission reductions from California ONMCs. At this workshop, staff will share current progress of emissions testing and data collection efforts to better characterize emissions from ONMCs, discuss ideas for a CARB strategy to reduce emissions from ONMCs, and update the public on CARB’s regulatory timeline for this category.

The workshop agenda and staff’s presentation will be posted prior to the workshop on CARB’s ONMC webpage

All interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend. 

More Information



CARB has not proposed new standards for ONMCs since 1998.  Since then, much has changed in the capabilities of emissions control technologies for ONMCs and similar categories of engines and vehicles.  Further, other jurisdictions around the world have adopted more stringent emissions standards for ONMCs to meet the increasing need to reduce air pollution. 

The process for updating CARB emissions standards for ONMCs was initiated with a public workshop in April 2018 to discuss the needs for reducing ONMC emissions and the potential for some degree of harmonization with the recently adopted European Union (EU) emissions standards for motorcycles.  Technical Working Groups with CARB staff and a broad representation of industry stakeholders began meeting in June 2018 to work through challenges related to harmonization, with the goal of developing new CARB ONMC emissions standards.  CARB staff Is now ready to share proposed regulatory concepts that would reduce ONMC emissions, accelerate development of zero emissions ONMCs, and help achieve California’s air quality objectives. 



If you have questions regarding the workshop, please contact Jason McPhee, P.E.,  at (916) 323-1104.

If you require a special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (i.e. Braille, large print) or another language, please contact Ms. Stella Lin-Taylor, Air Pollution Specialist, as soon as possible.  TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.