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§ 2419. Evaporative Emission Control Labels - New Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles.

13 CA ADC § 2419BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 13. Motor Vehicles
Division 3. Air Resources Board
Chapter 9. Off-Road Vehicles and Engines Pollution Control Devices
Article 3. Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles and Engines (Refs & Annos)
13 CCR § 2419
§ 2419. Evaporative Emission Control Labels - New Off-Highway Recreational Vehicles.
(a) Purpose. An evaporative emissions label (or labels) must be affixed to every certified OHRV to provide proper vehicle identification and maintenance information for emissions-related parts. The maintenance information on the label may be omitted if such information is included in the owner's manual.
(b) The OHRV manufacturer applying for an Executive Order of Certification must comply with this section.
(c) OHRV Evaporative Emissions Label: Content and Requirements.
(1) An evaporative emissions label made of a permanent material must be welded, riveted or otherwise permanently attached to an area on the OHRV in such a manner that the label will be readily visible to the average person with the engine installed.
(A) The label must be readable from a distance of 18 inches (46 centimeters) without any obstructions from vehicle or engine parts (including all OHRV manufacturer available optional equipment) except for flexible parts (e.g., vacuum hoses, ignition wires) that can be moved out of the way without disconnection.
(B) Specifications to be printed on the label must be no smaller than 8 point type size (2 millimeters in height).
(2) In selecting an acceptable location, the OHRV manufacturer must consider the possibility of accidental damage (e.g., possibility of tools or sharp instruments coming in contact with the label). Each label must be affixed in such a manner that it cannot be removed without destroying or defacing the label, and must not be affixed to any part that is likely to be replaced during the OHRV's useful life.
(3) The evaporative emissions label must be in the English language, and use block letters and numerals, which must be of a color that contrasts with the background color of the label.
(4) The evaporative emissions label must contain the following information:
(A) A label heading that must read: “Vehicle Evaporative Emission Control Information.”
(B) The complete corporate name and trademark of the OHRV manufacturer.
(C) Evaporative family name and model name.
(D) Identification of the Evaporative Emission Control System. Abbreviations may be used and must conform to the nomenclature and abbreviations found in the Society of Automotive Engineers' procedure J1930, “Electrical/Electronic Systems Diagnostic Terms, Definitions, Abbreviations and Acronyms,” October 2008, which is incorporated by reference herein.
(E) The tune-up specifications and adjustments recommended by the OHRV manufacturer. These specifications must indicate the proper transmission position during tune-up and what accessories, if any, should be in operation, and what systems, if any (e.g., vacuum advance, air pump), should be disconnected during the tune-up. Any tune-up specifications or adjustment instructions that appear on labels must be sufficiently clear and complete so as to preclude the need for a mechanic or OHRV owner to consult other references in order to correctly perform the adjustments. The OHRV manufacturer must include the single statement: “No other adjustments needed” in lieu of any tune-up adjustment instruction when the OHRV manufacturer does not recommend a tune-up specification or an adjustment.
(F) An unconditional statement of compliance with the appropriate model year California regulations. For example, “This (specify off-road motorcycle, all-terrain vehicle, off-road sport vehicle, off-road utility vehicle, or sand car, as applicable) conforms to California evaporative emissions regulations applicable to (specify applicable model year) model-year new (specify off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, off-road sport vehicles, off-road utility vehicles, or sand cars, as applicable).” The statement must also include the phrase, “is certified to (specify applicable TOG designated standard in grams per day) evaporative emission standard in California” or “is certified to meet the applicable small volume evaporative emissions standards in California.”
(G) Statements such as those in (F) must not appear on labels placed on OHRVs that do not comply with all applicable California regulations.
(5) An OHRV manufacturer may elect to use a supplemental label when the original label lacks sufficient space to include all the required information. A supplemental label must conform to all of the specifications as the original label. The original label must be indicated as “1 of 2” and the supplemental label must be indicated as “2 of 2” whenever a supplemental label is utilized.
(6) The provisions of this section must not prevent an OHRV manufacturer from also reciting on the label that such OHRV complies with any applicable federal emission standards for new OHRVs, or any other information that an OHRV manufacturer deems necessary for, or useful to, the proper operation and satisfactory maintenance of such OHRVs.
(7) The labels and any adhesives used must be designed to withstand, for the OHRV's total useful life, typical OHRV environmental conditions at the location where a label has been attached. Typical OHRV environmental conditions include, but are not limited to, exposure to engine fuels, lubricants and coolants (e.g., gasoline, motor oil, brake fluids, ethylene glycol), engine operating temperatures, steam cleaning, and paints or paint solvents. The OHRV manufacturer must submit, with its application for an Executive Order of Certification, a statement attesting that its labels comply with this requirement.
(8) Approval of Emission Control Label.
(A) The OHRV manufacturer must obtain approval from the Executive Officer for all evaporative emission control label formats and locations prior to certification. Approval of the specific tune-up specifications and adjustments is not required; however, the format for all such specifications and adjustments, if any, is subject to review. If the Executive Officer finds that the information on the label is vague or subject to misinterpretation or that the location does not comply with these specifications, the Executive Officer may require that the label or its location be modified accordingly.
(B) Samples of all actual production emission control labels used within an evaporative family must be submitted to the Executive Officer of the Air Resources Board within 30 days after the start of production.
(C) The Executive Officer may approve alternate label locations or may, upon request and when the Executive Officer determines warranted, waive or modify one or more of the label content requirements, provided that the intent of this section is satisfied.
(D) If the Executive Officer finds any OHRV using evaporative emission control labels that are different from those approved or that do not substantially comply with the readability or durability requirements set forth in this section, the Executive Officer may invoke section 2419.3.
(d) Integrated Exhaust and Evaporative Emissions Control Label.
(1) An OHRV manufacturer may use an integrated exhaust and evaporative emissions control label for OHRVs certified to the provisions of this Article, subject to approval of the label format, content, and location by the Executive Officer as set forth in subdivision (c)(8), and subject to exhaust emissions labeling requirements as set forth in Cal. Code Regs., tit.13, § 2413.
(e) Evaporative Emissions Control Component Label Content and Requirements.
(1) The evaporative emissions control component label information must be written in the English language.
(2) The evaporative emissions control component must be labeled with the approved Component Executive Order of Certification number or identifying characters (e.g., symbol, image, letters, EO number, model number, manufacturing part number, or combination thereof). The evaporative emissions control component label must be described in the Component Executive Order of Certification application.
(3) The label must be readable from a distance of 18 inches (46 centimeters) if the component is removed from the evaporative emission system and inspected.
(4) The labels and any adhesives used must be designed to withstand, for the evaporative emissions control component's total useful life, typical component environmental conditions at the location where a label has been attached. Typical evaporative emissions control component environmental conditions include, but are not limited to, exposure to engine fuels, lubricants and coolants (e.g., gasoline, motor oil, brake fluids, ethylene glycol), engine operating temperatures, steam cleaning, and paints or paint solvents. The evaporative emissions control component manufacturer must submit, with its application for a Component Executive Order of Certification, a statement attesting that its labels comply with this requirement.
(5) If the Executive Officer finds any evaporative emissions control emission component with an emission control label that is different from those approved, or that does not substantially comply with the readability or durability requirements set forth in this section, the Executive Officer may suspend or revoke the Component Executive Order of Certification.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 39600, 39601, 43013, 43018, 43105, 43107, 43205.5, 43210 and 43824, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 43013, 43018, 43105, 43106, 43107, 43205, 43205.5, 43210 and 43824, Health and Safety Code; and Section 27156, California Vehicle Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 12-17-2014; operative 4-1-2015 (Register 2014, No. 51).
This database is current through 7/29/22 Register 2022, No. 30
13 CCR § 2419, 13 CA ADC § 2419
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