Public Landscaper Workgroup Meeting on Small Off-Road Engines

Public Landscaper Workgroup Meeting on Small
Off-Road Engines

about new rules and incentives to help purchase electric landscape equipment. 

The California Air Resources Board (CARB)
invites professional landscapers to participate in a workgroup to discuss
recent updates to the small off-road engine regulations that will affect new engines
used in landscape equipment. The workgroup will also discuss incentives for
electric landscape equipment to assist landscapers with the transition to
zero-emission equipment.

Professional landscapers are encouraged to join the
and participate in its quarterly virtual meetings. The third virtual meeting of the landscaper workgroup will be at
the date and time below:

   November 14, 2023Time:          6:00 – 7:00 PM Pacific
Daylight TimeLocation:    Virtual meeting through Zoom



Small off-road engines (SORE) are
spark-ignition engines with rated power at or below 19 kilowatts (25.5
horsepower) used in non-stationary equipment. Emissions from SORE have
decreased by 50 percent since 2000 due to SORE regulations and increasing adoption
of zero-emission equipment (ZEE). Further reductions of SORE emissions are
needed despite this progress. CARB has adopted amendments to the SORE
regulations that will transition SORE equipment to ZEE as soon as possible to
achieve additional emission reductions.

You may view all rulemaking documents on the SORE rulemaking
. The SORE regulations include emission standards of zero for
most new engines starting with model year 2024. The SORE regulations do not
prohibit the use of existing CARB-certified equipment.



Inquiries concerning the landscaper workgroup may be directed to

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