The purpose of this action is to reduce on-road mobile emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) to aid in the attainment of the ozone air quality standard, reduce carbon monoxide (CO2) emissions which contribute to climate change, and reduce air toxics. This reduction will benefit public health, safety, and welfare.
Beginning with model year 2014 vehicles, only new vehicles which are certified by the State of California may be sold in the State of Delaware. This is the same program currently in effect in California, New York, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, Oregon, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Arizona. Pursuant to Section 177 of the Clean Air Act, this program must be essentially identical to the California program.
The current requirements in Regulation No. 1140 are to be deleted due to its obsolescence. The NLEV program has administratively sunset, with the sale of model year 2005 vehicles.
Delaware's anticipated schedule for amending requirements into Regulation 1140 is:
A Public hearing was held on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Richardson and Robbins (R&R) Building, 89 Kings Highway, Dover DE 19901.
Proposed Regulation and Public Hearing Notice
The public hearing notice and proposed Regulation as they appear in October 1, 2010 Delaware Register of Regulations.
The proposed amendment to Regulation 1140 and the October 22, 2010 Public Hearing Notice submitted for publication in the October 1, 2010 Delaware Register of Regulations.
For more information regarding Regulation No. 1140 in Delaware contact:
Valerie A. Gray
655 S. Bay Road, Suite 5N
Dover, DE 19901
Main line – (302) 739-9402
Fax line – (302) 739-3106
Last Revised: 01/28/2011