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Stricter Regulations For Combustion Engines Planned in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has proposed amendments to align with California’s Advanced Clean Cars II Regulations.

The proposal focuses on bolstering environmental standards to advance cleaner transportation.

California has recently implemented the Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) program, an extension of their emission control standards, which will gradually increase the ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle) requirement until it reaches 100% in 2035 and enforce stricter exhaust emission standards for internal combustion engines, targeting NOx and PM emissions.

In response to California’s adoption of the ACC II program, New Jersey is proposing to align with California’s ACC II program, which focuses on annual ZEV requirements and stricter emission standards for passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty vehicles.

However, the implementation of these rules is delayed until model year 2027 to comply with the Clean Air Act’s two-year lead time requirement. The amendments also involve penalty updates, revisions to motor vehicle-related subchapters, and stricter multi-pollutant exhaust emission standards for internal combustion engine vehicles in 2027 and beyond.

Interested parties can provide feedback and comments on New Jersey’s proposed rulemaking until October 20, 2023. Click here for more information.

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