Oregon Enacts Aftermarket-Friendly Greenhouse Gas Law

The Oregon House and Senate approved an alternative to legislation that originally sought to prohibit the sale and distribution of aftermarket motor vehicle parts if alternatives are available that “decrease greenhouse gas emissions from motor vehicles." The legislation was signed into law by Governor Ted Kulongoski.

Under the alternative, negotiated between SEMA and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the new law will only give the Department authority to adopt the present California certification process for aftermarket emissions-related parts, allowing parts manufacturers to meet one uniform standard, rather than a patchwork of multiple state standards.

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