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Missed SEMA's Webinar on EPA's New Tampering Policy? Watch On-Demand Now

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

SEMA’s widely attended February 26 webinar on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Tampering Policy featuring industry experts and an EPA representative is now available to watch on-demand.

The EPA’s new Tampering Policy replaces the Mobile Source Enforcement Memo 1A (1974) and reinforces that the EPA will forgo taking enforcement action if the party engaging in the conduct has a documented “reasonable basis” to conclude that the part, component or part installation will not adversely affect emissions. This allows SEMA members to undertake emissions testing and maintain the test data to support the reasonable basis for demonstrating compliance. A link to the Tampering Policy and a more in-depth overview is available here.

During the webinar, the panel of industry experts and an EPA representative gave a presentation on the new policy and answered questions on many issues, including:

  • Type of testing needed to achieve a reasonable basis.
  • Vehicle selection.
  • Where testing can be performed. 
  • Comparison of testing with CARB EO tests.
  • Testing benefits if marketing products outside of California.

For additional information about emissions-compliance testing, visit the SEMA Garage.