By Della Domingo
As demand for emissions testing and related services increases, the SEMA Garage has added new staff to help members process and obtain CARB EOs. The new staff will be dedicated to expediting the applications and shortening wait times for manufacturers seeking CARB EOs.
A new $500 application processing fee, which goes into effect July 1, will be applied to any SEMA lab fees that may apply, and is separate from the required CARB fee that ranges from $500–$1,000.
A new $500 processing fee will be charged for those who choose to have SEMA staff manage the application process, which includes filling out all required paperwork, guiding members on what is needed and representing and advocating on behalf of the member to CARB throughout the process. The $500 fee, which goes into effect July 1, will be applied to any SEMA lab fees that may apply, and is separate from the required CARB fee that ranges from $500–$1,000.
Members can save 25% on the management fee if they also choose to obtain SEMA certification for their product. Those who apply for both SEMA certification and a CARB EO will pay a $750 SEMA management fee, as opposed to $1,000.
Members may also avoid the $500 SEMA management fee by electing to fill out their own paperwork and manage the CARB EO process themselves.