Black Book: Emissions Certification Guidance

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download SEMA Black BookDear SEMA Member,

Over the years, SEMA has received many requests from members seeking information about Federal and State emissions compliance requirements. In many cases, there has been confusion about the process by which requirements can be met and Executive Orders (E.O.s) from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are issued for applicable parts and systems. In the past, SEMA has provided information and outlined compliance steps. However, we’ve learned there are ways to further simplify the process. So, to assist our members in understanding the requirements and to identify ways to minimize both cost and time in reaching compliance status, we’ve collected information that addresses these issues in a very user-friendly way.

Where appropriate, we note website links to help you get first-hand information from various compliance-related sources. In many ways, the CARB website is very useful for this purpose. Other times, we’ve shared simplified steps based on years of assisting members as they complete their E.O. requirements. Experience has shown that obtainment of a CARB E.O. typically allows the sale of applicable emissions-related parts and systems outside the State of California. The Environmental Protection Agency also has a requirement (Memorandum 1A) that requires manufacturers have a reasonable basis for concluding their products do not adversely affect the emissions of the vehicles on which they are to be installed. Currently, the EPA recognizes an E.O. as meeting the required “reasonable basis.” In fact, the EPA has stated, “Generally, the testing required for a CARB E.O. is the same as the testing required under Memo 1A because the test procedures are essentially the same.”

Download the SEMA Black Book by clicking ADD TO CART. If you have any questions about the information provided, need to identify the proper CARB staff person(s) or want to contact me with specific concerns, I can be reached at (901) 377-1210 or by email.

Jim McFarland,
SEMA Technical Consultant


The material posted on this site is intended as a guide to emissions certification of specialty automotive aftermarket parts. The guide attempts to simplify the detailed process for achieving emissions > compliance status with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which are the only authority for the programs referenced herein. The material is designed to expedite the process by which SEMA members can gain parts certification. Please note that the information contained herein is intended for reference only and that CARB/EPA regulations are subject to change. Please consult the appropriate regulations to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this volume.

 

SEMA has relied upon several federal and state resources to collect the material but disclaims any responsibility for the contents. SEMA also disclaims any responsibility for any claims that might result from reliance on the contents of the posted material. These materials are not intended to provide legal advice. Compliance with the CARB and EPA regulations should be undertaken in consultation with competent counsel.

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SEMA Jeep Wrangler Report

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SEMA Jeep Wrangler Accessorizer Report

The SEMA Jeep Wrangler Report provides an overview of the specialty-equipment market for TJ and JK Wranglers. The report includes data collected on how consumers modify their Jeeps: what parts they buy, how they shop, and how specialty-equipment business can connect with them to help sell their products.

The report includes:

  • Information on what parts and accessories consumers have purchased
  • Which retail channels consumers use to purchase Wrangler modifications
  • Where consumers turn for information and ideas about new parts and accessories
  • How consumers use their modified Jeeps, both on-road and off-road
  • Recommendations for the industry

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SEMA Show Daily 2017

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SEMA Show Daily 2017

Show Daily, SEMA Show's official publication, is now available for download. Click ADD TO CART to download all issues from the 2017 SEMA Show.

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SEMA Show Daily 2016

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SEMA Show Daily 2017

Show Daily, SEMA Show's official publication, is available for download. Click ADD TO CART to download all issues from the 2016 SEMA Show.

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SEMA Show Daily 2015

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SEMA Show Daily 2017

Show Daily, SEMA Show's official publication, is available for download. Click ADD TO CART to download all issues from the 2015 SEMA Show.

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SEMA Show Daily 2014

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SEMA Show Daily 2014

Show Daily, SEMA Show's official publication, is available for download. Click ADD TO CART to download all issues from the 2014 SEMA Show.

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SEMA Show Daily 2013

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SEMA Show Daily 2013

Show Daily, SEMA Show's official publication, is available for download. Click ADD TO CART to download all issues from the 2013 SEMA Show.

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Advanced Vehicle Technology Opportunity Study

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SEMA Advanced Vehicle Technology Opportunity Study

The market for Advanced Vehicle Technologies (AVT) is developing as a significant new opportunity for companies in the specialty-equipment industry.

Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and Connected Vehicle Technologies (CVT) are becoming common options on newly manufactured vehicles.  As these technologies become more established, there will be increasing demand to retrofit older vehicles with these systems.

This new report will help you understand:

  • What are these new technologies?
  • What opportunities exist in the retrofit market?

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2017 SEMA Market Report

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SEMA Market Report 2017 The SEMA Market Report provides an overview on the state of the specialty-equipment market. The 2017 report includes data collected from consumers and other sources to deliver broad insight into this $41 billion industry.

The report includes:
  • Overall size of the specialty-equipment market
  • Consumer purchase estimates for sales channel, vehicle types and 43 parts categories
  • Profiling information on consumers
  • Industry and economic trends
  • Vehicle sales trends

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Shopping Habits: In-Store & Online

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Shopping Habits: In-Store & Online | SEMA Market Research Report

The Shopping Habits: In-Store & Online report examines where specialty-equipment products are sold, how they are researched, and what products our consumers tend to purchase depending on whether they favor online-only, in-store only, or a mixture of retail channels. The report includes data on consumer purchases of specialty-equipment products in 2015.

The report includes:

  • Background on the overall size of the specialty-equipment market
  • Information on how much of our industry’s products are sold through in-store and online channels
  • How our consumers research new product ideas
  • How purchase habits and vehicle ownership/usage compare among consumers that buy parts exclusively online, exclusively in-store, and from a mix of both channels.
  • Key takeaways based on our findings

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