SEMA eNews Vol. 19, No. 40, October 6, 2016

SEMA Show Seminar: “49-State Legal” Isn’t a Thing—Separating Fact From Fiction in the Emissions Compliance Game

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

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Through the SEMA Emissions Compliance Center, staff can perform R&D or certification emissions testing, assist in the analysis of test data (including modal data), prepare certification applications and provide other laboratory and marketing services.
   

A common misconception is that emissions-related products not sold in California are “49-state legal.” This is not the case. The U.S. Clean Air Act prohibits the modification of street vehicles without proper certification in all 50 states. Fortunately, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) provides a method by which manufacturers can certify emissions–related products. The CARB certification is recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and provides coverage for all 50 states.  

SEMA has untangled both federal and state compliance requirements, and can assist product manufacturers during the process of developing marketable, emissions-compliant products and ready them for store shelves. In fact, SEMA has developed a program that is designed to expedite the process with CARB, allowing members to proceed immediately to product testing, thereby saving enormous amounts of time and energy. Through the SEMA Emissions Compliance Center, staff can perform R&D or certification emissions testing, assist in the analysis of test data (including modal data), prepare certification applications and provide other laboratory and marketing services. Presented by SEMA experts from the legal, technical and service ends of the equation, this informative seminar debunks the myths of the compliance process, while providing an overview of how you can reach compliance status and avoid costly enforcement actions. If you manufacture or distribute products that add performance or impact air or fuel delivery, this is a can’t-miss opportunity!

When: November 3, 2016
Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, N258
Time: 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Presented by:

  • Chris Kersting, SEMA President/CEO
  • Russ Deane, SEMA General Counsel
  • Mike Spagnola SEMA Vice President, OE Relations and Product Development
  • Peter Treydte, SEMA Compliance Center Manager
  • Jim McFarland, SEMA Technical Consultant

Register online now for “The SEMA Way to Emissions Legal Products.”

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