12-02-21 | News

CLCA Working Towards Zero-Emission

Backing AB 1346

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) is working to guide landscape professionals towards zero-emission by 2024.

The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) recently released a statement to help landscape contractor professionals transition to zero emissions by 2024.

The Assembly Bill 1346 directs the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to engage in rulemaking that would phase out gas-powered small off-road engines no earlier than 2024 but notes that it would be contingent on whenever it is feasible. AB 1346 also states that new gas-powered equipment may be sold with a 2024 model year.


Meanwhile, the bill that the California Air Resources Board is considering also applies to pumps, pressure washers, golf carts, and other equipment under 25hp, as well as, making generators electric-only by 2028.

The proposed bill does not ban the use of existing gas-powered equipment, CARB has been working on this rule for the last few years. Data also shows that professional users account for a mere 15 percent while residential use makes up 85 percent of owners.

A public hearing was held on December 9, 2021 to consider approval for adoption of the Proposed Amendments to the Small Off-Road Engine Regulations: Transition to Zero Emissions. Written comments were accepted from October 15th through November 29th, 2021.


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