Amendments adopting Low-Emission Vehicle and Zero-Emission Vehicle air pollution standards (Revisor’s ID R-4626)
MPCA has adopted rules that require vehicle manufacturers to deliver vehicles to the Minnesota market that produce lower emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and other air pollutants. The Clean Cars Minnesota rulemaking includes standards for low-emission vehicles (LEV) and zero-emission vehicles (ZEV).
The effective date for the standards is December 31, 2021. The first effective model year is 2025.
Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) approves rule
ALJ Palmer-Denig issued her report approving the Clean Cars Minnesota rulemaking on May 7, 2021.
- Clean Cars Minnesota: Report of the Administrative Law Judge (aq-rule4-10ah)
- Chief ALJ’s extension order (aq-rule4-10ag)
- Final response to comments (aq-rule4-10ab)
- Rebuttal comments (aq-rule4-10af)
- Preliminary Response to Comments (aq-rule4-10aa)
- Second preliminary response to comments (aq-rule4-10ac)
- Notice comments 1 - eComments (aq-rule4-10z1)
- Notice comments 2 - eComments attachments (aq-rule4-10z2)
- Notice comments 3 - eComments attachments (aq-rule4-10z3)
- Notice comments 4 - eComments attachments (aq-rule4-10z4)
- Notice comments 5 - eComments attachments (aq-rule4-10z5)
- Notice comments 6 - eComments attachments (aq-rule4-10z6)
- Notice comments 7 - eComments attachments (aq-rule4-10z7)
- Notice comments 7a - eComments attachments (aq-rule4-10z7a)
- Notice comments 8 - eComments attachments (aq-rule4-10z8)
- Notice comments 9 - eComments attachments (aq-rule4-10z9)
- Notice comments 10 - fax or mail (aq-rule4-10z10)
- Notice comments 10a - fax or mail (aq-rule4-10z10a)
Notice of Intent to Adopt Rule with a Hearing
On Dec. 21, 2020, the MPCA published a Notice of Intent to Adopt Rule with a Hearing for the Clean Cars Minnesota rule in the State Register. The initial comment period ran from Dec. 21, 2020 – March 15, 2021. On Feb. 22-23, 2021, Administrative Law Judge Palmer-Denig held a public hearing about the proposed rule.
- Notice of Intent to Adopt Rule With a Hearing (aq-rule4-10o)
- Proposed Rule (aq-rule4-10n)
- Statement of Need and Reasonableness (SONAR) (aq-rule4-10m)
- Technical Support Document (aq-rule4-10v)
- Hearing Record of MPCA Rulemaking Documents A-K (aq-rule4-10x)
- Hearing presentation slides (aq-rule4-10y)
- Combined hearing transcripts (aq-rule4-10ae)
- SONAR addendum (aq-rule4-10ad)
During the notice period, MPCA staff held a series of one-hour virtual public information sessions to share the conclusions of our analysis of the proposed rule and review how you can participate in the rulemaking process and formally submit a comment into the record. The meetings were recorded.
- Jan. 19, 2021 - Recorded meeting
- Jan. 20, 2021 - Recorded meeting
- Jan. 27, 2021 - Recorded meeting
- Feb. 2, 2021 - Recorded meeting
MPCA Commissioner Laura Bishop introduces the proposed Clean Cars Minnesota rule.
Request for Comments
The request for comments (RFC) published on Oct. 7, 2019, was MPCA’s legal notice of its intent to begin a new rulemaking. This was the first of several opportunities for public comment and input on this rulemaking. The RFC period closed on Dec. 6, 2019. Review all written comments submitted to the agency:
- Clean Cars MN Comments Received in Response to RFC (aq-rule4-10l)
- Clean Cars Minnesota: Request for Comments (aq-rule4-10a)
Detailed overview of the concepts MPCA is considering for the Clean Cars Minnesota rulemaking. This document will help readers understand the potential rules being considered and their rationale.
Colorado is the most recent state to have adopted these standards. MPCA is considering using Colorado’s rule language and regulatory analysis as a model from which to develop our own. Several of the questions in our supplement document refer to Colorado’s materials.
- Colorado Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) and Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) rules (aq-rule4-10d)
- Regulatory analysis - Colorado Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) rule (aq-rule4-10e)
- Regulatory analysis - Colorado Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Rule (aq-rule4-10f)
During the RFC period, we held a series of public meetings around the state to share information and gather input from Minnesotans.
Questions about technical or policy aspects of the rule: Amanda Jarrett Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-757-2486