The NYSDEC Proposes to Ban the Sale of Non-OEM After Market Catalytic Converters in NYS

Proposed Subpart 218-7, Aftermarket Parts

The Department is proposing to amend Part 218 to incorporate revisions to the standards for new California certified aftermarket catalytic converters (AMCCs). The proposed amendments will prohibit the offering for sale, sale, advertising, and installation of federal certified AMCCs for use on any vehicle in New York regardless of the vehicle’s emissions certification or state of registration. Legal replacement options will be California AMCCs or original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. The lone exception will be for vehicles that have been granted a waiver from the Department. The prohibition of federal certified AMCCs will become effective January 1, 2021.

The proposed amendments also include provisions pertaining to AMCC installation requirements; AMCC installer recordkeeping requirements; recordkeeping requirements for AMCC manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, and retailers; and clarification of AMCC manufacturer reporting requirements.

The Department proposes to submit Subpart 218-7 as well as the revisions to Part 200 to EPA as a revision to the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for New York State.

This is not a mandate on local governments pursuant to Executive Order 17.

For further information, contact: Walden Environmental Engineering

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