EPA CARB compliance services

Achieve North American Emission Compliance

Boshart provides emission certification testing services to vehicle manufacturers for compliance with United States Enivornmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations as well as NTR and Environment Canada. We provide comprehensive certification plans in order to help our customers:

  • minimize development & certification costs
  • assure compliance with all requirements, including: emissions standards, durability requirements, on-board diagnostics (OBD), phase-ins, fleet averages, warranty and in-use compliance.
Download EPA/CARB Emissions Certificaiton One Sheet

Support can be as simple as clarifying regulatory language up to and including the development and completion of a turnkey emission compliance plan for EPA certification. This compliance plan includes complete Part 1 and Part 2 data generation, compilation and submission for all required durability and emission testing for the EPA Certificate of Conformity and CARB Executive Order issuance.

North American Emission Certification/ Homologation Programs

Our Five Phase Emission Certification Program helps customers identify the necessary requirements from emission control system development, through emission testing and certification to planning for all post certification/sale compliance activities and action items:

1. Detailed Emission Certification Strategy

  • Based on manufacturer requirements
  • Includes all details of Phases 2-5
  • Detailed schedules and costs
  • This first phase is the foundation for all of the subsequent multi-year compliance requirements and activities. The Phase 1 report is a standalone document providing the roadmap for compliance before, during and after the issuance of the EPA Certificate of Compliance.

2. Consultation, Certification Requirements

  • Regular updates of regulatory changes
  • Updated information regarding Catalyst/Evap/OBD systems
  • Scheduled consistent meetings
  • Consultation with EMS Supplier
  • Liaison with CARB/EPA
  • Further Consultations as needed

3. Durability Test Fleet/Development

  • Evaluation of intended EMS and Catalyst System in U.S.
  • Initial OBD System Exercise in the U.S.
  • Initial Quality Evaluation
  • Hot & Cold Weather Testing
  • Final determination of Emission Standards and OBD requirements based on Expected Sales Volume

4. Certification Activities

  • Activities related to Emission Standards Compliance
  • Activities related to OBD Compliance
  • Cafe & GHG Compliance
  • CARB ZEV Compliance

5. Post Production Regulatory Requirements

  • End-of-line testing
  • Production reports
  • GHG & Cafe reports
  • NMOG & NOx fleet average report
  • Emission Warranty Defect reports
  • In-use emission testing
  • Running change documentation
  • Continuing EPA/CARB liaison
  • Recall activities (if needed)
  • Subsequent model year certification requirements

These phases can  include:

  • Planning
  • Consultation and liaison services
  • Complete useful-life 100K, 120K, 150K vehicle durability testing for determination of emission deterioration factors
  • EMS and OBD validation testing
  • Evaporative and exhaust emissions testing
  • OBD demonstration testing for CARB OBD compliance
  • Determination of corporate fleet NMOG and CAFÉ averages
  • Development of Alternative Durability Aging Procedures (ADP) for accelerated emission system durability for whole vehicle testing or bench aging. This includes evaporative systems as well as exhaust emission systems.
  • After sales IUVP and IPT/RBM/IUMP support
Vehicle types supported:
  • Passenger Vehicles
  • Light-Duty Trucks
  • Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Trucks
  • Motorcycles and Scooters