Public Hearing: Low Emission Vehicle Program

Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
6:00 pm

A Virtual Hearing
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, Delaware

The DNREC Division of Air Quality will hold a public hearing (Docket #2022-R-A-0011) regarding amendments to regulation 7 DE Admin. Code 1140 – Delaware’s Low Emission Vehicle Program. Public comment period closed.

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Public Hearing Officer

Theresa Newman
DNREC Office of the Secretary
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

The purpose of the amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1140 is to update the adoption by reference of California’s Advance Clean Car II (ACC II) low emission vehicle and greenhouse gas standards and add the requirements for zero emitting vehicles for model year 2027 and beyond.

The ACC II regulations will reduce criteria and greenhouse gas emissions from new light- and medium-duty vehicles beyond the 2025 model year as well as add the new requirements for zero emission vehicles. These standards were adopted in 2010 and went into effect for model year 2014, and since the original adoption California has made changes necessary for automobile manufactures to comply.

Section 177 of the Clean Air Act requires that Delaware standards must be “identical to the California standards.”

The proposed amendments to the regulation may be inspected online starting April 1, 2023, on the Delaware Register of Regulations, on the Division of Air Quality Regulatory Development web page, or by contacting Kyle Krall by phone at 302-739-9402 or by email.

The Department will accept public comment through May 26, 2023. Comments will be accepted in written form via email to, using the online form at, or by U.S. mail to the address on this page.


Public Hearing Transcript

Hearing Officer’s Report
– Appendix A: revised Proposed Reg. Amendments
– Appendix B: Technical Response Memorandum (Sept. 15, 2023)
– Appendix C: Proposed Reg. Amendments

Secretary’s Order No. 2023-A-0028 — Approving Final Regulations to Amend 7 DE Admin. Code 1140 – Delaware’s Low-Emission Vehicle Program

DNREC Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Start Action Notice approved by the Secretary on July 26, 2022

Exhibit 2: Interested Parties List

Exhibit 3: Key Stakeholder Meeting — October 13, 2022

Exhibit 4: Key Stakeholder Meeting — October 26, 2022

Exhibit 5: Public Workshop — November 15, 2022

Exhibit 6: Public Workshop — November 16, 2022

Exhibit 7: Public Workshop — November 17, 2022

Exhibit 8: Public Workshop — December 13, 2022

Exhibit 9: Public Workshop — December 15, 2022

Exhibit 10: Comments Received through December 2, 2022

Exhibit 11: Comments Received through December 30, 2022

Exhibit 12: Comments received through March 31, 2022

Exhibit 13: Public Hearing

Exhibit 14: Department Statement – Presentation

Exhibit 15: Technical Support Document

Exhibit 16: California Code of Regulations

Exhibit 17: Supporting Documentation

Exhibit 18: Proposed Regulation (26 DE Reg. 823 (04/01/23) (Prop.))

Public Comments

Public comments submitted to DNREC for the Low Emission Vehicle Program Public Hearing (Docket #2022-R-A-0011) are posted on a separate webpage. They are organized by date.

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