Public Workshops: Draft Amendments to the Low Emission Vehicle Program

Division of Air Quality

Published: Oct. 16, 2022
Comments Due: Dec. 2, 2022

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will conduct three virtual public workshops on draft amendments to 7 DE Admin. Code 1140 – Delaware Low Emission Vehicle Program.

Three virtual workshops will be held. The public can participate in any of the scheduled meetings:

The purpose of this action is to amend 7 DE Admin. Code 1140, 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 2026 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.”

This regulatory amendment process started with DNREC Start Action Notice 2022-01.

The regulatory amendments may be reviewed online at For additional information or for an appointment to review the amendments, please contact: Kyle Krall at (302) 739-9402 or at

Statements and testimony may be presented either orally or in writing at the public workshops. If you cannot attend or wish to submit your comments in advance of the public workshops, please submit comments in writing to Kyle Krall at or via USPS to the Division of Air Quality, 100 West Water Street, Suite 6A, Dover, DE 19904. The Department will accept written comments postmarked (or emailed) no later than Friday December 2, 2022.