South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is the regulating agency for air quality in the LA basin and has implemented emission limits on NOx that require paint booth burner upgrades. We last wrote to you in 2014 regarding these rules that apply to body shops concerning booth maintenance and documentation of NOx emissions limits for equipment burning natural gas, such as dryers, ovens, and afterburners, located at your collision center paint booth. The deadline for compliance was July 1, 2014 to upgrade your booth.
CALIFORNIA LAW ON TOWING
California enacted AB 1222 earlier this year mandating certain recordkeeping provisions for tow truck companies amongst other statutory requirements. If the dealer is in the towing business, then we recommend that you consult and implement all provisions of AB 1222 (Bloom). Since dealers with tow truck ownership are very few, we will not discuss in detail the tow truck company operational issues and recordkeeping requirements, but rather the dealer obligations under the new law as they receive automobiles from independent tow truck companies.