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April 26, 2013

March Air Reserve Base embarks on new initiative to comply with the Clean Air Act

Maj. Deric Prescott
March ARB Legal Office

Effective April 30, March ARB will begin participation in the Air Force Vehicle Self Certification Program. This program, designed to illustrate compliance with the Clean Air Act, Section 118(d), applies to government and employee owned, or leased vehicles, that operate on federal facilities for more than 60 days per year, regardless of the state where the vehicle is registered. Military tactical vehicles are exempt from this program.

“Most March ARB employees probably already have the “enhanced” smog test done,” said Paul Pitman, program manager, Employee Certification and Reporting System. “However, for those who do not, you’ll need to visit a smog testing facility for service, to be in compliance with base directives.”

All Team March members must enter and maintain their privately owned or commuter vehicle emissions information in ECARS, a web-based system that monitors compliance data associated with the CAA requirement. To fulfill this obligation, each employee must follow ECARS-generated information Emails that provide step-by-step instructions for the self-certification process.

Owners of vehicles not in compliance with the CAA, will receive an ECARS notification through their work Email address; after which, they must ensure appropriate actions are taken to correct the issue. Employees who fail to comply, may be subject to administrative action.

Members wishing to apply for a waiver, exemption, or possible financial assistance through the state, can refer to a recent article in The Beacon, Vol. 78, No. 14, dated April 12, 2013, entitled “Help for those lost in the smog: Getting ready for ECARS.” The article is also posted on March ARB website at www.march.afrc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123344155.

During a meeting with Team March leaders, Col. Samuel Mahaney, commander, 452d Air Mobility Wing, emphasized that taking care of Airmen also means taking care of the environment and we need to be all in with this effort. Together, he requires that members be on the forefront of helping to heal the environment, while continuing to show that no one in the Air Force comes close to the effort and dedication of Team March!”

For more information concerning ECARS, contact Paul Pitman at 951-655-5062 or Email 452amw.ecars@us.af.mil.




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