New SEMA Emissions Certification Program Helps Manufacturers Get Products to Market Faster - Engine Builder Magazine

New SEMA Emissions Certification Program Helps Manufacturers Get Products to Market Faster

SEMA introduced a new program to make it possible for automotive aftermarket parts manufacturers to meet the legal requirement for emissions compliance under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Tampering Policy. The program, called SEMA Certified-Emissions (SC-E), gives manufacturers the ability to verify that a product meets the EPA’s “reasonable basis” criteria and is therefore legal for sale in 49 states.

For the first time ever, manufacturers have a clear, accelerated path to compliance and can begin selling products legally in 49 states prior to receiving a California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order (EO), which is still a requirement for selling products in all 50 states.

“It’s now easier than ever for manufacturers to demonstrate emissions compliance,” said Mike Spagnola, SEMA VP of OEM & Product Development Programs. “SEMA Certified-Emissions is a major accomplishment in accelerating a manufacturer’s ability to get products to market, and it paves the path to obtaining emissions compliance in all 50 states.”

Since 2014, the SEMA Garage has been instrumental in helping automotive aftermarket parts manufacturers obtain CARB EOs. With state-of-the-art CARB-recognized testing equipment and dedicated expert staff conducting tests and assisting with the process, the SEMA Garage has helped secure more than 500 CARB EOs – over half of all performance parts EOs issued by CARB.

The new SC-E program is comparable to CARB EO requirements and was developed in response to the EPA’s Tampering Policy. SEMA staff will assess manufacturer’s needs and advise as to the most appropriate path forward, whether that includes applying for a CARB EO or SEMA emissions certification.  SC-E may help manufacturers get to market about three months before obtaining a CARB EO. SC-E is also ideal for products that may not have a clear path in the CARB EO process (such as Flex-Fuel modifications, HCT equipped intakes, and engine packages).

“SC-E gives manufacturers much greater options and opportunities,” said Peter Treydte, SEMA Director of Emissions Compliance. “This is a significant milestone in the industry’s ability to provide products to consumers. We look forward to working with members and helping them go to market with SEMA Certified-Emissions products.”

The SEMA Garage is available to auto parts manufacturers with all their product development needs. For more information, visit www.sema.org.

You May Also Like

Rottler and Pat Musi Team Up on Innovation

Goals of the innovation project include reducing time and labor costs while improving the build quality, and developing new engineering and machining techniques.

Rottler Manufacturing, a global engine machinery and technology company, has announced that Pat Musi Racing Engines has joined Rottler in a new initiative designed to spur innovation within the performance engine industry. Under the program, known as the Engine Builder Innovation Project, Rottler Manufacturing is working with Musi and a select number of other engine builders to leverage their combined expertise and develop the next generation of performance engine technologies.

Hedman Husler Hedders Relocates to California

The consolidation aims to improve production efficiency for the Husler Hedders brand.

2026 Formula 1 Regulations Released

The new regulations aim to produce smaller and lighter cars than the current generation and include all-new active aerodynamics systems.

Race Winning Brands Adds Powersports V-Twin Sales Manager

David Zemla joins Race Winning Brands with significant experience spearheading growth in the V-Twin market segment.

Route Revealed for ’24 Hot Rod Power Tour

Will this year’s tour be rolling through your area?

Other Posts

Women with Drive Event Planned for 2024 Pikes Peak

Women with Drive event will feature a panel discussion and reception at the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum in Colorado Springs on June 21.

Virginia Disassociates from California Emissions Standards and ICE Ban

Elected in 2021, Youngkin campaigned on repealing California’s standards and pledged to follow through during his 2023 State of the Commonwealth address.

Babcox Media Appoints Tom Pecka Director of Strategic Partnerships

Pecka will oversee the development and execution of strategic media partnerships and sponsorships, as well as enhance media activations across the company’s media channels.

Mazak Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing in Kentucky

Mazak technology, service and support has helped manufacturers overcome their toughest challenges for the past 50 years and will continue to do so well into the future.