Rule 1186.1 - Less-Polluting Sweepers

Background on Rule 1186.1 - Less-Polluting Sweepers

To reduce air toxic and criteria pollutant emissions, this rule requires certain public and private sweeper fleet operators to acquire alternative-fuel or otherwise less-polluting sweepers when purchasing or leasing these vehicles for sweeping operations undertaken by or for government entities in the jurisdiction of the South Coast AQMD.

  1. This rule applies to:

  • Any federal, state, county, city, or governmental department or agency

  • Any special district (such as water, air, sanitation, transit, and school districts)

  • Any private individual firm, association, franchise, contractor, user, or owner (who provides sweeping services to a government agency)

  • Any of which owns or leases 15 or more vehicles including passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium- and heavy-duty on-road vehicles.

  1. This rule applies to the acquisition of sweepers over 14,000 pounds-gross vehicle weight rating.  The rule exempts the acquisition manufacturer evaluation/test vehicles.

If you need assistance in completing this application, Form 1196-1186.1 TICR, please call the Mobile Source Strategies Unit at 909-396-3044.  After completing the form, print, sign, and submit the application with required fee to:

South Coast AQMD
TAO - Mobile Source Strategies
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765-4182

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For more information on the fleet rules, call the Fleet Rule Implementation Hotline at 909-396-3044 or e-mail

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