CHA News Article

New Law Clarifies Diesel Backup Generator Testing

The California Department of Public Health has released the attached All Facilities Letter 18-02, informing facilities that AB 1014 (Chapter 145, Statutes of 2017) took effect Jan. 1. The new law continues to clarify that facilities are required to test and maintain each of their diesel backup generators and standby systems in conformance with the National Fire Protection Association 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, which is an extension of a current requirement. The bill does not change the regulation of diesel backup generator testing by the state’s Air Resources Board or local air quality districts.