The meeting focused on several engine related programs and projects that the EMD Technical Committee has been working on including emission certification fuel testing and auxiliary emission control devices. Mike Miguel was in attendance for CARB as he heads up the boat builder evaporative emission certification program out of Sacramento. Staff from the El Monte office participated via conference call.
On December 13, 2017, representatives from the Engine Manufacturers Division Technical Committee met with Steve Cliff the newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive Director of the California Air Resources Board. In his role related to the marine industry, Cliff oversees both the El Monte and Sacramento program offices that regulate and certify exhaust and evaporative emissions from marine engines and recreational vessels. Pictured in accompanying photo from the meeting, from left to right: John McKnight, NMMA; Rich Waggoner, NMMA Consultant; Steve Cliff Deputy Executive Director CARB; Jeff Wasil, BRP Evinrude; Mark Riechers, Mercury Marine; Carver Buis, Pleasure Craft Marine; Jon Lowe, Pleasurecraft Marine; Bob Alsip, Suzuki.
“The EMD members appreciated the opportunity to meet with Mr. Cliff and welcome him to his new position and we look forward to working with him to continue to design and deliver the cleanest recreational boats, engines and marine accessories to the California boating public,” said John McKnight, Senior Vice-President Government Affairs, NMMA.
The primary purpose of the meeting was to introduce the committee and the marine industry to Steve Cliff and congratulate him on his appointment. During the meeting Cliff shared that in his spare time he is an active member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and has been teaching boat safety courses for ten years.