CARB Looking at More Changes to Reefer Rules

The California Air Resources Board will hold a third workshop to discuss potential changes to its existing Transport Refrigeration Unit regulation.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to noon (PDT) in Sacramento and will be broadcast over the internet.

Extending the current seven-year in-use compliance period is one of the changes being considered, as well as an exemption for refrigeration systems not powered by an integral diesel engine. A listing of the possible amendments has been posted on ARB’s website at: www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/documents/potential-2011-tru-atcm-amendments.pdf.

The California Trucking Association’s (CTA) Refrigerated Carriers Conference has retained a contractor to assess CARB’s estimate of the emissions generated by TRUs, reports the American Trucking Associations, noting that the accuracy of CARB’s estimate is critical for granting any relief from the current requirements.

To participate remotely, call toll-free to 1-800-779-1505. The participant pass code is 55390. The slide presentation, as well as any additional materials, will be available at the workshop and prior to the workshop on ARB’s TRU website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/dieselltrultru.htm.

During the webcast, questions and comments can be sent via email to: auditorium@calepa.ca.gov

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