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tru -- ARB Publishes Staff Report for TRU (reefer) 2011 Amendments

Posted: 31 Aug 2011 13:23:01
The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) has published
the Staff Report:  Initial Statement of Reasons for the 2011
Amendments to the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Airborne
Toxic Control Measure (ATCM). 

ARB will conduct a public hearing on October 20, 2011, to
consider adoption of amendments to the TRU ATCM.  Details about
the proposed amendments are discussed in the Staff Report.  The
operational life for MY 2004 and newer TRU engines will remain at
7 years (unchanged).  So, MY 2004 engines must meet the in-use
standards by December 31, 2011.

The Notice of Public Hearing, Staff Report:  Initial Statement of
Reasons, and associated regulatory materials can be accessed from
the Air Resources Boardís website at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2011/tru2011/tru2011.htm

Inquiries concerning the substance of the proposed amendments may
be directed to the designated agency contact persons, Rich Boyd,
Manager of the Process Evaluation Section, at (916) 322-8285, or
Rod Hill, Staff Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 327-5636, or
by calling the TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 or (916)323-0561.

Public Hearing Information:
Date:		October 20, 2011
Time:		9:00 a.m
Location:	Cal/EPA Building
                     1001 I Street, 2nd Floor
                     Byron Sher Auditorium
                     Sacramento, California 95814

Directions, transportation options, and parking information for
the public hearing are available at: 
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/EPABldg/location.htm

SUBMITTAL OF COMMENTS

Interested members of the public may present comments orally or
in writing at the meeting, and comments may also be submitted by
postal mail or by electronic submittal before the meeting.  The
comment period for this regulatory action will begin on September
3, 2011.  To be considered by the Board, written comments, not
physically submitted at the meeting, must be submitted on or
after September 3, 2011, and received no later than 12:00 noon on
October 19, 2011, and must be addressed to the following:

Postal mail:
         Clerk of the Board, Air Resources Board
         1001 I Street
         Sacramento, California 95814

Electronic submittal:  
http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php

BACKGROUND

TRUs are refrigeration systems powered by integral diesel
internal combustion engines designed to control the environment
of temperature-sensitive products that are transported in trucks,
trailers, shipping containers, and railcars.  These units operate
at distribution centers, grocery stores, and other facilities
which are often in close proximity to residential neighborhoods. 
The emissions from TRUs pose a potential threat to both public
health and the environment.  In 2004, the TRU ATCM was adopted to
reduce diesel particulate matter (PM) emissions from TRU engines.
 The TRU ATCM was amended in November 2010 and those amendments
became effective March 7, 2011.

Information about the current TRU ATCM is available at the TRU
Website at:  http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/tru.htm

If you have any questions about the existing regulation, please
contact the TRU Help Line at:
1-888-878-2826 or (916) 323-0561.

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