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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.