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tru -- TRU (reefer) owners: Wednesday, October 31st is last chance to order VDECS retrofits if you want to qualify for a compliance extension!

Posted: 30 Oct 2012 15:14:15
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) wants model year 2005
transport refrigeration unit (TRU) owners to be aware that this
Wednesday, October 31st is the last day to purchase Verified
Diesel Emissions Control Strategies (VDECS), such as diesel
particulate filters, to ensure they will qualify for a compliance
extension if delivery or installation is delayed beyond the
December 31st deadline. 

Model year 2005 TRU engines must comply with the TRU Regulationís
in-use performance standards by December 31, 2012.

Purchase orders for VDECS that are placed after October 31st will
not qualify for compliance extension if delivery or installation
is delayed past December 31, 2012.  Noncompliant TRUs that don't
qualify for an extension will need to cease operations in
California until they can be brought into compliance or risk
citation with penalty.

To qualify for these compliance extensions due to delayed
delivery or installation, the TRU must be registered in ARBER and
purchase orders must be placed by the purchase order deadlines
for VDECS (e.g. diesel particulate filter retrofits):  By
Wednesday, October 31st.

Compliance extension applications, with attached supporting
documentation, must be received at ARB by December 31, 2012.

Where can I get more information?

For general information about the TRU Regulation, the TRU Website
is at:  http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/tru.htm

The ARBER registration website is at: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/arber/arber.htm

ARBER Registration Help pages are at: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/arber/trureg/trureg.htm

TRU Advisories are listed at: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/advisories.htm

If you have questions about compliance or registration in ARBER,
please call the TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 or call
1-916-327-8737.

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.  The emissions from these units are a source of
unhealthful air pollutants including particulate matter, toxic
air contaminants, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and
hydrocarbons, that all pose a potential threat to both public
health and the environment. These units often congregate in large
numbers at California distribution centers, grocery stores, and
other facilities where they run for extended periods of time to
ensure their perishable contents remain cold or frozen. These
distribution and loading facilities are often in close proximity
to schools, hospitals, and residential neighborhoods.  In 2004,
the TRU Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) was adopted by the
Board to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions from TRUs and
TRU gen set engines.  Amendments were adopted by the Board in
November 2010 and October 2011.

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