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tru -- Act soon! Order compliance technology for your 2006 transport refrigeration units, by August 31st

Posted: 13 Aug 2013 13:44:43
Avoid penalties due to manufacturer delay: order new replacement
engines, transport refrigeration units (TRU), and TRU generator
sets by August 31, 2013, to meet December 31, 2013, deadline for
model year 2006 engines/units. 

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) recommends that
transport refrigeration unit (TRU or reefer) and TRU generator
set owners take action to plan and order compliance options to
ensure TRU model year 2006 engines (or units manufactured in
2006) comply with in-use performance standards by the end of
2013.

The TRU Regulation allows compliance extensions if delivery or
installation is delayed; but, to qualify for these extensions,
the unit must be registered in ARBís Equipment Registration
(ARBER) system and purchase orders must be placed early enough to
take into account delivery, installation, holiday, and year-end
lead times.  The TRU Regulation has the following purchase order
deadlines:

ē	For engine repowers and unit replacements:  By the end of
August -- four months ahead of the compliance deadline; and

ē	For verified diesel particulate filter retrofits:  By the end
of October -- two months ahead of the compliance deadline.

For model year 2006 engines/units, owners must make a good-faith
effort to comply by the end of 2013.  If in-use compliance cannot
be achieved by December 31, 2013, due to delays in delivery or
installation, owners may apply for a compliance extension.  The
compliance extension application, with attached supporting
documentation, must be received at ARB by December 31, 2013.

All model year 2005 and older engines (or units manufactured in
2005 or earlier) should be in compliance now.  Please note that
trailer manufacture year and in-service dates are not used to
determine compliance dates.  Noncompliant model year 2005 and
older TRU/TRU genset engines/units must not be operated in
California unless they are brought into compliance immediately.

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 Compliance extension applications are at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/arber/trureg/truextensions.htm

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

If you have questions about in-use performance standard
compliance, registration in ARBER, or in-use compliance
extensions, 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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