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tru -- ARB publishes TRU Advisory 13-28: Terminal Operator Reports

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 14:02:31
TRU Advisory 13-28 explains the California Air Resources Boardís
requirements for Operator Reports under the Transport
Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Regulation. 

Operator Report requirements apply to terminal operators of
terminals located in California.  A terminal is any place where a
TRU-equipped or TRU genset-equipped truck, trailer, refrigerated
shipping container, or railcar, or TRU generator set is regularly
garaged, maintained, operated, or dispatched from.  Terminals
include distribution centers, port terminals, port depots,
dispatch offices, cross-dock facilities, and maintenance shops
(excluding third party repair shops).  A terminal operator is the
person that owns or operates the terminal.

TRU Advisory 13-28 is available at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/documents/advisory_13_28.pdf

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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