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tru -- TRU (reefer) owners: Only 1 Week left to qualify for compliance extension!

Posted: 24 Oct 2013 07:33:56
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) reminds model year (MY)
2006 TRU owners:  If you want to qualify for compliance
extensions, only one week remains before the purchase order
deadline for ordering Level 3 verified diesel particulate filters
(DPF) for retrofitting your reefer engines. 

MY 2006 transport refrigeration unit (TRU) and TRU generator set
engines must comply with the TRU Regulation’s in-use performance
standards by December 31, 2013.  The TRU Regulation does not
allow compliance extensions if orders for verified diesel
emissions control strategies, such as Level 3 DPFs, are placed
after October 31st and installation is not completed by December
31st, 2013.

However, if MY 2006 TRU owners order verified diesel emissions
control strategies (VDECS), such as Level 3 DPFs, by the end of
October, installation by the end of 2013 is very likely possible.
 More importantly, if you order a Level 3 DPF before October 31st
and delivery or installation is delayed so that you can’t comply
by the end of 2013, you may qualify for a compliance extension.

To qualify for compliance extension:
•	Purchase orders for Level 3 DPFs must be placed by October
•	The TRU must be registered in ARB’s Equipment Registration
(ARBER) system, and
•	An application for extension must be submitted to ARB with the
required documentation by December 31, 2013.

Again, MY 2006 TRU owners that place orders for Level 3 VDECS
after October 31st will NOT qualify for this compliance extension
if they discover they cannot comply by December 31st due to
delays in delivery or installation.

TRU replacement engines may still be available for delivery and
installation by December 31, 2013, if you order soon.  However,
the purchase order deadline for ordering replacement engines and
units has already passed – it was August 31, 2013.  Therefore, if
you order replacement engines or units after August 31, 2013, and
installation is delayed until after December 31, 2013, you will
NOT qualify for a compliance extension.

For general information about the TRU Regulation and VDECS
information, the TRU Website is at: 
Scroll down toward the end of the webpage for Level 3 VDECS

The ARBER registration website is at: 

ARBER Registration Help pages are at: 

TRU Advisories are listed at: 

TRU Compliance extension applications are at:

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

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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