Amendments to Cargo Handling Equipment Regulatory Supporting Documents

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Background 

The Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE) Regulation was adopted on December 8, 2005, and became effective on December 31, 2006.  Implementation of the CHE Regulation began in 2007 and is reducing diesel PM emissions and associated health risk in communities near ports and intermodal rail yards.  The Board approved amendments to the CHE Regulation on September 22, 2011, and directed staff to make certain modifications.  The amendments address several areas including: retrofit requirements, operational requirements, emission standards, compliance requirements, definitions, and other clarifying language.  The amendments provide additional flexibility to owners/operators in an effort to reduce compliance costs, maintain the anticipated emissions reduction benefits of the regulation, and clarify several provisions in the regulation.  The Board-directed modifications include additional flexibility regarding the use of electric and hybrid equipment and additional stipulations regarding the third and fourth years of the “No VDECS Available” compliance extension.  To find out more about the CHE regulatory activities and related information, please see the links to the left.

This website contains supporting documents for the amendments to the CHE Regulation and the subsequent modifications. Emissions Inventory data and economic analysis information are provided in this area.



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