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arbcombo -- Technical Evaluation Document Of Options To Reduce Locomotive and Railyard Emissions Posted: 22 Dec 2008 15:25:11
In this preliminary draft report, the Air Resources Board (ARB/Board) staff provides a technical evaluation for public comment of 37 options that may accelerate further statewide locomotive and localized locomotive and non-locomotive railyard emission reductions. Technical Evaluation Document The technical evaluation of each option is based on the following criteria: technical feasibility, potential emission reductions, costs, and relative cost-effectiveness. The overall purpose of this document is to provide a sound technical basis for the ongoing dialogue on how best to achieve further emissions reductions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and diesel particulate matter (PM or diesel PM). The Technical Evaluation Document, and related documents, can be found on the ARB website at http://www.arb.ca.gov/railyard/ted/ted.htm This draft report is intended only to provide an initial technical assessment of various options that are available or may be available in the near future to accelerate and provide additional emissions reductions from locomotives and major railyards in California. It is not intended to serve as an implementation blueprint, as it does not evaluate which agency or agencies may have authority to implement such options. The document also does not evaluate what role, if any, the availability of public funding might play in assuring earlier or further reductions. Following receipt and evaluation of the public comments, ARB staff will develop a final report on the technical evaluation of the options. Following the completion of that report, ARB staff will develop a separate draft report for public comment that addresses possible implementation mechanisms. The range of potential mechanisms includes direct regulation, incentive funds, voluntary actions by the railroads, and enforceable agreements with the railroads. This second report will draw on the results of the previous technical evaluation. In developing the second report, ARB staff will again seek public comments. Public Comments Staff is requesting public comments within 60 days of release of the Technical Evaluation Document or by Monday, February 23, 2009. Contact Information If you have questions about the Technical Evaluation Document, please call Mr. Harold Holmes, Manager, Engineering Evaluation Section, at (916) 324-8029 or e-mail: email@example.com. You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: ej, loco, railyard.