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porttruck -- December 17, 2010, Board actions on Drayage Trucks

Posted: 06 Jan 2011 11:51:04
This email provides a brief informal summary of the Air Resources
Board’s actions at the December 17, 2010, hearing to consider
amendments that staff had proposed to the Drayage Truck

The Board considered written public comments and oral testimony
at the hearing.  The Board supported some, but not all, of the
amendments that staff had proposed.  The Board delegated the
responsibility to the ARB Executive Officer to move forward with
the supported amendments to complete the regulatory process and
then make a final determination of whether those amendments
should be adopted.  

Proposed Amendments that the Board Directed the Executive Officer
to adopt: 

•	The amendment to include noncompliant trucks operating off of
port and rail yard grounds that engage in dray-off activities.   

•	The amendment to sunset the Drayage Truck Regulation on
December 31, 2016.   However, staff will propose a later sunset
date as part of the 15-day change package to support the
retention of the Phase 2 requirement as described below.

Proposed Amendment that the Board Directed the Executive Officer
to adopt with modifications:

•	The amendment to include Class 7 drayage trucks.  The Board
directed that staff’s proposal be modified as follows:  (a) to
accelerate the filter requirement to January 1, 2012 for Class 7
drayage trucks in the South Coast Air Basin, and (b) to require
Class 7 drayage trucks statewide to operate with a 2007 or newer
emission standard engines by January 1, 2014.  These
modifications will be covered in the 15-day change package.

Proposed Amendment that the Board did not support: 

•	The amendment that would have delayed the current Phase 2
requirement (which mandates that drayage trucks are to operate
with 2007+ standard engines by January 1, 2014).  The Board found
that the requirement should not be deleted from the regulation
and is necessary to safeguard emission reductions and health
benefits for communities near ports and rail yards and to provide
regulatory consistency for truck owners who have already complied
with Phase 2 requirements.  Therefore, all drayage trucks will
still be required to operate with 2007 or newer emission standard
engines by January 1, 2014.  

The Drayage Truck Regulation is part of ARB’s ongoing efforts to
reduce emissions and health risks from diesel-fueled engines and
improve air quality associated with goods movement.

If you need further clarification or have questions, please call
the Drayage Truck hotline at 1-888-247-4821 or visit the drayage
truck website at: www.arb.ca.gov/drayagetruck .

Thank You   

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