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cargo -- Amendments to Cargo Handling Equipment Regulation Supporting Documents Now Available

Posted: 03 Aug 2011 16:03:57
Supporting materials related to air emissions and the economic
analysis are now available for the Amendments to the Cargo
Handling Equipment (CHE) Regulation. The materials can be
downloaded from the CHE website at the following link:


The amendments to CHE Regulation 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 amendments address several areas including: retrofit
requirements, operational requirements, emission standards,
compliance requirements, definitions, and other clarifying

Cargo handling equipment is used to transfer goods or perform
maintenance and repair activities and includes equipment such as
yard trucks (hostlers), rubber-tired gantry cranes, top handlers,
side handlers, forklifts, and loaders.  The Regulation for Mobile
Cargo Handling Equipment at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards was
adopted in December 2005 to reduce diesel particulate matter in
communities located near ports and intermodal rail yards. 
Additional information on the regulation is available at the
following link:


If you have any questions, please contact Kirk Rosenkranz at
(916) 327-7843 or krosenkr@arb.ca.gov.

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