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cargo -- Update on Amendments to Cargo Handling Equipment Regulation Posted: 15 Sep 2011 14:36:39
ARB Staff to Propose Additional Conditions on Proposed Compliance Extension Years . Attention: Owners/Operators Using or Planning to Use the “No VDECS Available” Extension (Section 2479 (f)(2)) or, Using or Planning to Use the Proposed “Low-Use Equipment” Extension (Proposed Section 2479 (f)(6)). Staff will be proposing for the Board’s consideration at the September 22, 2011, Air Resources Board hearing, additional conditions for the third and fourth years of a “No VDECS Available” compliance extension, and for the proposed “Low-Use Equipment” compliance extension, as described below. Application requirements for the proposed third and fourth years of the “No VDECS Available” compliance extension, in addition to those specified in the current regulatory language (Section 2479 (f)(2)), are being proposed to include the following: • Equipment owners or operators would agree to replace the equipment for which a third or fourth year of “No VDECS Available” compliance extension was granted with either electric or hybrid equipment, if available, at the end of the extension period. • Equipment, for which the basic reason a VDECS is not available is high engine exhaust opacity, would not be eligible for a third or fourth year of “No VDECS Available” compliance extension. Staff will also be proposing that the application requirements for the proposed low-use equipment compliance extension, in addition to those described in the proposed regulatory language, include the requirement that all applicable engines in a fleet for which a compliance option is feasible be brought into compliance. Additionally, staff will be proposing to modify the current Alternative Compliance Plan option in the regulation to include yard trucks. The public will have an opportunity to comment on these proposed modifications both in-person, at a September 22, 2011, Air Resources Board hearing, and in writing, during a new public comment period after the Board hearing. The public hearing notice for the amendments and all supporting documentation are available at the following web site: http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2011/cargo11/cargo11.htm Additional information on the regulation is available at the following link: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cargo If you have any questions, please contact either Cherie Rainforth at (916) 327-7213 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kirk Rosenkranz at (916) 327-7843 or email@example.com.