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cargo -- Regulatory Advisory to Clarify When the Equipment Model Year May Be Used for Determining Compliance Date

Posted: 19 Jun 2013 10:24:47
This advisory provides clarification on when the equipment model
year may be used for determining the compliance date for cargo
handling equipment at California ports and intermodal rail yards.

Advisory Number 13-390: Enforcement of the Mobile Cargo Handling
Equipment Regulation at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards


The September 2011 amendments to the Regulation for Mobile Cargo
Handling Equipment at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards (CHE
regulation) added a footnote to Tables 1 and 2, of section
(e)(2)(B), allows the use of either the equipment model year or
the engine model year, whichever is newer, for determining the
compliance date for in-use yard trucks.  However, this provision
is only available for yard trucks with compliance dates of
December 31, 2012, and later.  Yard trucks with compliance dates
prior to October 14, 2012  the effective date of the amendment 
must use the engine model year for determining the compliance
date for the particular piece of equipment.  Advisory Number
13-390 can be accessed at:


For information regarding this advisory or technical questions
concerning the regulation, please visit our web site at
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cargo or contact Ms. Michele Houghton at
(916) 327-5638 or via e-mail at mhoughto@arb.ca.gov.  If you
would like additional information regarding the enforcement of
mobile cargo handling equipment, please contact 
Mr. H. Cuauhtemoc Pelayo at (626) 575-6779 or via e-mail at

Background: The California Air Resources Board (ARB or Board)
approved the original CHE regulation for adoption on December 8,
2005, and the regulation became effective on December 31, 2006. 
The Board approved amendments to the CHE regulation for adoption
on September 22, 2011.  ARB received authorization to enforce the
originally adopted regulation from the United States
Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) effective on November
28, 2011.  After receiving authorization from U.S. EPA to enforce
the regulation, ARB notified the regulated community that we
would begin enforcement on August 1, 2012.  Subsequently, the CHE
regulation amendments became effective on October 14, 2012. 

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