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cargo -- Information Item Regarding Implementation of the Cargo Handling Equipment Regulation Posted: 21 Mar 2014 10:16:14
This advisory is for owners/operators of cargo handling equipment (CHE) at the ports and intermodal rail yards. This is a reminder that non-yard truck equipment purchased, leased, or rented after January 1, 2007, including both new equipment and equipment purchased for compliance purposes, that does not have a Tier 4 engine (interim or final), is required to be retrofitted with a Verified Diesel Emissions Control Strategy (VDECS) within one year of being purchased, leased, or rented. If a VDECS is not available for the engine/equipment combination, then if a VDECS becomes available, it must be installed within 6 months of availability. The following CHE Regulation subsections: • 2479(e)(1)(B)3., pertaining to newly purchased, leased, or rented non-yard truck equipment, • 2479(e)(3)(B)1.b., pertaining to basic non-yard truck container handling equipment, • 2579(e)(3)(B)2.b., pertaining to bulk cargo handling equipment, and • 2479(e)(3)(B)3.b., pertaining to rubber-tired gantry cranes require the highest level available VDECS be installed on engines certified to US EPA Tier 2, Tier 3, or Tier 4 Alternative PM off-road engine emissions standards. This requirement pertains to all engines purchased, leased, or rented since January 1, 2007. All CHE owners/operators that have purchased, leased, or rented engines certified to these Tier levels (including Tier 3 engines flexed to Tier 4 engine emissions standards) must retrofit these engines with the highest level VDECS available for the engine family and model year within one year of engine/equipment acquisition. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Houghton at (916) 327-5638 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kirk Rosenkranz at (916) 327-7843 or email@example.com. 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: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cargo California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.