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Air Resources Board cracks down on polluting trucks in East Los Angeles area
LOS ANGELES - The Air Resources Board is working with the California Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy-duty trucks traveling in and around the Los Angeles area. The effort is a follow-up to ARB’s successful “Gear Up For Clean Trucks” campaign in August 2012, which saw 4000 inspections on vehicles at 40 locations throughout the state. More recent ARB strike forces have been active at the Port of Los Angeles and in Imperial County.
PLEASE DO NOT PUBLICLY DISCLOSE LOCATION OF INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO EVENTWHAT: Truck inspections to check for compliance with state air pollution laws
WHO: California Air Resources Board, California Highway Patrol
WHEN: Tuesday, January 15 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon (ongoing inspections)
WHERE: In the parking lot of the historic Sears Building, near the intersection of 12th St. and Soto St., Los Angeles 90023 (Look for CHP and truck inspections signage.)
VISUALS: Heavy-duty big rigs, ARB and CHP uniformed inspectors, inspections in progress, etc.
Measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles include requirements to report fleet information to ARB, employ fuel-saving technology, install diesel soot filters and replace or upgrade aging engines and transport refrigeration units.
ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.