The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will conduct a public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM). This workshop is set for Wednesday, June 29, 2011, from 10 am to noon (PDT) in the Byron Sher Auditorium, located in the CalEPA Building in Sacramento CA. These amendments are in addition to those adopted by the board in November 2010.
A notice for the workshop is available at www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/documents/tru-wkshp3notice6-29-11.pdf.
The workshop will also be available through webcast and teleconference; the webcast connection is at www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast. Interested parties in the United States and Canada may call toll-free to 1-800-779-1505 to listen via teleconference call. Callers from Mexico may call into the toll number 1-212-287-1669. The participant pass code is 55390.
During the webcast, questions and comments will be accepted that are e-mailed to [email protected].
The workshop presentation and draft regulatory language will be made available a few days before the workshop.
Directions, transportation options, and parking information for the public workshop are available at www.calepa.ca.gov/EPABldg/location.htm.
TRUs are refrigeration systems powered by diesel internal combustion engines designed to control the environment of temperature-sensitive products transported in trucks, trailers, shipping containers, and railcars. These units operate at California distribution centers, grocery stores, and other facilities that are often close to residential neighborhoods. Emissions from these units pose a potential threat to both public health and the environment. In 2004, the TRU ATCM was adopted to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions from TRU engines. The rule was amended in November 2010, and those amendments took effect March 7, 2011.
Information about the current TRU ATCM is available at www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/tru.htm.
Contact 1-888-878-2826 or 916-323-0561 with questions.