TRU rule takes effect;
enforcement on March 31
Mar 9, 2011 10:18 AM
California’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has approved the transport refrigeration unit (TRU) rulemaking that was adopted November 18, 2010 by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
This rulemaking was filed with California Secretary of State, and due to the request for an early effective date, the regulatory action took effect March 7, 2011. Enforcement of in-use performance standards for model year 2003 TRU engines begins March 31, 2011. For more information, go to www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2010/tru2010/tru2010.htm.
In 2004, CARB adopted an Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) for TRUs. In March 2005, the board requested the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant authorization to CARB to adopt and enforce the TRU ATCM pursuant to the Clean Air Act. EPA granted California authorization January 16, 2009.
CARB amended Section 2477 of title 13 of the California Code of Regulations to (1) allow the owners of model year 2003 TRU in the 25-hp and greater category and model year 2003 TRU and 2004 TRU in the less than 25-hp category to use the low-emission TRU in-use standard (enforcement begins March 31, 2011), (2) clarify that the operational life of flexibility engines installed before the effective date of these amendments is seven years from the year of engine manufacture, and (3) add new reporting requirements for TRU original equipment manufacturers.
OAL approved this regulatory action pursuant to Section 11349.3 of the government code.
More detailed information about the 2010 amendments is provided in TRU Advisory 10 20, which is posted at www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/tru.htm.
Instructions for registering TRUs and TRU gen-sets in CARB’s Equipment Registration (ARBER) system are provided at the TRU website and at the help pages at www.arb.ca.gov/arber/registration.htm.
Questions related to registration in the ARBER system can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or called to the TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 (or call 916-445-5516 or 916-323-0440).
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