Attention Contractors! CARB Workshop Locations and Times Scheduled for Off-Road Equipment and On-Road Truck Regulations

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has scheduled five public workshops to discuss the Off-Road Equipment and On-Road Truck Regulations on the following dates, times and locations.  The purpose for the workshops is outlined in CARB’s message below.

Fresno (with live video feed to SJVAPCD Modesto and Bakersfield offices)
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution
Control District (SJVAPCD)
1990 E. Gettysburg
Fresno, California 93726

El Monte
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Air Resources Board
Auditorium, Annex 4
9530 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, California 91731

San Diego
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: San Diego County
Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, California 92101

Sacramento (will also be webcast)
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Oakland
Date: Wednesday, September 8**, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Port of Oakland
Boardroom, 2nd Floor
530 Water Street
Oakland, California 94607
**PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED (Originally appeared as Thursday, September 9, 2010, in the Save the Date email sent on
8/6/10).

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Full text of CARB Announcement

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) invites you to participate in a series of public workshops to discuss the revised emission inventories, and the proposed amendments to the Regulation for In-Use Off-Road Diesel Fueled Fleets (off-road regulation), the In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel-Fueled Vehicles Regulation (truck and bus regulation), and the In-Use On-Road Diesel-Fueled Heavy-Duty Drayage Trucks Regulation (drayage truck regulation).
 
The workshops will be held on the following dates at the following five locations:

Fresno (with live video feed to SJVAPCD Modesto and Bakersfield offices)
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution
Control District (SJVAPCD)
1990 E. Gettysburg
Fresno, California 93726

El Monte
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Air Resources Board
Auditorium, Annex 4
9530 Telstar Avenue
El Monte, California 91731

San Diego
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: San Diego County
Administration Center
1600 Pacific Highway
San Diego, California 92101

Sacramento (will also be webcast)
Date: Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Air Resources Board
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Oakland
Date: Wednesday, September 8**, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Port of Oakland
Boardroom, 2nd Floor
530 Water Street
Oakland, California 94607
**PLEASE NOTE THIS DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED (Originally appeared as
Thursday, September 9, 2010, in the Save the Date email sent on
8/6/10).

The Sacramento workshop will be webcast, and live video feed has been setup for alternative locations to telecast the Fresno workshop.  ARB staff plans to present the same information at each of these five workshops.

For more information on these workshops, including agenda, please see the workshop notice which is available at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/mailouts/msc1034/msc1034.pdf

Background

Staff held workshops in June and July regarding proposed amendments to the Truck and Bus, Off-Road, and Drayage Truck regulations.  At the workshops, stakeholders requested additional time to review and comment on the following:

  • Details of planned emissions inventory updates for trucks and off-road vehicles,
  • Specific draft regulatory language,
  • ARB's revised PM2.5 mortality report, draft of which will be released later this summer, and
  • Proposed changes to the Drayage Truck Regulation.

Please be aware that although the Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Regulation (tractor-trailer GHG regulation) was discussed at the June/July workshops, staff will not be taking comments on this regulation during the upcoming August/September workshops.

The Truck and Bus, Off-Road, and Drayage Truck Regulations are intended to reduce toxic and smog-forming emissions from trucks, buses, and off-road vehicles.  Reducing such emissions is necessary to meet federally imposed clean air standards and to reduce the adverse health effects from air pollution throughout the state.  The Tractor-Trailer GHG regulation is intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from tractor-trailers traveling California's roadways. 

While staff is proposing to amend several elements of the truck and bus and off-road regulations, many provisions are in effect and not being considered for amendment.  These include:

  • Off-road reporting and labeling requirements;
  • Off-road idling limits and sales disclosure requirements;
  • Truck and bus sales and disclosure requirements; and 
  • Existing requirements for trucks and buses utilizing the agricultural vehicle provisions and some two engine street sweepers.

However, due to the pending amendments to the truck and bus and off-road regulations, several requirements have been postponed:

  • On February 11, 2010, ARB issued a delay of the off-road regulation's retrofit and turnover requirements pending further notice.
  • The truck and bus regulation's reporting for early credits was originally required by March 31, 2010, but has been delayed until early 2011.  Also, the truck and bus retrofit and turnover requirements (scheduled to begin January 1, 2011) will also be extended by several months.  

For further information on ARB's diesel vehicle and equipment regulations, please call the California Air Resources Board Diesel Hotline at 866-6DIESEL (866-634-3735).  You may also visit the ARB's truck stop website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/truckstop to learn more regarding ARB's programs for trucks, buses, and trailers.  For further information about the off-road diesel vehicle regulation, please visit the off-road regulation website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ordiesel.

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