California Air Resources Board Schedules Public Workshops to Address Proposed Changes to Truck and Bus Regulation

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has scheduled five public workshops to discuss the proposed amendments to the In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel-Fueled Vehicles Regulation (Truck and Bus Regulation). 

The workshops will be held on the following dates at the following five locations (please see the Workshop Notice for addresses and times, see link below):

Diamond Bar - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Sacramento - Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Redding - Thursday, December 5, 2013
San Diego - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Fresno - Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Sacramento workshop will be webcast, and live video feed has been setup for alternative locations to telecast the Fresno workshop. You may find more information on the webcast for the Sacramento workshop at Cal/EPA Webcast.

To view the workshop notice Click Here -

To view the ARB workshop page for more information including workshop presentation Click Here -

In advance of the workshops, the Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition (CIAQC) prepared a letter to ARB with several recommendations to improve the current regulation.  CIAQC believes these recommendations will recognize the unique circumstances affecting the construction industry without threatening the goals and objectives of the air board's emission reduction efforts.  Click here to see a copy of the CIAQC Truck and Bus Regulation letter of recommendations.

CIAQC is a non-profit 501(c)(6) founded in 1989 by four southern California trade associations--Associated General Contractors of California, Building Industry Association of Southern California, Engineering Contractors Association and the Southern California Contractors Association.

These signatory contractor organizations, through the Southern California Industry Funds, created CIAQC to help their members understand and navigate the ever-increasing web of government environmental regulation under which they operate their businesses and build our communities, our infrastructure and the environmental systems that will enhance California’s future.

Today several organizations and individual construction firms throughout the state are active in CIAQC. Member associations now also include the Associated General Contractors America – San Diego Chapter, Inc., California Construction Trucking Association, United Contractors, and the California Rental Association.

CIAQC assists the construction industry and regulatory agencies in the development of environmental regulatory strategies that will balance the goals of a healthy environment and a healthy local economy with the least adverse impact on the construction industry.

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