CARB Reefer Deadline Approaching
The California Air Resources Board is reminding model year 2006 transport refrigeration unit owners who want to qualify for compliance extensions that only about two weeks remain before the purchase order deadline for ordering Level 3 verified diesel emissions control strategies, such as diesel particulate filters, for retrofitting engines.
Model year 2006 TRU and TRU generator set engines must comply with the CARB’s TRU regulations in-use performance standards by Dec 31. The TRU Regulation does not allow compliance extensions if orders for VDECS, such as Level 3 DPFs, are placed after Oct. 31 and installation is not completed by Dec. 31.
CARB notes if model 2006 TRU owners order Level 3 DPFs before the end of October, installation by the end of 2013 is very likely possible. More importantly, if you order a Level 3 DPF before Oct 31 and delivery or installation is delayed so that you can’t comply by the end of 2013, you may qualify for a compliance extension.
To qualify for compliance extension:
• Purchase orders for Level 3 DPFs must be placed before Oct. 31
• The TRU must be registered in CARB‚s Equipment Registration/ARBER system
• An application for extension must be submitted to CARB with the required documentation before Dec 31.
For general information about the TRU Regulation and VDECS information, visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/tru.htm
If you have questions about compliance or registration you can call the CARB TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 or 916-327-8737.