Carriers with 2009 Reefer Engines Must Comply with California Standards by End of 2016
Carriers operating in the state of California are being reminded that model year 2009 transport refrigeration units must comply with the TRU Regulation’s in-use performance standards by the end of 2016. Fleets with MY 2009 TRUs should be planning for compliance now.
Purchase orders for compliance equipment (e.g., replacement TRUs) or emissions control technology (e.g., diesel particulate filters) must be placed before the TRU Regulation’s purchase order deadlines to qualify for a compliance extension if delivery or installation is delayed until after December 31, 2016. To qualify for this compliance extension, carriers must register the TRU in CARB’s Equipment Registration (ARBER) system, place purchase orders before the purchase order deadlines, and submit compliance extension applications by December 31.
The purchase order deadlines that apply to TRUs are:
For replacement TRUs: August 31, 2016 (four months ahead of the compliance deadline); and
For verified diesel particulate filter retrofits: October 31, 2016 (two months ahead of the compliance deadline).
Replacement trailers should be ordered much sooner (i.e., now) due to long lead times and the current manufacturing backlog.
Owners must exercise due diligence in attempting to comply by the end of 2016, which means conducting the compliance process with a measure of prudence, responsibility, and diligence that is expected from, and ordinarily exercised by a reasonable and prudent person under the circumstances. CARB must receive the compliance extension application, with attached supporting documentation that demonstrates due diligence was used, by December 31, 2016.
For more information and links to TRU Reglulations and options, see 2009 Reefer Engine? Plan for CA Compliance Now published by the BC Trucking Association (June 13, 2016).
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
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