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October 19, 2017

TRU (reefer) Owners: Less than 2 weeks left to qualify for compliance extension!

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) reminds model year (MY) 2010 TRU owners:  If you want to qualify for compliance extensions, less than two weeks remain before the purchase order deadline for ordering Level 3 verified diesel particulate filters (DPF) for retrofitting your reefer engines.

MY 2010 transport refrigeration unit (TRU) and TRU generator set engines must comply with the TRU Regulation’s Ultra-Low-Emission TRU (ULETRU) In-Use Performance Standards by December 31, 2017.  In addition, any MY 2003 TRU engines that met the Low-Emission TRU (LETRU) In-Use Performance Standards in 2010 must now meet ULETRU by December 31, 2017.  Please be aware that replacement engines are no longer a compliance option because replacement engines must be cleaner than the old engine being replaced and there is no replacement engine that fits and functions that is cleaner than a MY 2010 engine. For a more detailed explanation, see page 7 of TRU Advisory 13-18.

The TRU Regulation does not allow compliance extensions if orders for verified diesel emissions control strategies, such as Level 3 DPFs, are placed after October 31st and installation is not completed by December 31, 2017.  However, if MY 2010 TRU engine owners order verified diesel emissions control strategies (VDECS), such as Level 3 DPFs, by the end of October, installation by the end of 2017 is very likely possible.  More importantly, if you order a Level 3 DPF before October 31st and delivery or installation is delayed so that you can’t comply by the end of 2017, you may qualify for a compliance extension.

To qualify for compliance extension:

  • Purchase orders for Level 3 DPFs must be placed by October 31st
  • The TRU must be registered in ARB’s Equipment Registration (ARBER) system, and
  • An application for extension must be submitted to ARB with the required documentation by December 31, 2017.

Again, MY 2010 TRU engine owners that place orders for Level 3 VDECS after October 31st will NOT qualify for this compliance extension if they discover they cannot comply by December 31st due to delays in delivery or installation.

TRU Regulation and VDECS information

TRU Regulation Advisories

TRU ARBER Registration and Help Pages

TRU 2017 Compliance Deadline Extension Application

If you have questions about compliance or registration in ARBER, please call the TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 or call 1-916-327-8737.

Written on Friday, October 20, 2017 by
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