The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recommends that transport refrigeration unit (TRU or reefer) and TRU generator set owners take action to plan and order compliance options to ensure TRU model year 2006 engines (or units manufactured in 2006) comply with in-use performance standards by the end of 2013.
The TRU regulation allows compliance extensions if delivery or installation is delayed. To qualify for these extensions, the unit must be registered in CARB’s Equipment Registration (ARBER) system and purchase orders must be placed early enough to take into account delivery, installation, holiday, and year-end lead times. The TRU regulation has these purchase order deadlines:
•For engine repowers and unit replacements: By the end of August 2013—four months ahead of the compliance deadline.
•For verified diesel particulate filter retrofits: By the end of October 2013—two months ahead of the compliance deadline.
For model year 2006 engines/units, owners must make a good-faith effort to comply by the end of 2013. If in-use compliance cannot be achieved by Dec 31, 2013, due to delays in delivery or installation, owners may apply for a compliance extension. The compliance extension application, with attached supporting documentation, must be received at ARB by Dec 31, 2013.
All model year 2005 and older engines (or units manufactured in 2005 or earlier) should be in compliance now. Note that trailer manufacture year and in-service dates are not used to determine compliance dates. Non-compliant model year 2005 and older TRU/TRU genset engines/units must not be operated in California unless they are brought into compliance immediately.
For general information about the TRU Regulation, the TRU website is at www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/tru.htm.
For answers to questions about in-use performance standard compliance, registration in ARBER, or in-use compliance extensions, call the TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 or call 1-916-327-8737.