Workshop focus: Cutting stationary TRU emissions

Workshop focus: Cutting stationary TRU emissions

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff invites you to participate in the first of a series of public workshops to discuss concepts designed to reduce air pollution from refrigeration units used to transport temperature-sensitive products such as food and pharmaceuticals.

These units, typically referred to as transport refrigeration units (TRUs), emit air pollutants that pose a potential threat to both public health and the environment.

Owners of TRUs that operate in California, facilities in California where TRUs operate (such as grocery stores, distribution centers, warehouses, ports, and railyards), and people living near these facilities should consider participating in these workshops. At the workshop, CARB staff will request suggestions on how to reduce emissions related to stationary TRU operations and request comments on concepts presented by the staff.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 13, 2016, from 10 am to noon PDT at the California Environmental Protection Agency, Sierra Hearing Room (second floor) 1001 I Street, in Sacramento CA. For directions, transportation options, and parking information, click here.

This workshop also will be webcast, and the webcast connection is at www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast. During the webcast, questions and comments can be sent via email to [email protected]

Further information and the public notice for this workshop are posted on ARB’s Cold Storage Control Measure for TRUs Website at www.arb.ca.gov/cc/cold-storage/cold-storage.htm. A copy of the presentation will also be posted at the above website prior to the workshop.

Concepts to be discussed at the workshop focus on reducing the amount of time TRUs operate using diesel power while refrigerated trucks, trailers, and shipping containers are parked (stationary) at certain California facilities and other locations. These concepts affect TRUs, as well as the many types of facilities and locations where they operate.

For answers to questions about the workshop, contact Rodney Hill at 916-327-5636 or email [email protected]  Other TRU-related questions may be directed to 888)-878-2826 or email [email protected]

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