The California Air Resources Board (CARB) scheduled the first in a series of public workshops to discuss proposed regulatory concepts to limit emissions from transport refrigeration units (TRUs) operating in California.
CARB is requesting stakeholder comment on reducing emissions from stationary TRU operations. The agenda for the public workshop to launch development of California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) air pollution control measure on stationary operating time limits for transport refrigeration units is posted here.
The basic concept is to reduce the amount of stationary run time of time TRUs operate in a stationary mode while powered by internal combustion engines on fossil fuel at certain California locations.
The regulation in development is described in California Air Resources Board (CARB) Sustainable Freight: Pathways to Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Discussion Draft document. The proposed allowable operating time limit for TRUs would decrease over three phases:
- Phase I: 24 hours, effective January 1, 2020
- Phase II: 1 hour, effective January 1, 2022
- Phase III: 5 minutes, effective January 1, 2025
Further information the workshop and pending rule-making activities are posted on CARB’s Cold Storage Control Measure for TRUs Website. .