Learn About California Diesel Emissions Regulations
Air quality regulations that affect the use of mobile vehicles and portable equipment in California can be very confusing. Each regulation has different deadlines and compliance requirements, making it difficult to manage a compliance strategy that will help you avoid enforcement. Again this year in October, presenter Bob Shepherd, Sustainability and Compliance Manager for Quinn, will be providing informational sessions at several Quinn locations that will present a guideline of the California regulatory requirements to assist in keeping your company in compliance.
Following is the presentation Agenda. All presentations will start at 9 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. – In-Use Off-Road Diesel Mobile Regulation
Owners of nearly all off-road diesel machines used in construction, landscaping, utility work, etc. are required to comply with this regulation. Machines used 100% in agricultural are not affected by this regulation; however, agricultural machines that may be used part of the time for construction require reporting and labeling under the off-road regulation.
10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. – Portable Engine Regulations; Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) Fleet Average, and Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP)
If you own portable equipment such as generators, welders, industrial pumps, etc. with engines 50 HP and larger, attendance is a must. These two regulations underwent extensive revisions that include a schedule for the phase out of older engines over the next several years. These revisions are expected to go into effect by the end of 2018.
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. – On-Road Private Fleet Diesel Vehicle Regulation
This regulation affects both construction and agricultural vehicle owners. In 2014 CARB made changes to this regulation that allowed more flexibility with compliance. Recently, John Lawson and the California Trucking Association sued CARB, stating the amendments created an unfair advantage to small fleets and non-compliant fleets by allowing deadline extensions and flexibility with compliance costs. The court ruled in favor of Lawson/CTA, and the result effectively reverses all extensions and flexibilities provided in the 2014 amendment. Learn more about continuing compliance and what options have been rescinded.
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Large Spark-Ignited Regulation
This regulation affects owners of propane, natural gas, gasoline and electric forklifts, sweepers/scrubbers, industrial tow tractors, and airport ground support equipment (in-field AG is exempt). Although compliance for this regulation should have been completed by 2013 for fleets with 4 or more of these equipment types, CARB now requires these fleets to report online and label their equipment, similar to the reporting required for the off-road diesel mobile vehicles. Know what is required to be reported and how to maintain your NOx fleet average.
12:00 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. – Proposition 65 Requirements
Although this is not a CARB regulation, it is a California regulation that affects each and every consumer and business in California by requiring warnings for potential exposure to nearly 900 chemicals identified by the state to either cause cancer or reproductive harm, or both. Learn what this may mean for your business compliance.
Sessions are available at Quinn locations on the following dates; click on a link below to retrieve the sign-up sheet:
October 17th – Bakersfield
October 18th – City of Industry (this workshop is now full, see below for November 1 workshop registration)
October 23rd – Santa Maria – workshop full
October 24th – Oxnard – workshop full
October 30th – Riverside (this workshop is now full, see below for November 6 workshop registration)
November 6th – Riverside
– Second Date Added!
There is no charge for attendance. Seating is limited, so get your sign-ups in soon.