Board Member Report: April 3, 2023
Please see below for upcoming public events for the week of April 3, 2023.
Public Training Class on Off-Road Diesel Regulation: On April 4 in San Diego, and via remote access, CARB will host a training class to provide information for fleet owners on the In-Use Off-Road Diesel Vehicle Regulation, which requires fleets to report to CARB and label their off-road vehicles as well as reduce their overall fleet emissions. The regulation’s purpose is to reduce emissions from off-road diesel vehicles used in California construction, mining, and other industries.
Public Training Class on California’s Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program: On April 4 in San Diego and remotely, CARB will host a training class to cover the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program (HD I/M) regulation, which, as of Jan. 1, 2023, requires all non-gasoline heavy-duty vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 14,000 pounds to pass emissions compliance inspections. The HD I/M program is comparable to California’s Smog Check program for light-duty passenger vehicles.
Public Training Class on Transport Refrigeration Units Regulation: On April 5 in San Diego, and via remote access, CARB will host a training class to cover the Transport Refrigeration Units (TRU) Regulation. To reduce the risk of diesel particulate matter exposure from TRUs, owners, operators, dispatchers, and distribution centers must comply with the TRU Air Toxic Control Measure. This course will cover 2022 TRU amendments, regulation applicability, hiring and contracting TRUs, compliance requirements, and registration and labeling.
Joint Public Meeting: On April 6 in Sacramento and remotely, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) will host a joint public meeting with CARB and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). This is the third annual joint meeting between these agencies to coordinate interagency efforts in the implementation of policies that affect transportation, housing, air quality, and climate. This joint meeting will address two strategies – building infill housing and pricing California’s roads and highways – fundamental to California reducing vehicle miles traveled and reaching the 2045 carbon neutrality goal. At this meeting, CARB, CTC, and HCD will hear the following: 1) progress report on joint meeting interagency coordination; 2) California’s housing future; 3) roadway pricing; 4) next steps; and 5) public comment. Public comments may also be submitted in advance of the meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org.