A safe passage permit for a Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) or TRU generator set (gen set) owner to travel on California highways with a specific noncompliant TRU or TRU gen set may be approved.The purpose of traveling in California must be to take the noncompliant equipment to a dealer or installer to bring the equipment into compliance.Information submitted must be true, accurate, and complete.Submittal of false information is a violation of state law and subject to civil penalty.The following conditions must be met:
The permit is a one-time permit for the sole purpose of bringing the TRU into compliance with the ULETRU in-use performance standards.
The TRU or TRU gen set cannot be operating (with the engine running) in California.
No temperature sensitive products can be transported in a vehicle with a noncompliant TRU or TRU gen set.
California Air Resources Board (CARB) will provide a decision within 15 days of receiving the application.If the application is approved, CARB will provide a safe passage permit specific to the one-time travel in California with the noncompliant equipment.If the application is not approved, CARB will notify the applicant of the decision and the noncompliant equipment cannot be brought into California.