MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board cracks down on polluting trucks, tire haulers in East Los Angeles area
LOS ANGELES - The Air Resources Board is working with the California Highway Patrol and CalRecycle to conduct inspections on heavy-duty trucks and tire haulers traveling in and around the Los Angeles area.
Measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles include requirements to report fleet information to ARB, employ fuel-saving technology, install diesel soot filters and replace or upgrade aging engines and transport refrigeration units.
PLEASE DO NOT PUBLICLY DISCLOSE LOCATION OF INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO EVENT
WHO: California Air Resources Board, CalRecycle, California Highway Patrol
WHAT: Truck and tire hauler inspections to check for compliance with state laws
WHEN: Tuesday, August 18, from 10:30 to 12:00 p.m. (ongoing inspections)
2555 E. Olympic Blvd. Media can park across the street in Sears lot at corner of E. Olympic Blvd. and Rio Vista Ave. (Look for CHP and truck inspections signage.)
791 South Mission Rd. Please use GPS. Parking is adjacent to the event.
VISUALS: Medium- to heavy-duty big rigs and tire haulers, ARB and CHP uniformed inspectors, inspections in progress, etc.
Background: The California Environmental Protection Agency created the Environmental Justice Compliance and Enforcement Working Group in 2013 to coordinate compliance assistance and enforcement activities in disadvantaged areas of the state that suffer multiple sources of pollution. The Working Group consists of federal, state, and local agencies that enforce environmental protection requirements and is currently conducting an initiative in Boyle Heights and Pacoima. As part of the initiative, from Aug. 18 through 22, the California Air Resources Board and CalRecycle will partner with the California Highway Patrol to conduct emissions and tire-haul inspections on heavy-duty trucks traveling in and around the Los Angeles area.