Riverside – On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will hold an enforcement event aimed at upholding air pollution laws by identifying high-emitting heavy-duty trucks crossing the border using a mobile emissions monitoring device: the Portable Emissions Acquisition System (PEAQS), which screens for high-emitting vehicles as they drive under it. CARB staff expect to process over 1,000 vehicles at the location with heavy truck traffic. High-emitting vehicles will be flagged for full inspection, including smoke test, and possible citation.
CARB also will use the event to educate truck owner/operators about the Heavy-Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program (HD I/M) that will start being phased in on Jan. 1, 2023. The HD I/M Program is a groundbreaking smog check program for heavy-duty trucks that will help ensure that the more than 1 million heavy-duty trucks operating in California run clean for the life of the vehicle. This will reduce harmful emissions and protect public health in the communities most impacted by diesel air pollution.
What: Deployment of hi-tech truck pollution monitor and related truck
emissions enforcement event
When: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch break from 12-1 p.m.)
Where: 2335 Enrico Fermi Dr., San Diego, CA 92154
Inspections will be at a CHP facility on the U.S. side of the commercial border crossing. At the intersection of
Siempre Viva Rd. and Enrico Fermi Dr., turn east on Siempre Viva Rd. and then turn into the driveway to the
south. GPS coordinates: 32.556799, -116.926350
Who: CARB Air Pollution specialists and technicians
Visuals: Portable emissions equipment and testing, heavy-duty truck inspections and possible citations, along a heavily
travelled truck route at the commercial border crossing at Otay Mesa.
CARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. CARB is the lead agency for climate change programs and oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health-based air quality standards.