CARB Posts Guidance for Electric Standby, Hybrid Electric Reefers
November 18, 2012
The California Air Resources Board has posted Regulatory Guidance for Electric Standby and Hybrid Electric Systems for Transport Refrigeration Units.
This guidance document explains requirements for the use of electric standby and hybrid electric systems as an option for compliance with California's TRU regulations' in-use performance standards. A TRU's compliance can be maintained beyond seven years if an electric standby or hybrid electric system is integrated into the equipment and used within the guidelines for an Alternative Technology.
Also provided are specifications for businesses interested in providing electronic-tracking systems to affected TRU owners.
Manual recordkeeping is required, beginning November 14, 2012. Electronic tracking systems includes automated monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting, with GPS tracking, and is required beginning January 1, 2013, for 50% of a fleet's TRUs that are complying with the TRU
Regulation's in-use standards by using electric standby and hybrid electric systems.
The remaining 50$ of a fleet's TRUs that are complying with the in-use standards by using electric standby and hybrid electric systems must be equipped with electronic tracking systems by Jan. 1, 2014.
CARB's guidance can be downloaded at: www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/tru/documents/guidance_electricstandby_ets.pdf