CARB holds free compliance classes, including webinar

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | 6/18/2014

Truck owners wanting to stay on top of the latest in California emissions rules have multiple opportunities in the coming weeks, including one session that can be viewed online.

The California Air Resources Board will hold multiple diesel education classes in June and July. The courses are free and cover topics like diesel emissions devices and filters, and how to comply with the state’s Truck and Bus Regulation.

According to a CARB announcement, Course 511, “Controlling Diesel Emissions: Devices and Filters,” includes discussion of diesel particulate matter, PM and NOx production and control strategies, diesel particulate filter theory, types, regeneration and application as well as regulations. The course will be offered Tuesday, June 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bakersfield, Calif. For more information or to register for course 511, click here.

Course 521, “How to Comply with the Truck and Bus Regulation,” will cover the rule’s applicability, exemptions, extensions, credits, good faith effort, reporting, broker and dispatcher requirements and regulatory changes. The course will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25 by webinar online. That same day, the course will be offered in Fontana  at both 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Course 521 also will be offered 9-11 a.m. June 26 in Lancaster; 10 a.m. to noon July 16 in Sonora; 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 17 in Big Pine; 1-3 p.m. July 30 in Ukiah; and both 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. July 31 in Eureka. For more information or to register for Course 521, click here.

CARB’s Course 525, “Compliance Overview: Truck and Bus Rule, Off-Road Vehicle Regulation, and PERP,” covers compliance with the Truck and Bus and Off-Road Vehicle regulations, as well as requirements for portable equipment. The course is offered from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 25 in Bakersfield; from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8 in Selma; from 8 a.m. to noon July 9 in Fresno, and 1-5 p.m. July 10 in Modesto.

For more information or to register for Course 525, click here.

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