CARB offers free compliance classes in July, August

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | Friday, July 11, 2014

Truck owners and others in the freight industry have an opportunity to learn California emissions enforcement techniques, maintenance on emissions devices and other information during a series of upcoming courses run by the state’s Air Resources Board.

A course dealing with CARB’s Truck and Bus Rule will be accessible remotely to anyone with Internet capabilities.

To help educate the industry about CARB’s most expensive truck rule, the air quality agency offers Course 521: “How to Comply with the Truck and Bus Regulation.” The course includes discussions on applicability, exemptions, extensions, credits, good faith effort, reporting, and requirements for brokers and dispatchers.

Course 521 will be offered as a webinar from 9 to 11 a.m. both July 15 and July 23. The course will also be available in-person from 10 a.m. to noon July 16 in Sonora, Calif.; from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 17 in Big Pine, Calif.; from 1 to 3 p.m. July 30 in Ukiah, Calif.; and both from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. July 31 in Eureka, Calif.

For more information or to register for Course 521, click here.

CARB also is offering Course 511: “Controlling Diesel Emissions: Devices & Filters.” The course will discuss diesel particulate matter and health effects; diesel engine particulate matter and NOx production and control strategies; diesel particulate filter theory, types, regeneration and application; and regulations associated with diesel emission control devices.

Course 511 will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. August 12 in San Diego. For more information or to register for Course 511, click here.
           
Course 511.2, “Overview of Diesel Emission Control Strategies,” discusses diesel emissions and health effects; diesel emission control technologies; diesel particulate filter construction and application; and maintenance necessary for successful DPF operation. The course will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. July 17 in San Leandro, CA.

For more information or to register for Course 511.2, click here.

CARB is also offering Course 525: “Compliance Overview: Truck & Bus Rule, Off-Road Vehicle Regulation, and PERP.” The course will discuss compliance basics for the Truck and Bus and Of-Road Vehicle Regulations, as well as requirements for portable equipment.

Course 525 will be offered form 9 a.m. to noon July 18 in San Leandro, Calif., and from 8:30 a.m. to noon August 13 in San Diego. For more information or to register for Course 525, click here.

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