CARB Offers Phase-In of GHG Mandate

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has put together several “phase-in” plans to help fleets comply with its heavy-duty tractor-trailer greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation mandate that went into effect Jan. 1 this year – giving small fleets, in particular, a nearly seven-year window to meet the new rules if they participate in the state agency’s program.

During a conference call with reporters reviewing the GHG compliance efforts undertaken by Tacoma, WA-based carrier Interstate Distributor Co., Yvonne Sanchez, an air resources engineer with CARB, explained that small fleets – those with 21 vehicles or less – operating equipment governed by these new regulations have until July 1, 2012, to submit a compliance plan to CARB to gain the phase-in designation.

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