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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Valley air district urges truckers to attend truck-rule workshop


December 8, 2013

•  December 12 event to detail grants available plus new rules coming down the road
•  Fresno event also available on video in Bakersfield and Modesto

With the Jan. 1, 2014 compliance deadline of the California Air Resources Board’s truck rule fast approaching, the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has a workshop December 12 to explain the changes.
“We are very pleased that the Air Resources Board sees the importance of allowing additional time for these small trucking operations to receive critical funding that allows them to go beyond what is required by this regulation,” says Seyed Sadredin, the Valley Air District’s executive director and air pollution control officer.
The Valley Air District has made an additional $10 million available and broadened its eligibility criteria for the Valley’s 15,000-plus single-truck owner/operators and small fleets to receive funding that reduces nitrogen oxides emissions, a major source of the air basin’s pollution.
This funding can provide truckers with assistance that further reduces emissions beyond mere rule compliance. To date, the local air district has awarded more than $114 million in truck funding, replacing more than 2,000 trucks.
The Thursday workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Valley Air District offices, 1990 E. Gettysburg Ave. in Fresno.
The public can also attend the workshop by video conference at the Valley Air District’s regional offices in Bakersfield and Modesto.