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From: zwang@arb.ca.gov
Subject: arbcombo -- GTE Industries Purity DPF Verified as a Level 3 Plus Device
Date: Friday, July 31, 2009
This notice is to inform you of verification for the GTE Industries Purity DPF for stationary engines.

The ARB has verified GTE Industries Purity diesel particulate filter (DPF) System as a Level 3 Plus device for Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 certified
off-road engines used in stationary prime and emergency standby generators and pumps.  The GTE Industries Purity DPF System reduces
diesel particulate matter by 85 percent or greater and does not increase nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions beyond the 2009 limit of 20 percent of
the baseline oxides of nitrogen (NOX) emissions.  This verification is subject to the terms and conditions specified in the verification and only for
use with engines listed in the engine family list (Attachment 1).  Since there may be significant variations from application to application, GTE
Industries must review actual operating conditions (duty cycle, baseline emissions, exhaust temperature profiles, and engine backpressure)
prior to retrofitting an engine with a Purity DPF System to ensure compatibility.  Additional information and criteria for this verification are available
on our website below:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/diesel/verdev/vt/stationary.htm#gte

If you have any questions regarding this verified device, please contact Kirk Rosenkranz at krosenkr@arb.ca.gov or 916.327.7843.
From: wfell@arb.ca.gov
Subject: arbcombo -- Truck Stop Website Available for Information on ARB Diesel Regulations and Financial Assistance Opportunities
Date: Friday, July 28, 2009
Truck Stop provides users a one-stop shop experience for information on ARB diesel regulations and available financial assistance
opportunities.

"Truck Stop" is available at
http://www.arb.ca.gov/truckstop .  

The Truck Stop website is designed to be straightforward and easy to navigate.  A truck owner can answer a few basic questions about his or her
fleet and get a personalized list of regulatory requirements and potential funding options, from that list they can access more specific information
about only the regulations and funding programs that apply to their unique situation.  The site is designed primarily for the fleet owner but the
information is also useful for the truck dealer, lender, air districts and others in the trucking community.

If you need information about the following regulations please visit the Truck Stop website, call us at 866-6DIESEL (866-634-3735) from
8a.m.-5p.m. Mon.-Fri or email at
8666DIESEL@arb.ca.gov:

=>  Truck and Bus Regulation
=>  In-Use Off-Road Vehicle Regulation
=>  Heavy-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Measure
=>  Financial Assistance Opportunities

ARB is asking Truck Stop website users to take a few minutes to complete a brief survey about their experiences with Truck Stop.  Your
participation will help us improve our Truck Stop website to serve you better.  Thank you.

Link to Survey:
http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB229EAKYZ3LS

Re: ARB Website Content Survey

The ARB is asking regular website users to take a few minutes to complete a brief survey about their experiences with our site.  Your
participation will help us improve our website to serve you better.  Thank you.

Link to Survey:
http://www.zoomerang.com/recipient/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB2298ML2JK9E
From: rhill@arb.ca.gov
Subject: tru -- Reminder - TRU Registration Deadline
Date: Friday, July 23, 2009
The deadline for registering California-based TRUs is July 31, 2009.

Reminder!

July 31, 2009, is the deadline for registering California-based transport refrigeration units (TRU) and TRU generator (gen) sets with the
California Air Resources Board (ARB).

California-based TRUs and TRU gen sets are TRUs and TRU gen sets equipped on trucks, trailers, shipping containers, or railcars that a
reasonable person would find to be regularly assigned to terminals within California.

You may register your TRUs and TRU generator sets online at the Air Resources Board Equipment Registration (ARBER) system.  ARBER may
be accessed using your web browser at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/arber/arber.htm.  Registration is free.  Instructions and help screens are provided
in the left navigation bar of this website.  Please call the TRU Help Line at 1-888-878-2826 if you need assistance.

Please be aware that enforcement of the TRU registration requirement begins August 2009.  Citations will be issued to all noncompliant TRU
owners and operators.  Penalties will be up to $500 per nonregistered, California-based TRU but can possibly be more for serious cases.  
Ticketed TRU owners will also be subject to full audits by ARB for all applicable diesel engine regulations.

Please also be aware that model year 2002 or older TRU engines, must be fully compliant with the in-use standards by December 31, 2009.  
Since lead times can be three to four months and may change with supply and demand, it is recommended that orders for compliance
technology be placed by September 1st.  Beginning January 2010, all noncompliant equipment will be cited and a penalty up to $1,000 per unit
will be assessed, but can possibly be more for serious cases.  Compliance would also be required within 60 days.

Re: ARB Website Content Survey

The ARB is asking regular website users to take a few minutes to complete a brief survey about their experiences with our site.  Your
participation will help us improve our website to serve you better.  Thank you.

Link to Survey:
http://www.zoomerang.com/recipient/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB2298ML2JK9E