Image source does not exist News Release: 2013-04-22 MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board visits Santa Maria for big rig inspections

Release #:13-19
Date:04/22/2013

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990
CONTACT:

Karen Caesar

(916) 799-7151 cell
kcaesar@arb.ca.gov






MEDIA ADVISORY: Air Resources Board visits Santa Maria for big rig inspections


ARB strike force to check large trucks for compliance with state air pollution laws


SANTA MARIA - The Air Resources Board will be working alongside the California Highway Patrol to conduct inspections on heavy-duty trucks traveling in the Santa Maria area. The effort is part of ARB's stepped-up enforcement campaign to ensure that clean air requirements are understood, and that big rig drivers are in compliance with laws designed to improve air quality throughout California.



PLEASE DO NOT PUBLICLY DISCLOSE LOCATION OF INSPECTIONS PRIOR TO EVENT

WHAT: Truck inspections to check for compliance with state air pollution laws

WHO: California Air Resources Board, California Highway Patrol

WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 pm (ongoing inspections)

WHERE: Eastbound W. Main St. between Kathleen Court and Hanson Way (Look for CHP and Truck Inspections signage)

VISUALS: Huge heavy-duty big rigs, inspections in progress, etc.

Note: Spanish-speaking ARB representatives will be available for interviews.

State measures aimed at cleaning up diesel vehicles include requirements to report fleet information to ARB, employ fuel-saving technology, install diesel soot filters and replace or upgrade aging engines and transport refrigeration units.


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ARB's mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain health based air quality standards.