碳水化合物, AGC discuss emissions rule delay

加利福尼亚空气资源委员会和美国联合总承包商说,他们’ve与今天开始了新的代理与行业对话’s announcement that 碳水化合物 has delayed enforcement of its 非公路排放规则 until January, 2014.

“In a sense,” said 玛丽·尼科尔斯, 碳水化合物 board chair, “there’经济衰退带来了一些好消息,因为’给了我们更多的时间来解决这个问题,”在今天的媒体电话会议上。“这是一个复杂的规则,”她承认了。新的截止日期将给代理商“是时候让它变得可理解和明智了。”

In addition to the deadline push back, 碳水化合物 says it will simplify compliance options, increase the number of low-use equipment exempted from the rule, provide simpler compliance options for the smallest fleets, extend benefits for companies that comply before their deadline and lower annual requirements to clean up engines.

碳水化合物’s柴油越野在线报告系统(DOORS)保持不变,防空转和设备标签要求也保持不变。具有讽刺意味的是,门— which required contractors to give 碳水化合物 detailed fleet information — led to today’s agreement. Using DOORS information, and employing the same methodology 碳水化合物 used in determining  建筑设备排放 on which it based its rule, AGC contended contractors had already met 碳水化合物’s emission goals. Today, 碳水化合物 seemed to agree.

碳水化合物 had just presented a series of workshops to the industry that reflected different enforcement dates.CARB Board Chair 玛丽·尼科尔斯, however, said today in a conference call that the “基本建议与研讨会上的完全相同。”

“我们本来希望流程进行得更快,”AGC迈克尔·肯尼迪(Michael Kennedy)说’s general counsel, “but the 碳水化合物 staff did sit down and reexamine the evidence,”总结行业’s emissions were “远远低于任何人的预期。他们’现在,我们重新关注需要让建筑行业有更多时间重新站起来的需求。它’走了很长的路,但是我们’对结果感到满意,并继续致力于我们的职责”减少柴油排放。

When asked about the conflicting inventories and numbers purported by the industry and 碳水化合物, Nichols said, “We’现在重新前进,我们’不从事互相攻击的业务’的研究。我们有多种方法可以了解有关建筑行业以及所使用的设备的更多信息。”

肯尼迪补充说:“给人以为在2014年之前什么都不会发生的印象是错误的。’会看到大量的活动”在建筑行业内减少排放。“但这为承包商提供了制定合理计划的方法,并提供了一定程度的可预测性。”

“对于整个建筑行业而言,这是个好消息,因为加利福尼亚是排放法规的最佳时机,”南加州建筑业执行副总裁比尔·戴维斯(Bill Davis)说。“We’re happy that 碳水化合物 has recognized the work that AGC and the Construction Industry Air Quality Coalition did to illustrate that our fleets were over regulated by this rule. The rule is not going away, but now it’有可能生存下来。”

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