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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:02
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Hmmm. Congress is poking CARB with a stick.

http://oversight.house.gov/images/st...tanda rds.pdf
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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:44
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Re: Hmmm. Congress is poking CARB with a stick.

Fantastic!! I hope some of the BS that they are trying to pull, and has pulled, gets shut down. CARB is making it nearly impossible for transport based business to survive in CA.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 16:28
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Re: Hmmm. Congress is poking CARB with a stick.

"Poking," or "Whacking?"

I've made it about halfway through the .pdf so far, and it looks like CARB is going to be put right in the centre of the spot.

Having had to deal with CARB in the past, I think that Congress bringing CARB to heel would be helpful - as long as Congress doesn't get full of itself in the bargain (there are elements of 49CFR, Part 1 that I honestly think should be rescinded out of hand, but that's just me. FMVSS has gotten overburdensome.)

California has added another - generally unnecessary, and universally burdensome - layer to much administration for shopowners. I've run a couple of shops, which is why I don't do it anymore...

EPA regs are supplemented by CalEPA and CARB regs.
OSHA regs are made even more burdensome by CalOSHA.
Elements of the California Labour Code are just migraine-inducing.

And I'm sure there are other "duplicate layers of regulation" involved, I just can't recall them offhand. Not to mention - what are you supposed to do when something required by one state-level department is expressly and explicitly forbidden by another? Who gets the fine, and why is it always you? (Ask FarmerMatt, if he's still around, for recent examples of that. Regs put out by CalAg and CalEPA have been in direct conflict with CARB regs...)

This is not to mention the utterly stupid ideas that come out of Sacramento. I seem to recall hearing about how FarmerMatt had to convert all of his irrigation from Diesel/electric to straight electric, as mandated by (I think) CalAg and CalEPA. CARB got involved, told him the engines all had to be "deactivated" by boring a four-inch hole in the side of the block.

So he ended up with a few dozen Caterpillar 3208 (I think) Diesels sitting in a shop that he had to take a 4" hole saw to. He followed the letter of the law - the holes were in the skirt of the block, and could be repaired. Stupid reg, tho - selling the engines to the industrial market would have helped to recover the cost of the electric conversion.

Of course, PG&E was involved in that decision as well. Are you surprised?

So, yeah, I'd love to see CARB get slapped around a bit. It may set a useful precedent for other State-level departments in California, that have gotten too big for their britches...
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Old November 17th, 2011, 17:06
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Re: Hmmm. Congress is poking CARB with a stick.

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CARB is making it impossible for any business to survive in CA.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 17:52
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Re: Hmmm. Congress is poking CARB with a stick.

cal, thanks for posting this!
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Old November 17th, 2011, 18:07
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Re: Hmmm. Congress is poking CARB with a stick.

chances are, they'll make it worse.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 19:08
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chances are, they'll make it worse.
x2, I'm waiting for CARB to pull one of these

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Old November 18th, 2011, 10:29
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Thanks, and you're right.... It is impossible.
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Re: Hmmm. Congress is poking CARB with a stick.

The people at CARB need to be bitch slapped!
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