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Compliance Assistance Bulletin - September 2013

From the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District: 

Compliance Assistance Bulletin - September 2013


Upcoming deadline for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Certified Compression-Ignited (Diesel)

This rule requires all Tier 1 and Tier 2 certified compression-ignited engines rated at >50 bhp to
comply with EPA Tier 4 Emission Limits/Standards.

  • You must replace your Tier 1 and Tier 2 certified engines with Tier 4 engines no later than January 1, 2015, or 12 years after installation, but not later than June 1, 2018.
  • Any replacement engine must meet the certified compression-ignited engine standards at the time of the installation. The current requirement is Tier 4 Interim certification.
  • District Permit Exempt Equipment Registrations (PEERs) or Authority to Construct (ATC) permits are required for the replacement of engines. The PEER or ATC permit applications are due 3 months and 6 months, respectively, before the existing engine's replacement deadline. Please utilize the District's SBA hotlines for more information on which applications you need to submit.

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Speak Up!/Listen Up! for Construction, a new safety training tool


Release Number: 390PR13

Caterpillar introduces Speak Up!/Listen Up! for Construction, a new safety training tool customized for the construction industry and developed in collaboration with 16 of the world's leading contractors including Atkinson Construction, Granite and Kiewit Corporation. The training materials are designed to foster safe work environments by helping employees overcome the anxiety that can be associated with giving or receiving safety-related feedback. The complete package includes videos, presentation materials, handouts and a facilitator's guide. All content has been tailored to reflect the specific challenges and risks inherent in a construction environment.

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CLAAS reflects on first 100 years of innovations

OMAHA, Neb. – Over the last century, CLAAS has evolved from a small manufacturer of straw binders into a global leader of agricultural implement innovations. 

August Claas founded the company in 1913 in Germany, and was soon joined by his three brothers – Bernhard, Franz Jr. and Theo -- to form the company “Gerbuder Claas.” In 1921, the “knotter” was patented as a device designed to create perfect knots. Over the next 90 years, the knotter would go on to become the hallmark of CLAAS.

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Caterpillar to Sponsor the SkillsUSA Opening Ceremony

Sponsorship of SkillsUSA's 2013 National Leadership and Skills Conference Opening Ceremony

SkillsUSA will return to Kansas City, June 24-28, 2013 for its 49th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. Quality career and technical education and training will be the centerpiece of the conference.

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