Friday, October 29, 2021

CARB Commercial Harbor Craft Regulatory Development

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has proposed amendments to the Commercial Harbor Craft (CHC) Regulation for the Board to consider on November 19, 2021. The amendments would achieve additional emissions and health risk reductions by introducing zero‑emission operation requirements for some harbor craft, requiring more stringent performance standards for in-use diesel engines onboard harbor craft, and expanding the requirements to additional vessel types. The Proposed Amendments would provide an 89 percent decrease in diesel particulate matter (DPM) emissions, and a 54 percent reduction in oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from harbor craft statewide by 2035.


For more information on the Proposed Amendments, please see the fact sheet linked below.

https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/resources/fact-sheets/proposed-amendments-commercial-harbor-craft-regulation.


This hearing will be the first of two Board hearings, where the Board may give staff direction to return with a modified proposal. This is an opportunity for all voices to be heard—those of community members, members of the general public, and regulated stakeholders. It will be a remote only meeting conducted via Zoom, a web-based video conferencing service. Members of the public who wish to comment verbally can register for the webinar at the link below.

https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/ma111821.


Members of the public who wish to submit a written comment on the proposal can do so at the link below.

https://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bcsubform.php?listname=chc2021&comm_period=A.


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