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maritime -- Ocean-Going Vessel Regulation Status Posted: 03 Oct 2011 13:46:12
The purpose of this list serve note is to notify owners and operators of the status of the amendments to the Ocean-Going Vessel Regulation. On September 1, 2011, an advisory (Marine Notice 2011-1) was issued regarding the amendments. Due to the administrative process, we were not able to provide an exact date for the implementation of the amendments. On September 16, 2011, ARB filed the Final Rulemaking Package with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). OAL has until October 28, 2011 to make a determination. Since ARB requested an “effective early date”, we expect the legally effective date for the amendments to be between October 28, 2011 and November 27, 2011. To provide owners and operators with sufficient lead time to implement the amendments, ARB will begin enforcement of the amendments to the rule on December 1, 2011. The amendments include the following: • Expand the regulatory boundary in Southern California. • Delay implementation of the “Phase II” 0.1% sulfur fuel until January 1, 2014. • Limit marine gas oil to 1% sulfur starting on August 1, 2012. • Make minor amendments to Noncompliance Fee Provision. • Update the definitions of compliant distillate fuels and the California Baseline. Additional information on the amendments can be found in Marine Notice 2011-1 which is available at the following: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/documents/marinenote2011_1.pdf Other information for marine vessel programs is available on our website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/marine The Ocean-Going Vessel Clean Fuel Regulation provides significant air quality benefits by requiring vessels to use cleaner, low sulfur distillate fuel when visiting California ports. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Soriano at (916) 327-6888, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Paul Milkey at (916) 327-2957, or by email at email@example.com. Regards, Bonnie Bonnie Soriano Staff Air Pollution Specialist California Air Resources Board