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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: 

Other information for marine vessel programs is available on our

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 bsoriano@arb.ca.gov; or Paul Milkey at
(916) 327-2957, or by email at pmilkey@arb.ca.gov.


Bonnie Soriano
Staff Air Pollution Specialist
California Air Resources Board

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