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shorepower -- Revised Draft Regulation for Shore Power Posted: 20 Aug 2007 16:49:48
Please note that significant changes have been made to the draft regulation since the last workgroup meeting on July 12. A revised draft of the proposed at-berth vessel regulation has been posted to ARB's Shore Power website. The draft language will be discussed at the next Shore Power Workgroup meeting on August 28, 2007 in Sacramento. The major revisions include: * Staff is proposing to bifurcate the regulation and defer requirements for ship categories that are not attractive cold-ironing candidates (bulk ships, tankers, and vehicle carriers). Proposed regulatory requirements for these ships are expected to be presented to the Board in late 2008. * The proposed language would now require operators of container ships and passenger ships to shut off auxiliary engines for 50 percent of their annual visits to a terminal by 2014 and for 80 percent of their annual visits to a terminal by 2020. Operators of refrigerated cargo ships would be required to shut off auxiliary engines on ships that meet minimum-visit criteria by 2014 and 2020. As an alternative to shutting off engines, affected ship operators will have the option to reduce their fleet emissions at a terminal by 50 percent by 2014 and by 80 percent by 2020. * Terminal operators will be required to provide the electrical infrastructure for ships meeting the 2014 and 2020 shore power requirements or provide alternative control technologies for ship operators choosing the fleet emission reduction option. Other less significant changes have also been made to the revised regulation including changes to the reporting and record keeping requirements as well as editorial and clarification changes. In addition to posting the revised draft regulation, staff also posted a revised agenda for the workgroup meeting to reflect a change in order of the items to be discussed. To obtain a copy of the revised regulatory language and revised agenda, please go to http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/shorepower/shorepower.htm Thank you.