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harborcraft -- Notice of ARB Disapproval of Alternative Control of Emissions Application from Hornblower Posted: 29 Apr 2013 16:20:10
ARB’s disapproval of the Alternative Control of Emissions (ACE) plan from Hornblower for complying with the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation has been posted. Additionally, the summary of comments received during the 15-day comment period for the ACE plan and ARB responses have been posted. For detailed information regarding the Hornblower’s ACE plan, the public comment process, and ARB’s final action, please see link below. http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/harborcraft/hcace.htm If you have any questions regarding this notification, please contact Ms. Cherie Rainforth, Manager, Control Strategies Section at 916.327.7213 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Background: The CHC regulation was adopted in November 2007 and became effective in January 2009. Commercial harbor craft includes crew and supply vessels, commercial fishing vessels, ferries,excursion vessels, pilot boats, tow boats, tug boats, barges,dredges, and work boats. The CHC regulation requires existing Tier 1 and earlier auxiliary and propulsion engines on in-use ferries, excursion vessels, tugboats, towboats, crew and supply vessels, barges, and dredges to meet United States Environmental Protection Agency Tier 2 or Tier 3 marine engine standards in effect at the time compliance is required. This regulation is part of ARB’s ongoing effort to reduce diesel particulate matter in communities located near ports. Additional information on the regulation is available at the following link: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/harborcraft.htm