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harborcraft -- Notice of ARB Disapproval of Alternative Control of Emissions Application from Hornblower

Posted: 29 Apr 2013 16:20:10
ARBís 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 Hornblowerís ACE plan, the
public comment process, and ARBís 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 crainfor@arb.ca.gov.  


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 ARBís 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 

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