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harborcraft -- Compliance Reporting Deadlines for In-Use Commercial Harbor Craft Engines Posted: 06 Jun 2014 09:59:41
The Air Resources Board’s (ARB or Board) Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation (CHC Regulation) requires owners and operators with engines subject to the in-use engine emissions limits to report what they have done to bring these engines into compliance, per California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 17, section 93118.5, subsection (e)(6). If you own or operate a vessel meeting the criteria listed in Table 1 below, by December 31, 2014, you must: 1. Upgrade your engine(s) to meet the current United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Tier 3 marine or off-road engine emissions standards . (U.S. EPA Tier 3 marine engine emissions standards are defined in CHC Regulation section 93118.5, subsection (d)(82), Tables 3, 4, and 5); and 2. Submit a Demonstration of Compliance report to ARB, describing in detail the actions taken to upgrade your engine(s). To file this report, please update your initial report by completing report columns 51 – 54 (Excel columns AI through AM) on the “Engine Information” worksheet of the CHC reporting form. The CHC reporting form can be downloaded at the following website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/harborcraft/reporting.htm Table 1(items a-e): In-Use CHC Auxiliary and Propulsion Engines that must be Upgraded to Current Engine Emission Standards by December 31, 2014 (Per CCR, Title 17, section 93118.5, subsection (e)(6)(D) Tables 7 through 10) a. Vessel Category: Ferries,Excursion Vessels,and Tug, Tow, and Push Boats Home Port: Outside South Coast AQMD Engine Model Year: 1986-1995 Annual Operational Hours: >=300 and <=1500 hours b. Vessel Catergory: Ferries Home Port: Outside South Coast AQMD Engine Model Year: 1996-1999 Annual Operational Hours: >=300 hours c. Vessel Catergory: Ferries, Excursion Vessels, and Tug, Tow, and Push Boats Home Port: Within South Coast AQMD Engine Model Year: 2001 Annual Operational Hours: >=300 hours d. Vessel Catergory: Crew and Supply Vessels Home Port: Statewide Engine Model Year: 1986-1995 Annual Operational Hours: >=300 and <=1500 hours e. Vessel Catergory: Barge and Dredge Vessels Home Port: Statewide Engine Model Year: 1986-1990 Annual Operational Hours: >=80 hours (Note: ARB amended the CHC regulation in 2010, adding in-use engine emission limits for engines on crew and supply vessels, barges, and dredges. ARB is currently seeking U.S. EPA authorization for these added provisions and will not enforce the associated emission limits until authorization is received.) If the compliance action you chose is different from the action identified in your Compliance Plan (required to be submitted to ARB by February 28, 2014), or if you did not submit the required Compliance Plan, please contact Kirk Rosenkranz at 916.327.7843 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The text of the CHC regulation is available at the following website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2010/chc10/frochc931185.pdf 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, tugboats, towboats, barges, dredges, and workboats. The CHC regulation has reporting, recordkeeping, and monitoring requirements. In addition, CHC regulation requires existing Tier 1 and earlier auxiliary and propulsion engines on in-use ferries, excursion vessels, tugboats, towboats, crew and supply, barges, and dredges to meet U.S. EPA 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 If you have questions, please contact: Kirk Rosenkranz at 916.327.7843 or email@example.com, or Zhenlei Wang at 916.322.1049, or firstname.lastname@example.org. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.