Commercial Marine Vessels Archive

This page last reviewed April 25, 2013.

Below is an archive (2006 and earlier) of the What's New area of the Commercial Marine Vessel website.

What's New ARCHIVE
Posted December 29, 2006
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The final versions of the optional forms for the Ship Auxiliary Engine regulation safety exemption, noncompliance fee provision, and recordkeeping requirements are now available.

red bullet Safety Exemption Information and Form (Marine Notice 2006-1 Final Version) (PDF - 230K) (MS Word - 518K)   
red bullet Noncompliance Fee Information and Forms (Marine Notice 2006-2 Final Version) (PDF - 293K) (MS Word - 667K)
red bullet Recordkeeping Information and Forms (Marine Notice 2006-3 Final Version) (PDF - 245K) (MS Word - 551K)
Posted December 20, 2006
red diamond bullet A Notice regarding implementation of the ship auxiliary engine regulation for vessels entering Regulated California Waters prior to January 1, 2007, is now available. (Click here)
Posted December 18, 2006:
red diamond bullet The final version of the Implementation Guidance: Alternative Compliance Plan for Cargo Handling Equipment and Alternative Control of Emissions for Ship Auxiliary Engines is now available. 
Posted December 15, 2006:
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A conference call to discuss draft forms for the ship auxiliary engine regulation safety exemption, noncompliance fee provision, and recordkeeping requirements will be held on December 19, 2006, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PST). Call-In information is in the Draft Agenda below.

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Posted November 27, 2006:
red diamond bullet The staff presentation is now available for the November 29, 2006, workshop to discuss draft implementation guidance for the Alternative Compliance Plan and Alternative Control of Emissions provisions of the cargo handling equipment regulation and the oceangoing ship auxiliary engine regulations. 
Posted November 21, 2006:
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A conference about oceangoing vessels will be held in San Diego, February 7-9, 2007. The conference will bring together leading experts from governments, engine manufacturers, fuel suppliers, and other parties to thoroughly explore technical options and what these options suggest for current standard development in the USA and at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Updates will be posted at www.cleanshipsconference.com when they become available.

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Posted November 7, 2006:
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A workshop to discuss draft implementation guidance for the Alternative Compliance Plan and Alternative Control of Emissions provisions of the cargo handling equipment regulation and the oceangoing ship auxiliary engine regulations has been scheduled for November 29, 2006.

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Posted October 30, 2006:
red diamond bullet A Commercial Harbor Craft Public Workshop has been scheduled for December 6, 2006, in Sacramento. 
Posted October 4, 2006:
red diamond bullet The U.S. EPA's Office of Inspector General has released a Progress Report on EPA's Nonroad Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Strategies (Report No. 2006-P-00039, Dated September 27, 2006).
Posted September 14, 2006:
red diamond bullet The ARB has submitted a letter to the U.S. EPA regarding the importance of an expedited rulemaking for locomotive and marine engines. The letter urges the U.S. EPA to adopt the most stringent rules possible.
Posted September 8, 2006:
red diamond bullet Presentations for the Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group (Maritime Working Group) meeting scheduled for September 12, 2006, in Long Beach are now available. Additional presentations will be posted as they become available. 
Posted September 1, 2006:
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A Roundtable Discussion on Planned Studies to Estimate the Health Risk from Diesel Soot Pollution in West Oakland has been scheduled for September 14, 2006, at the Port of Oakland.

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Posted August 29, 2006:
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A Commercial Harbor Craft Public Workshop has been scheduled for September 19, 2006, in Sacramento.

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Posted August 22, 2006:
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A Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group (Maritime Working Group) meeting has been scheduled for September 12, 2006 in Long Beach.

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Posted August 16, 2006:
red diamond bullet An advisory summarizing the requirements of the ship auxiliary engine regulation is now available for owners and operators of oceangoing vessels that visit California ports. The regulation requirements commence on January 1, 2007. 
Posted August 3, 2006:
red diamond bullet A public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Cruise Ship Onboard Incineration will be held on August 30, 2006. 
Posted July 26, 2006:
red diamond bullet The staff presentations for the Commercial Harbor Craft Public Workshop being held on July 27, 2006, are now available. 
Posted July 21, 2006:
red diamond bullet The draft agenda and draft regulatory language are now available for the July 27, 2006, public workshop for commercial harbor craft. 
Posted July 11, 2006:
red diamond bullet A public workshop to discuss regulatory activities for commercial harbor craft will be held on July 27, 2006. 
Posted June 8, 2006:
red diamond bullet A public workshop to discuss regulatory activities for commercial harbor craft will be held on June 28, 2006. 
Posted June 1, 2006:
red diamond bullet The public comment period has been extended to June 19, 2006, for the proposed modifications to the Proposed Regulation to Reduce Emission from Auxiliary Diesel Engines and Diesel-Electric Engines Operated on Oceangoing Vessels Within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline. 
Posted May 18, 2006:
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Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (15-Day Notice) and Attachments are now available for the regulation for oceangoing ship auxiliary engines. Deadline for public comment is June 2, 2006.

Posted May 16, 2006:
red diamond bullet The agenda and staff presentation for the Commercial Harbor Craft Workgroup meeting / teleconference being held on May 17, 2006, are now available. 
Posted April 20, 2006:
red diamond bullet A Commercial Harbor Craft Workgroup meeting/teleconference is scheduled for May 17, 2006, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PDT) to discuss development of regulatory concepts for reducing diesel particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from in-use diesel-fueled engines on commercial harbor craft. 
Posted April 19, 2006:
red diamond bullet The final report, Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure Assessment Study for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, has been released and is now available on our website.
Posted March 6, 2006:
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The draft report, Evaluation of Cold-Ironing Vessels at California Ports, is now available. 

Comments on the draft report are welcome through April 3, 2006, and may be submitted via email to Mike Waugh, by phone at 916-322-8263, or in writing to:

Mr. Mike Waugh
Air Resource Board
Stationary Source Division
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812

Posted December 12, 2005:
red diamond bullet At its December 8, 2005, board meeting, the Air Resources Board adopted the regulation for oceangoing ship auxiliary engines
Posted October 21, 2005:
red diamond bullet The Notice of Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Proposed Regulations to Reduce Emissions from Auxiliary Diesel Engines and Diesel-Electric Engines Operated on Oceangoing Vessels within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline is now available. The Notice and all other regulatory documents, including the Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR or Staff Report) are available on the regulatory activities page
Posted October 6, 2005:
red diamond bullet Air Resources Board staff invites you to participate in afternoon and evening public workshops focusing on the draft report, Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure Assessment Study for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, on October 26, 2005, at the Marina Hotel in San Pedro. For details, please see the workshop notice: 
Posted October 3, 2005:
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The Air Resources Board draft report, Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure Assessment Study for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is now available.  A workshop will be conducted in Southern California in late October (date, time, and location to be determined). Written comments may be sent to the following:

Postal Mail: California Air Resources Board
Attention: Dr. Pingkuan Di
PO Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812-2815
Email: Dr. Pingkuan Di
PO Box 2815
Posted September 30, 2005:
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An Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engine / Cargo Handling Equipment Workgroup Meeting (Teleconference) is scheduled for October 4, 2005, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PDT). The goal of this meeting is to share the methodologies used to develop the cargo handling equipment and ship auxiliary engine emissions estimates, proposed revisions to the draft regulations, and the cost estimates for cargo handling equipment. The first hour will be devoted to the Cargo Handling Equipment proposal and the second hour to the Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engine proposal.

  Call-In Number (U.S.): 800.857.1778
  Call-In Number (International): +1.773.756.0108
  Passcode: 52394
  Meeting Materials (Additional materials may be posted as they become available.):
 
red bullet Draft Regulatory Proposal for Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines
red bullet Draft Emissions Estimation Methodology for Oceangoing Vessels
Posted September 15, 2005:
red diamond bullet Notice: The proposed regulation for oceangoing ship auxiliary engines that was originally scheduled to be considered for adoption by the Board on November 17, 2005, will now be considered at the December 8-9, 2005, Board meeting.
Posted August 24, 2005:
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Meeting materials for the August 24, 2005, workshops are now available:

red bullet Draft Regulatory Proposal for Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines
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Posted August 11, 2005:
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The Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engine / Cargo Handling Equipment Workgroup Meeting (Teleconference) that was originally scheduled for August 11, 2005, has been rescheduled for Monday, August 15, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PDT). The goal of this meeting is to discuss the proposed changes to regulatory concepts that were presented at our public workshop on May 18, 2005. The first hour will be devoted to the Cargo Handling Equipment proposal and the second hour to the Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engine proposal.

  Call-In Number (U.S.): 888.459.8438
  Call-In Number (International): +1.630.395.0482
  Passcode: 20165
  Leader's Name: Lisa Williams
Posted August 9, 2005:
red diamond bullet The draft proposed regulatory language for the Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engine Meeting (Teleconference) being held on August 15, 2005, is now available. 
Posted August 4, 2005:
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An Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engine / Cargo Handling Equipment Workgroup Meeting (Teleconference) will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2005 (Rescheduled to August 15, 2005), from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (PDT). The goal of this meeting is to discuss the proposed changes to regulatory concepts that were presented at our public workshop on May 18, 2005. The first hour will be devoted to Cargo Handling Equipment proposal and the second hour to the Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engine proposal. Meeting materials will be posted to this website prior to the meeting.

  Toll-Free Call-In Number: 866.657.8576
  Passcode: 8811369
  Leader's Name: Todd Sterling
Posted July 29, 2005:
red diamond bullet A series of public workshops related to the maritime industry will be held on August 24, 2005, in Long Beach. The workshops include oceangoing ship auxiliary engines, cargo handling equipment at ports and intermodal rail yards, and incinerators on cruise ships. 
Posted May 14, 2005:
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Meeting materials for the public meetings being held on May 17, 2005, are available.

Maritime Working Group Meeting:
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Cruise Ship Onboard Incineration Public Workshop:
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Port Electrification (Cold Ironing) Public Workshop:
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Posted May 13, 2005:
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Meeting materials for the Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Public Workshop being held on May 18, 2005, are available:

red bullet Final Agenda
red bullet Draft Regulatory Proposal
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Posted May 12, 2005:
red diamond bullet A new website has been created for Cruise Ship Onboard Incineration regulatory activities. 
Posted April 22, 2005:
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A series of public meetings related to the maritime industry will be held on May 17, 2005, and May 18, 2005, in Sacramento. Click to view the meeting notice and draft agendas

May 17, 2005:
red bullet Maritime Working Group Meeting
red bullet Cruise Ship Onboard Incineration Public Workshop
red bullet Port Electrification (Cold Ironing) Public Workshop
May 18, 2005:
red bullet Cargo Handling Equipment at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yards Public Workshop
red bullet Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Public Workshop
Posted January 13, 2005:
red diamond bullet The California Environmental Protection Agency and the California Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency have partnered to bring all interested industries and parties together to discuss and address the important issues regarding improving the movement of goods and reducing its environmental impacts in California. You are invited to participate in a Public Meeting on Goods Movement and Ports on January 27 and 28, 2005, in Los Angeles
Posted January 13, 2005:
red diamond bullet The Oceangoing Ship Survey has been distributed to ship owners/operators who operate in California and is also available electronically. 
Posted December 6, 2004:
red diamond bullet The agenda for the December 7, 2004, Commercial Harbor Craft Workgroup Meeting is now available. 
Posted December 2, 2004:
red diamond bullet Draft Proposed Regulatory Concepts for Commercial Harbor Craft are now available. These proposed concepts will be discussed at the workgroup meeting being held on December 7, 2004. 
Posted November 29, 2004:
red diamond bullet The Fact Sheet, Maritime Ports and Air Quality, is now available. 
Posted November 18, 2004:
red diamond bullet A meeting/teleconference of the Commercial Harbor Craft Workgroup is scheduled for December 7, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (PST) to discuss development of regulatory concepts for reducing oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and diesel particulate matter (PM) emissions from in-use diesel-fueled engines on commercial harbor craft. 
Posted November 9, 2004:
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Meeting materials for the November 9, 2004, Shore-Based Power Meeting and the November 10, 2004, Maritime Working Group Meeting and Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Public Workshop are now available:

Shore-Based Power Meeting (11/9/04):
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red bullet Draft Shore Power Draft Assumptions
red bullet Draft Potential Peak Power and Energy Demands of Oceangoing Vessels in California Ports
Maritime Working Group Meeting (11/10/04):
red bullet Final Agenda
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red bullet Fact Sheet - Maritime Ports and Air Quality
Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Public Workshop (11/10/04):
red bullet Final Agenda
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Posted October 19, 2004:
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A series of public meetings related primarily to the maritime industry will be held on November 9 and 10, 2004, in Sacramento, California: 

November 9, 2004:  
Shore-Based Power Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
November 10, 2004:  
Maritime Working Group Meeting 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cargo Handling Equipment Public Workshop 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Public Workshop 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Posted August 4, 2004:
red diamond bullet Materials for the August 5, 2004, Commercial Harbor Craft Workgroup meeting are now available. 
Posted July 30, 2004:
red diamond bullet The DRAFT "Emissions Estimation Methdology for Commercial Harbor Craft Operating in California" is now available. 
red diamond bullet The agenda for the August 5, 2004, Commercial Harbor Craft Workgroup meeting has been updated. 
Posted June 28, 2004:
red diamond bullet The Commercial Harbor Craft Workgroup meeting originally scheduled for July 14, 2004, has been rescheduled and will be held on August 5, 2004
Posted June 14, 2004:
red diamond bullet A meeting/teleconference of the Commercial Harbor Craft Workgroup is scheduled for July 14, 2004, to discuss the draftharbor craft emissions inventory and potential regulatory approaches based on our review of the inventory data. RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 5, 2004 
Posted May 3, 2004:
red diamond bullet The agenda and handout for the May 6, 2004, Commercial Harbor Craft Workgroup meeting are now available. 
Posted April 15, 2004:
red diamond bullet The presentations for the April 8, 2004, MARAD Workshop are now available from MARAD's website. 
Posted April 12, 2004:
red diamond bullet A meeting / teleconference of the Harbor Craft Workgroup is scheduled for May 6, 2004, to discuss regulatory activitiesŌfor in-use commercial harbor craft. 
Posted April 7, 2004:
red diamond bullet The Air Resources Board's presentation for the April 8, 2004, Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group meeting is now available. 
Posted March 23, 2004:
red diamond bullet An updated agenda and presentations for the March 23, 2004, Commercial Harbor Craft Public Workshop are now available. 
Posted March 22, 2004:
red diamond bullet A conference, "Air Quality, International Trade and Transportation – Challenges and Solutions" will be held in San Pedro on September 9-10, 2004, to identify efforts to improve air quality at California ports and to discuss strategies to do more. Registration is required. 
Posted March 4, 2004:
red diamond bullet The Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group will meet on April 8, 2004. 
Posted March 4, 2004:
red diamond bullet The Statewide Commercial Harbor Craft Survey FINAL Report is now available. 
Posted March 3, 2004:
red diamond bullet A public workshop to discuss regulatory activities for in-use commercial harbor craft will be held on March 23, 2004
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Posted February 6, 2004:
red diamond bullet The Port of Los Angeles (POLA) has recently released a Request for Proposal (RFP) pursuant to the POLA Port Air Quality Mitigation Program. The Port Air Quality Mitigation Program is a five-year, $20 million program sponsored by the POLA. This initial solicitation covers the first two years of the program for a total of $4.5 million. The primary purpose of this program is to provide financial incentives to assist in the implementation of projects that reduce air quality impacts from Port operations that affect the communities of San Pedro and Wilmington. For information, please contact Maggie Fitzgerald at (310) 732-3009. 
Posted December 4, 2003:
red diamond bullet A draft report on the 2002 Statewide Commercial Harbor Craft Survey is now available. 
Posted December 4, 2003:
red diamond bullet Presentations from the December 3, 2003, Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group meeting are now available. 
Posted November 6, 2003:
red diamond bullet The Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group will meet on December 3, 2003.
Posted November 1, 2002:
red diamond bullet A Draft Oceangoing Marine Vessel Emission Control Technology Matrix is now available for review. 
Posted September 6, 2002:
red diamond bullet The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District has made available their county's marine vessel growth projections data and methodology
Posted July 31, 2002:
red diamond bullet Presentations from the Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group meeting held on July 26, 2002, are now available. 
July 3, 2002:
red diamond bullet The Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group and Incentives Subgroup will meet on July 26, 2002, at the Port of Oakland. 
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Posted May 1, 2002:
red diamond bullet The Incentives Subgroup of the Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group will meet on May 23, 2002
Posted April 16, 2002:
red diamond bullet Presentations from the Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group Meeting held on April 9, 2002, are now available. 
Posted March 14, 2002:
red diamond bullet The Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group will meet on April 9, 2002
Posted February 26, 2002:
red diamond bullet View ARB's presentation from the California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference Winter Meeting held on February 5, 2002. 
Posted January 30, 2002:
red diamond bullet Presentations from the Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group kick-off meeting held on December 6, 2001, are now available. 
red diamond bullet View the Marine Vessel Voluntary Speed Reduction Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), April 2001. 


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