Commercial Marine Vessels

This page last reviewed May 14, 2009


2008 What's New Archive
Posted May 7, 2009
red diamond bullet A second advisory (Marine Notice 2009-2) has been issued as a companion to Marine Notice 2009-1 which was issued on 5/5/09.  Marine Notice 2009-2 provides additional details on the regulation.  The regulation requirements are scheduled to become legally effective July 1, 2009.
Read the advisory (Marine Notice 2009-2) to ship owners and operators. 
Posted May 5, 2009
red diamond bullet An advisory (Marine Notice 2009-1) regarding implementation of an upcoming ARB regulation on fuel sulfur and other operational requirements for ocean going vessels is now available for owners and operators of ocean-going vessels that visit California ports.  The regulation requirements are scheduled to become legally effective July 1, 2009.
Read the advisory (Marine Notice 2009-1) to ship owners and operators. 
Posted December 23, 2008
red diamond bullet The Ocean-going Vessel Speed Reduction Survey is now available.  CARB is requesting that all vessel owner/operators and vessel charterers that visited at least one California port in 2007 complete this survey.  Please return the survey by January 30, 2009. 
Posted October 21, 2008
red diamond bullet An advisory on plans to implement a proposed ARB regulation on fuel sulfur and other operational requirements for ocean-going vessels is now available for owners and operators of ocean-going vessels that visit California ports.  The regulation requirements are expected to become legally effective in 2009. 
Read the advisory to ship owners and operators
Posted June 12, 2008
red diamond bullet The Notice of Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of a Proposed Regulation for Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going 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 rulemaking activities page.
Posted May 8, 2008
red diamond bullet Pursuant to an order of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, ARB staff are discontinuing enforcement of the Ocean-going Vessel Auxiliary Diesel Engine Regulation.  Read the notice to ship owners and operators
Posted April 14, 2008
red diamond bullet A workshop will be held on May 13, 2008 for both the Ocean-going Ship Main Engine and Auxiliary Boiler proposed regulation and Auxiliary Engine proposed regulation. Meeting materials are now online and additional materials will be added as they become available.
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Workshop Notice
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red bullet Auxiliary Engine Draft Regulatory Proposal (Added May 8, 2008)
red bullet Main Engine and Auxiliary Boiler Draft Regulatory Proposal (Added May 8, 2008)
red bullet Presentations (Added May 8, 2008)

red diamond bullet A Commercial Harbor Craft public workshop will be held on May 7, 2008, from 9:30am to 11:30am in Sacramento (and via webcast).  At the workshop, we will discuss staff's effort to evaluate the need to establish emission control requirements for crew and supply boats.  Details are available in the workshop notice.
red diamond bullet A public workshop will be held on April 15, 2008 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in Sacramento (and via webcast) for the AB 32 (California Global Warming Solutions Act) Goods Movement Sector.  The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of Air Resources Board activities for this sector and to discuss concepts to achieve the maximum greenhouse gas emission reductions through strategies that are technically feasible and cost-effective.  Details are available in the workshop notice.  


Posted March 20, 2008
red diamond bullet On March 14, 2008, the U.S. EPA released its final rulemaking for Category 1 and 2 commercial marine engines, which are primarily used in commercial harbor craft. The regulations apply to newly manufactured diesel engines with displacement less than 30 liters per cylinder installed on vessels flagged or registered in the United States. The regulations also include requirements for Category 1 and 2 remanufactured commercial marine diesel engines above 600 kilowatt (kW) or 800 horsepower (hp). Category 3 engines, which are typically used in ocean-going vessels, are not included in the rulemaking.


Posted March 18, 2008
red diamond bullet We are requesting that excursion vessel owners/operators complete a survey to help us further examine the economic impacts of the Commercial Harbor Craft regulation.  Please complete the survey by April 4, 2008.


Posted March 10, 2008
red diamond bullet As permitted under federal law, ARB staff will continue to enforce the Ocean-going Vessel Auxiliary Engine Regulation.  Please read the notice to ship owners and operators.


Posted February 26, 2008
red diamond bullet A survey has been posted for crew, supply, and pilot boat owners/operators.  We ask that completed surveys be returned to us by March 15, 2008.


Posted February 7, 2008
red diamond bullet Meeting materials for the March 5, 2008, Ocean-going Ship Main Engine and Auxilary Boiler Workshop are now online. Additional materials will be added as they become available.
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Workshop Notice
red bullet Agenda (Final Agenda Added March 4, 2008)
red bullet Draft Regulatory Proposal (Added March 4, 2008)
red bullet Presentations (Added March 4, 2008)
 

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