Commercial Marine Vessel Documents

This page last reviewed May 27, 2015.



Below are documents for commercial marine vessel programs (including, but not limited to ship auxiliary engines, commercial harbor craft, and ship cold-ironing).




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Document Title Date
Draft proposed amendments for Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation (for May 14, 2009, Public Workshop in Sacramento (1.44M) March 13, 2009
Pamphlet for commercial harbor craft operatorsMarch 12, 2009
Advisory on one-month grace period for commercial harbor craft reportingMarch 5, 2009
Draft proposed amendments for Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation (for March 2, 2009, Public Workshop in Santa Barbara) (1.39M)February 27, 2009
Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation Reporting Notification LetterJanuary 29, 2009
Compliance Guideline for the Commercial Harbor Craft RegulationJanuary 23, 2009
Commercial Harbor Craft Reporting FormsJanuary 16, 2009
Advisory on Plans to Implement a Proposed ARB Regulation on Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels (155K) October 21, 2008
Commercial Harbor Craft Final Regulation Order
October 20, 2008
Fact Sheet: Commercial and Charter Fishing - Complying with the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation (65K) August 28, 2008
Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (15-Day Notice) and Attachments for the Proposed Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation: June 17, 2008
Fact Sheet: Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation (59K) May 12, 2008
On March 14, 2008, the U.S. EPA released its final rulemaking for newly manufactured and remanufactured marine engines used primarily in commercial harbor craft. Mar. 20, 2008
Notice to Ship Owners and Operators: ARB to Continue Enforcement of the Ocean-going Vessel Auxiliary Engine Regulation (14K) Mar. 10, 2008
Cover Letter for Low Sulfur Marine Distillate Fuel Availability Study (74K) Oct. 29, 2007
Low Sulfur Marine Distillate Fuel Availability Survey (128K) Oct. 29, 2007
Notice to Ship Owners and Operators: ARB to Resume Enforcement of the Ocean-going Vessel Auxiliary Diesel Engine Regulation (13K) Oct. 24, 2007
Draft Regulatory Proposal for Ocean-going Ship Main Engines (for Sept. 24, 2007, Public Workshop) (156K) Sep. 21, 2007
Notice of Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of Proposed Regulations to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines on Commercial Harbor Craft Operated within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline (63K) Sep. 6, 2007
Revised Draft Proposed Regulation for Commercial Harbor Craft (for June 27, 2007, Public Workshop) (95K) June 27, 2007
Draft Regulatory Proposal for Ocean-going Ship Main Engines (for June 13, 2007, Public Workshop) (156K) June 7, 2007
Draft Commercial Harbor Craft Recordkeeping Requirements (for April 24, 2007, Public Workshop) (14K) April 23, 2007
Revised Draft Proposed Regulation for Commercial Harbor Craft (for April 24, 2007, Public Workshop) (84K) April 20, 2007
Ship Auxiliary Engine Regulation Marine Notice 2007-1 (Requirements for Fuel Mixtures) April 3, 2007
Ship Auxiliary Engine Regulation Marine Notice 2007-2 (Definition of a "Port Visit") April 3, 2007
Ship Auxiliary Engine Regulation Marine Notice 2007-3 (Responsible Parties Under Charter Agreements) April 3, 2007
Ship Auxiliary Engine Regulation Safety Exemption Information and Form (Marine Notice 2006-1 Final Version) PDF (230K) MS Word (518K) May 2, 2007
Ship Auxiliary Engine Regulation Noncompliance Fee Information and Forms (Marine Notice 2006-2 Final Version) PDF (293K) MS Word (667K) May 2, 2007
Ship Auxiliary Engine Regulation Recordkeeping Information and Forms (Marine Notice 2006-3 Final Version) PDF (245K) MS Word (551K) December 29, 2006
Implementation Guidance: Alternative Compliance Plan for Cargo Handling Equipment and Alternative Control of Emissions for Ship Auxiliary Engines (Final Version) (386K) December 18, 2006
Draft Implementation Guidance for the ACP and ACE Provisions of the Cargo Handling Equipment Regulation and Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engine Regulations (1MB) November 2006
U.S. EPA's Office of Inspector General: Progress Report on EPA's Nonroad Mobile Source Emissions Reduction Strategies  September 27, 2006
Revised Draft Proposed Regulation for Commercial Harbor Craft (for September 19, 2006, Public Workshop) (79K) September 15, 2006
Letter from the ARB to the U.S. EPA Regarding the Importance of an Expedited Rulemaking for Locomotive and Marine Engines and to Urge the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Adopt the Most Stringent Rules Possible (108K) September 7, 2006
Advisory to Owners or Operators of Oceangoing Vessels Visiting California Ports (432K) August 2006
Proposed Regulation for Commercial Harbor Craft (137K) July 21, 2006
Extension of Comment Period for Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents (Comment Period Ends June 19, 2006)  June 1, 2006

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (15-Day Notice) and Attachments for the Regulation for Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines:


Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure Assessment Study for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Final Report (8.6M) April 2006

Evaluation of Cold-Ironing Vessels at California Ports (Draft Report)

  • Executive Summary (204K)
  • Main Report (1.6M)
  • Appendix A - Oceangoing Vessel Survey (135K)
  • Appendix B - Sample of Databases (102K)
  • Appendix C - Emission Factors (5K)
  • Appendix D - Power Cost Information (238K)
  • Appendix E - Cost Effectiveness Analysis Model (24K)
  • Appendix F - Additional Cost Effectiveness Information for Container Ships (41K)
  • Appendix G - Detailed Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Container Ships (39K)
  • Appendix H - Detailed Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Passenger Ships (30K)
  • Appendix I - Detailed Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Reefer Ships (39K)
  • Appendix J - Detailed Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Tanker Ships (75K)
  • Appendix K - Detailed Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Bulk and Cargo Ships (55K)
  • Appendix L - Detailed Cost Effectiveness Analysis for Vehicle Carrier Ships (27K)
  • Appendix M - Additional Cost Effectiveness Tables (39K)
March 6, 2006
Formal Regulatory Documents October 21, 2005
Staff Report Appendix K Data October 21, 2005
Draft Emissions Estimation Methodology for October 4, 2005, Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Meeting / Teleconference October 4, 2005
Draft Diesel Particulate Matter Exposure Assessment Study for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach October 3, 2005
Draft Proposed Regulatory Language for October 4, 2005, Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Meeting / Teleconference September 30, 2005
Draft Proposed Regulatory Language for August 24, 2005, Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Public Workshop August 2005
Draft Proposed Regulatory Language for August 15, 2005, Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Meeting / Teleconference August 2005
Draft Regulatory Proposal for Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines May 2005
Q & A for Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines Draft Regulatory Proposal (Public Workshop
May 2005)
May 2005
Oceangoing Ship Survey January 2005
Draft Proposed Regulatory Concepts for Commercial Harbor Craft December 2004
Fact Sheet: Maritime Ports and Air Quality November 2004
Draft Ship Survey November 2004
Draft Regulatory Concepts for Oceangoing Ship Auxiliary Engines November 2004
Fact Sheet - Maritime Ports and Air Quality November 2004
Draft Potential Peak Power and Energy Demands of Ocean-Going Vessels in California Ports November 2004
Draft Shore Power Draft Assumptions November 2004
Draft Emissions Estimation Methodology for Commercial Harbor Craft Operating in California (Without Appendices) July 2004
Appendices for Draft Emissions Estimation Methodology for Commercial Harbor Craft Operating in California (1.8MB) July 2004
Statewide Commercial Harbor Craft Survey FINAL Report March 2004
Statewide Commercial Harbor Craft Survey Draft Report December 2003
Draft Oceangoing Marine Vessel Emission Control Technology Matrix October 2002
Marine Vessel Growth Projections for Santa Barbara County August 2002
Marine Vessel Voluntary Speed Reduction Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) April 2001
Air Quality Impacts from NOx Emissions of Two Potential Marine Vessel Control Strategies in the South Coast Air Basin - Final Report November 2000

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