Ocean-Going Vessels Fuel Regulation 1085 Documents

This page last reviewed May 4, 2011.


Background materials for air emissions and public health impacts have been posted to allow stakeholders to verify the estimates presented in the May 2011 Staff Report:

INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS FOR THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE REGULATIONS “FUEL SULFUR AND OTHER OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR OCEAN-GOING VESSELS WITHIN CALIFORNIA WATERS AND 24 NAUTICAL MILES OF THE CALIFORNIA BASELINE”

AB 1085 Background: On October 11, 2009, AB 1085 was signed into law and became effective on January 1, 2010. The legislation was subsequently amended by SB 855, which was signed into law and became effective on October 19, 2010, the complete amended text reads:


SECTION 1.  It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act to ensure that the public is provided all of the information relied on by State Air Resources Board staff in proposing the adoption, amendment, or repeal of a regulation, including all information related to, but not limited to, air emissions, public health impacts, and economic impacts.  Nothing in this act is intended to supersede the provisions of the California Public Records Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 6250) of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Governments Code) or the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).

SECTION 2.  Section 39601.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read 39601.5. (a) The state board shall make available to the public all information described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 11346.2 of the Government Code, related to, but not limited to, air emission, public health impacts, and economic impacts, before the comment period for any regulation proposed for adoption by the state board. (b) In meeting the requirement of subdivision (a), the state board shall not release proprietary, confidential, or otherwise legally protected business information.  The state board shall release information in aggregated form, where necessary, to protect proprietary, confidential, or otherwise legally protected business information.

Ocean-Going Vessels Fuel Regulations

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