Marine Notices and Advisories for Ocean-Going Vessels Fuel Rules

This page last reviewed August 4, 2014


This page contains notices and advisories issued for enforcement of the Ocean-going Vessel Fuel Rules.




Document Title Date
red diamond bulletMarine Notice 2014-1 PDF (298KB):  Marine Notice 2014-1 has been issued providing guidance that will allow vessels to comply with the California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation when they are complying with the North American Emission Control Area using alternative emission control technologies or non-distillate low sulfur (≤ 0.1% S) marine fuels.August 4, 2014
red diamond bulletMarine Notice 2013-1 PDF (149KB):  An advisory has been issued regarding upcoming changes in the vessel fuel sulfur requirements beginning January 1. 2014.  The advisory also reminds operators that they must comply with both the California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation and the North American Emission Control Area requirements.November 21, 2013
red diamond bulletMarine Notice 2012-1 PDF (108KB):  An advisory has been issued regarding upcoming changes in the vessel fuel sulfur requirements beginning August 1, 2012.  The advisory also reminds operators that they must comply with both the California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation and the North American Emission Control Area requirements.July 2, 2012
red diamond bulletMarine Notice 2011-5 PDF (28KB) or Word (67KB):  An advisory has been issued to provide updated information on the safety exemption provision including optional forms. This advisory replaces Marine Notice 2009-5. November 29, 2011
red diamond bulletMarine Notice 2011-4 PDF (141KB) or Word (708KB):  An advisory has been issued to provide updated information on recordkeeping requirements including optional forms.  This advisory replaces Marine Notice 2009-4.November 29, 2011
red diamond bulletMarine Notice 2011-3 PDF (158KB) or Word (787KB):  An advisory has been issued to provide information on the noncompliance fee provision, including optional submittal forms. November 29, 2011
red diamond bulletMarine Notice 2011-2 (562K):  An advisory has been issued to provide a short summary, including amendments, to the ocean-going vessel fuel regulation.  ARB will begin enforcement of the amendments to the rule on December 1, 2011.November 8, 2011
red diamond bulletMarine Notice 2011-1 (543K):  An advisory has been issued regarding amendments to the ocean-going vessel fuel regulation.  The amendments are expected to become legally effective later in 2011. September 1, 2011
red diamond bulletCoast Guard Marine Safety Alert 11-01 (45K):  The United States Coast Guard has issued Marine Safety Alert 11-01 regarding fuel switching.  July 14, 2011
red diamond bullet Coast Guard Marine Safety Notice (25K):  The United States Coast Guard sent out a Marine Safety Notice on May 26, 2009 regarding fuel switching.  June 3, 2009
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