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shorepower -- Regulatory Advisory for the At-Berth Regulation Posted: 23 Dec 2013 12:41:42
The regulatory advisory has been posted to the Shore Power website. This regulatory advisory describes steps the Air Resources Board (ARB) is taking to assist vessel fleets with the transition to the 2014 compliance requirements under the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Auxiliary Diesel Engines Operated on Ocean-Going Vessels At-Berth in a California Port (Regulation). California’s ports, terminals, and most of the vessel fleets have made substantial investments in new equipment and practices to transform their operations and meet the requirements of the Regulation. These vessel fleets need some flexibility during the transition period from January 1 June 30, 2014, to implement the new practices. The overall goal of this action is to recognize good faith compliance efforts while ensuring that emissions reductions required by the Regulation are achieved in a timely manner to provide critical public health benefits for communities near ports. For further information, please visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/shorepower/shorepower.htm If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Jonathan Foster, Air Resources Engineer, at (916) 327-1512 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Background: In December 2007, the Air Resources Board approved the At-Berth (Shorepower) regulation. The purpose of the regulation is to reduce emissions from diesel auxiliary engines on container ships, passenger ships, and refrigerated-cargo ships while berthing at a California Port. The regulation provides two options to reduce at-berth emissions: 1) turn off auxiliary engines and connect the vessel to some other source of power; or 2) use alternative control technique(s) that achieve equivalent emission reductions.