Commercial Harbor Craft Reporting

This page last reviewed September 20, 2017

Commercial Harbor Craft Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements:
Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation, effective January 1, 2009, includes requirements for both new and in-use diesel engines on commercial harbor craft  that operate in Regulated California Waters. Owners/operators are required to keep records for each vessel engine on the vessel or in a central dockside location beginning January 1, 2009, and submit an initial report to the Air Resources Board within 30 days of the initial operation of a vessel brought into Regulated California Waters. Commercial harbor craft includes, but is not limited to, passenger ferries, excursion vessels, tugboats, ocean-going tugboats, towboats, push-boats, crew and supply vessels, work boats, pilot vessels, supply boats, fishing vessels, research vessels, hovercraft, emergency response harbor craft, and barge vessels that do not otherwise meet the definition of ocean-going vessels or recreational vessels. crewboat

Reporting Forms:
Reporting forms are available to assist commercial harbor craft owners and operators in complying with the reporting requirements of the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation. All commercial harbor craft with diesel engines operating within California Regulated Waters must file an initial report within 30 days of the initial operation of a vessel brought into Regulated California Waters.

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Submittal Instructions:

Reporting forms may be submitted either in hard copy or electronic format. 
To submit a hard copy report by mail:  To submit a report electronically via email: 
California Air Resources Board
Toxic and Transportation Division
Freight Activity Branch
Freight Technology Section, Harbor Craft
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, California 95812-2815

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Contact Information:

If you have any questions related to completing these forms, please contact one of the following:
Regulation Hotline:
Phone: 1-888-442-7238
Zhenlei Wang
Phone: 916.322.1049