Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group

This page last reviewed January 9, 2008.

The Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group (Maritime Working Group) provides a forum for discussion of air quality issues and concerns pertaining to maritime activities in California. The Maritime Working Group is open to all interested parties and includes representatives from a variety of stakeholders, including the Ports, commercial shipping companies, U.S. EPA, the local air districts, maritime industry associations, and community and environmental groups. A key task of the Maritime Working Group is to participate in the development of emission reduction strategies for commercial marine vessels and dockside equipment. However, the Maritime Working Group is not intended to replace the public process necessary for development of regulatory proposals but to enhance that process and provide a place where frank and open discussions can be conducted on maritime air quality impacts and the strategies needed to reduce those emissions.