Rulemaking to Consider the Adoption of a Proposed Regulation for Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels Within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline (July 24, 2008)


This page last updated May 29, 2009

Public Comments Received


FINAL APPROVAL/OAL ACTION

OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on May 29, 2009.  The regulation became effective on June 28, 2009.

  • Final Regulation Orders as approved by OAL:
    • California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2299.1 (PDF - 7K)
    • California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2299.2 (PDF - 85K)
    • California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 93118  (PDF - 6K)
    • California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 93118.2  (PDF - 85K)

ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL

The Final Rulemaking Package was filed with OAL on April 16, 2009. OAL has until May 29, 2009 to make a determination.

  • Final Regulation Order:  
    • California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2299.2 (PDF - 85K)
    • California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 93118.2  (PDF - 84K)
  • Notice of Decision and Response to Significant Environmental Issues (PDF - 9K)

A business or person submitting a comment to a proposed regulation or proposed amendment or repeal of a regulation or any person who specifically request it has the right to request a copy of the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR). Upon its completion, the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) will be available and copies may be requested from the agency contact persons, or may be obtained in electronic form from this web page.
HEARING ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTAL 15 DAY NOTICES

Posted March 19, 2009

Errata:  Correction to the references cited in Attachment 4:  Supplemental Environmental Analysis of Potential Impacts from Changes in Southern California Vessel Routing as a Result of the ARB Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Rule (PDF - 11K)

Posted February 19, 2009

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents (PDF - 42K) 
Deadline for Public Comment ~ 
March 23, 2009

  • Attachment 1:  Resolution 08-35 (PDF- 931K) 
    •  Attachment B: Staff's Suggested Modifications to the Original Proposal, presented at the July 24, 2008 Board hearing (PDF- 87K)
  • Attachment 2: Proposed Modified Regulation Order for California Code of Regulations, title 13, section 2299.2 (PDF - 91K)
  • Attachment 2 Continued: Proposed Modified Regulation Order for California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 93118.2  (PDF - 90K)
  • Attachment 3: Corrections to the Initial Statement of Reasons for Rulemaking (Staff Report)  (PDF - 90K)
  • Attachment 4: Supplemental Environmental Analysis of Potential Impacts from Changes in Southern California Vessel Routing as a Result of the ARB Ocean-going Vessel Fuel Rule  (PDF - 69K)


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIAL

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF- 81K)

Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) including Appendix A (Technical Support Document) (PDF- 1.82MB)

  • Appendix A: Proposed Regulations for Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels Within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline (PDF- 231K)
  • Appendix B: ARB's Legal Authority (PDF- 153K)
  • Appendix C: 2007 Ocean-Going Ship Survey Summary of Results (PDF- 250K)
  • Appendix D: Emissions Estimation Methodology for Ocean-Going Vessels  (PDF- 1.07M)
  • Appendix E1: CALPUFF Dispersion Modeling of Ocean-Going Vessels Emissions (PDF- 3.75M)
  • Appendix E2: Impacts of OGV Emission on South Coast Air Basin: An Air Quality Modeling Analysis (PDF- 1.08M)
  • Appendix E3:Health Impact Analysis for the San Francisco Bay Area and the Communities Near the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (PDF- 680K)
  • Appendix F: Evaluation of the Availability of Low Sulfur Marine Distillate Fuel for Ocean-Going Vessels that Visit California (PDF- 669K)
  • Appendix G: Calculation of Total Present Value Cost of the Regulation (PDF- 8K)
  • Appendix H: Total Fuel Cycle Analysis for Alternative Marine Fuels: Sulfur and CO2 Emissions Tradeoffs of California's Proposed Low-Sulfur Marine Fuel Rule (PDF- 556K)


INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY

Rulemaking Activity for 2008