Advisory to Owners or Operators of Ocean-Going Vessels Visiting California Ports.
Nature of Marine Notice: Changes to the Regulation on Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California.
Baseline: The purpose of this advisory is to notify owners and operators of ocean-going vessels (OGVs) of changes to the OGV Fuel Regulation. California’s ARB will begin enforcement of the changes to the rule on December 1, 2011. This advisory is only a summary of the requirements and does not contain all the information that may be needed to comply with the regulation.
The regulations can be found at the following: http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2011/ogv11/ogv11.htm
What are the changes to the fuel requirements? The revised fuel requirements apply to ocean-going vessel main (propulsion) diesel engines, auxiliary diesel engines, and auxiliary boilers. Click the link to see full details: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/documents/marinenote2011_2.pdf