CA ARB to Enforce Harbor Craft Rules

California ARB
Friday, April 20, 2012

ARB has received United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) authorization to enforce the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation, including new and in-use engine emission limits.  

 

Advisory Number 436: Enforcement of the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/harborcraft/advisories.htm

 

In 2007, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Commercial Harbor Craft Regulation (CHC regulation), which has reporting, recordkeeping, and monitoring requirements, in addition to requirements for both new and in-use engines.  ARB was required to request authorization from the U.S. EPA to enforce the new, in-use, and best available control technology requirements.  On December 15, 2011, the U.S. EPA authorized ARB to enforce these provisions of the CHC regulation.  ARB will begin enforcing these provisions on August 1, 2012.  Advisory Number 436 can be accessed at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/enf/advs/advs436.pdf

 

The CHC regulation was adopted in November 2007 and became effective in January 2009.  Commercial harbor craft includes crew and supply vessels, commercial fishing vessels, ferries, excursion vessels, pilot boats, tugboats, towboats, barges, dredges, and workboats.  The CHC regulation has reporting, recordkeeping, and monitoring requirements.  In addition, CHC regulation requires existing Tier 1 and earlier auxiliary and propulsion engines on in-use ferries, excursion vessels, tugboats, and towboats to meet U.S. EPA Tier 2 or Tier 3 marine engine standards in effect at the time compliance is required.


This regulation is part of ARB’s ongoing effort to reduce diesel particulate matter in communities located near ports.  Additional information on the regulation is available at the following link: http://www.arb.ca.gov/ports/marinevess/harborcraft.htm
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Legal

Ecuador Pays $112 mln Award to Chevron

Ecuador has paid $112 million to energy company Chevron Corp over a four-decade-old contract dispute, even though it remains in disagreement, the head of the central bank has said.

ASEAN in Discord Ahead of Meeting with top China, U.S. Diplomats

Southeast Asian nations were thrown into disarray after Cambodia on Saturday blocked them from issuing a statement referring to an international court ruling against

Cosco: No to Shark Fin

China's biggest shipping and logistics company Cosco has pledged a total ban on transporting shark's fins,  says SCMP. It called the move a "body blow" to the international shark's fin trade.

Workboats

Thyssenkrupp Involves in Panama Canal Expansion

Thyssenkrupp supplied 14 innovative elevators for expansion of the Panama Canal , seven for each new lock complex, one of which is on the Atlantic side and the other on the Pacific.

Fire-fighting ASD Tugs Sail to Argentina

At the end of June, two Damen ASD Tugs 2810 set sail from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania to Puerto General de San Martin (Argentina) for towing, mooring, and

Norsafe, VARD Ink lifeboats Supply Deal

Norsafe has signed a new contract with VARD Group, and will supply lifeboats complete with davit systems to a series of fifteen new vessels. Topaz Energy and

Environmental

Canada Seek to contain Oil Spill

Authorities are building a new containment boom to fight an oil spill in a major western Canadian river, officials said on Saturday, after the spill breached a

Cosco: No to Shark Fin

China's biggest shipping and logistics company Cosco has pledged a total ban on transporting shark's fins,  says SCMP. It called the move a "body blow" to the international shark's fin trade.

Panama Canal Launches Green Award System

The Panama Canal has launched the Green Connection Award, a new initiative to recognize customers who demonstrate excellent environmental stewardship, and to encourage

Government Update

Canada Seek to contain Oil Spill

Authorities are building a new containment boom to fight an oil spill in a major western Canadian river, officials said on Saturday, after the spill breached a

Ecuador Pays $112 mln Award to Chevron

Ecuador has paid $112 million to energy company Chevron Corp over a four-decade-old contract dispute, even though it remains in disagreement, the head of the central bank has said.

ASEAN in Discord Ahead of Meeting with top China, U.S. Diplomats

Southeast Asian nations were thrown into disarray after Cambodia on Saturday blocked them from issuing a statement referring to an international court ruling against

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0842 sec (12 req/sec)