The California Air Resources Board staff has issued an advisory (Marine Notice 2012-1) regarding upcoming changes in the vessel fuel sulfur requirements beginning August 1, 2012.
The advisory also reminds operators that they must comply with both the California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation and the North American Emission Control Area requirements.
Marine Notice 2012-1 is available here:
All marine notices, advisories and alerts for the California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation can be found at the following:
Other information for marine vessel programs is available at the following:
The California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation provides significant air quality benefits by requiring vessels to use cleaner, low sulfur distillate fuel when visiting California ports. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Soriano at (916) 327-6888, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or Paul Milkey at (916) 327-2957, or by email at email@example.com.