Workboats, Harbour Vessel Owners May Qualify for CARB Loans

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tugboat: Photo credit Wiki CCL Georgios Pazios

Emission clean-up loans for tug boat, ferry, fishing boat, excursion boat owners available in California

The California Air Resources Board has received $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Funds to help clean up a variety of boats and vessels that operate in California’s ports and harbors.

These funds are designed to reduce emissions from a variety of marine vessels that use diesel engines, such as charter fishing boats, commercial fishing boats, crew and supply vessels, ferry and excursion boats, pilot vessels, tow boats, tug-boats and work boats.  The funds will be used to guarantee loans for small businesses who wish to upgrade to cleaner operating boats, but may not meet today’s stringent borrowing standards.

“This one-time influx of federal funds makes it possible for small business owners to qualify for a loan to upgrade their boats, even if they have less than stellar credit,” said ARB Chairman Mary D. Nichols.  “This will help continue our efforts to clean up the air in California’s ports and harbor communities.”

Diesel exhaust contains a variety of harmful gases and over 40 other known cancer causing compounds.  California identified diesel particulate matter as a toxic air contaminant based on its potential to cause cancer, premature death and other health problems.  ARB’s Commercial Harbor Craft regulation is designed to substantially reduce these dangerous emissions and these funds are designed to help advance that.

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