California – Shore Power Reg Adopted
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued a notice stating that its rulemaking to reduce air emissions from diesel auxiliary engines on certain ocean-going vessels while at berth in certain California ports was filed with the Secretary of State on December 3, 2008. The shore power rule (also referred to as cold ironing) starts to come into effect on January 2, 2009. It applies to certain ships that berth in the ports of Hueneme, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco.
(Holland & Knight)