Commercial Marine Vessels

This page last August 4, 2014


Background:

Marines Vessels This area of the Off-Road Mobile Sources website pertains to regulatory activities to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and sulfur oxide (SOx) emissions from commercial marine vessels, which includes both ocean-going ships and commercial harbor craft. To find out more about the various regulatory activities and related information pertaining to harbor craft and ocean-going vessels, please see the links to the left and below. ship



What's New 

Posted August 8, 2014

  • Marine Notice 2014-1 has been issued providing guidance that will allow vessels to comply with the California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation when they are complying with the North American Emission Control Area using alternative emission control technologies or non-distillate low sulfur (≤ 0.1% S) marine fuels.  

Posted November 21, 2013

  • Marine Notice 2013-1 has been issued regarding upcoming changes in the fuel sulfur requirements beginning January 1, 2014 and to remind operators that they must comply with both the California Ocean-Going Vessel Regulation and the North American Emission Control Area requirements.   

Posted August 8, 2012

Posted July 2, 2012

  • Marine Notice 2012-1 has been issued regarding upcoming changes in the fuel sulfur requirements beginning August 1, 2012 and to remind operators that they must comply with both the California Ocean-Going Vessel Regulation and the North American Emission Control Area requirements.   

Posted June 21, 2012

  • The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff has developed Recommended Emissions Testing Guidelines for Ocean-going Vessels (guidelines) to provide testing guidance in support of control equipment manufacturers, Port programs and regulatory requirements.

Posted March 16, 2012

  • The California Air Resource Board (ARB) received $5 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to assist small business owners with replacement of marine vessels or marine vessel diesel engines with cleaner, less-polluting engines.  The Loan Assistance Program is to encourage small business owners to upgrade their marine vessels for early compliance with ARB's Comercial Harbor Craft Regulation (CHC Regulation).

Posted November 29, 2011

  • Updated advisories (Marine Notices) are being issued as they become available due to recent amendments to the OGV Clean Fuel Regulation.  ARB will begin enforcement of the amendments to the regulation on December 1, 2011.    

Posted October 27, 2011

Posted September 1, 2011

  • An advisory has been issued regarding amendments to the ocean-going vessel fuel regulation.  The amendments are expected to become legally effective later in 2011.

Posted July 14, 2011

Posted May 11, 2011

  • The Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Proposed Amendments to the Regulations for Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-going Vessels Within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline . The Notice and all other regulatory documents, including the Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR or Staff Report) are available on the rulemaking activities page.

Posted February 16, 2011

  • You're invited to participate in a public workshop on February 17, 2011 to discuss proposed amendments to the Regulations for Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline (OGV Fuel Regulation). The workshop will be held from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm in Sacramento.  Details are available in the workshop notice linked below, and additional meeting materials will be posted here prior to the meeting.

Posted October 12, 2010


Posted September 30, 2010

  • You're invited to participate in a public workshop on October 12, 2010, to discuss proposed amendments to the Regulations for Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline (OGV Fuel Regulation). The workshop will be held from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at the Port of Long Beach.  Details are available in the workshop notice linked below, and additional meeting materials will be posted here prior to the meeting.

Posted April 27, 2010

  • New meeting materials have been posted for the Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group (MWG) public meeting to be held on April 28, 2010.  Additional materials will be added as they become available.

Posted April 1, 2010

  • A Maritime Air Quality Technical Working Group (MWG) public meeting will be held on April 28, 2010 to discuss air quality concerns pertaining to maritime activities in California. Meeting materials are now online and additional materials will be added as they become available.


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