CARB adopted the regulation, “Fuel Sulfur and Other Operational Requirements for Ocean-Going Vessels within California Waters and 24 Nautical Miles of the California Baseline” on July 24, 2008. This regulation is designed reduce particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and sulfur oxide emissions from ocean-going vessels; reductions that are necessary to improve air quality and public health in California.
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Marine Notice 2020-1
Marine Notice 2020-1 has been issued in an effort to provide clarity for vessel owners and operators on the California Ocean-Going Vessel Fuel Regulation requirements and how those requirements compare to other regulatory programs such as the North American ECA requirements, and the new 2020 IMO requirements.