Ocean-Going Vessels At Berth Regulation
The goal of the Ocean-Going Vessels At Berth Regulation is to reduce diesel particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from ocean-going vessels auxiliary engines while they are docked at California ports.
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New At Berth Regulation Implementation
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) granted CARB’s authorization request for the 2020 At Berth Regulation. The authorization has been published in the Federal Register on October 20, 2023. Beginning November 20, 2023, all regulated entities must comply with the requirements set forth in the 2020 At Berth Regulation, as the “transition period” provided in the March 2023 Enforcement Notice concludes on November 19, 2023.
CARB has issued an Enforcement Notice on October 24, 2023 to confirm the end of the transition period and to provide updated information to regulated entities about upcoming requirements and pathways for compliance this year, including allocations for TIEs and VIEs.
CARB has issued an Enforcement Notice on March 30, 2023 to provide updated information regarding potential enforcement pathways and granted an extension to reporting requirements until May 1, 2023. Fleet and terminal operators responded by May 1, 2023, to select a pathway, and staff has posted a list of fleet elections to a pathway.
Staff updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document to reflect answers to additional questions received (since the release of the original FAQ in 2021) and released visit reporting templates for vessels, terminals and CARB approved emission control strategy (CAECS) operators to assist with the new reporting requirements. While use of these templates is optional, CARB staff recommends using these templates for more efficient processing.
CARB staff released the Interim Evaluation Report for the At Berth Regulation on December 1, 2022. The Report was designed to provide an implementation status update for the At Berth Regulation. February 14, 2023 Workshop Presentation