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
New compliance requirements for the At Berth Regulation go into effect beginning on January 1, 2023. 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. Use of these templates is optional.
CARB staff also released the Interim Evaluation Report for the At Berth Regulation on December 1, 2022. The Report is designed to provide an implementation status update for the At Berth Regulation. Additional implementation-related information are also available for Innovative Concepts and Port and Terminal Plans to assist with the new regulatory requirement.