The fourth advisory meeting of 2018 to offer information on progress of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan 2017 Update (2017 CAAP Update) is scheduled for Wednesday, December 19, in Wilmington.
Up to four CAAP stakeholder advisory meetings a year were called for as part of the 2017 CAAP Update approved by the Long Beach and Los Angeles Boards of Harbor Commissioners on November 2, 2017. Meetings were previously held in Long Beach on March 29 and September 19, and in San Pedro on June 26.
The next advisory meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 19, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Banning’s Landing, 100 E. Water Street, in Wilmington. The meeting is open to the public.
The 2017 CAAP Update contains a comprehensive strategy for accelerating progress toward a zero-emission future while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive position in the global economy.
Since 2005, port-related air pollution emissions in San Pedro Bay have dropped 87 percent for diesel particulate matter, 58 percent for nitrogen oxides, and 97 percent for sulfur oxides. Targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) from port-related sources were introduced as part of the 2017 CAAP Update.
The document calls for the ports to reduce GHGs 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The Clean Air Action Plan was originally approved in 2006.
At this advisory meeting, staff from the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will discuss updates on the new Clean Truck Program, technology feasibility assessments and technology demonstrations, and information on regulatory developments. Public comment will be taken to receive input on CAAP implementation issues. Information on CAAP progress through the 3rd quarter of 2018 can be found online here.
Sea News, November 20