The Air Resources Board (the Board or ARB) will conduct a public hearing at the time and place noted below to consider adoption of regulations to reduce emissions of diesel particulate matter (PM) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) from the use of diesel-fueled auxiliary engines aboard ocean-going ships while docked, or hotelled, at a California port. Auxiliary engines are run to power lighting, ventilation, pumps, communication, and other onboard equipment while a ship is docked at a berth. The proposed regulations would require some vessels to turn off their auxiliary engines; it is expected, but not required, that many of those vessels would then receive their electrical power from shore while at berth. The regulations will also reduce emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas that is responsible for much of the global climate change. Any person who owns, operates, charters, rents, or leases any container ship, passenger ship, or refrigerated cargo ship that visits a California port, or any person who owns or operates a port or terminal located at a port where container, passenger, or refrigerated cargo ships visit, would be subject to and have responsibilities under this regulation. This notice summarizes the proposed regulations. The Staff Report and Technical Support Document present the regulation and information supporting the adoption of the regulation in greater detail
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