CLEAN AIR ACTION PLAN ADVISORY MEETING SET FOR MARCH 29
An advisory meeting to provide updates on progress of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) 2017 Update is scheduled to be held March 29 in Long Beach.
Up to four CAAP stakeholder advisory meetings a year were called for as part of the Clean Air Action Plan Update approved by the Long Beach and Los Angeles boards of Harbor Commissioners on Nov. 2, 2017. This will be the first advisory meeting.
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 29, in the first-floor training room of the Port of Long Beach Interim Administrative Offices, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, 90815. The meeting is open to the public.
The CAAP 2017 Update is 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, 56 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. 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 the advisory meeting, staff of the two ports will discuss near-term priorities for CAAP implementation, next steps for the Clean Truck Program, the status of technology demonstrations and the timeline for feasibility assessments. Public comment will be taken to receive input on CAAP implementation issues.
For more information, go to www.cleanairactionplan.org.
The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach are the two largest ports in the nation, first and second respectively, and combined are the tenth-largest port complex in the world. The two ports handle nearly 40 percent of the nation’s total containerized import traffic and 25 percent of its total exports. Trade that flows through the San Pedro Bay ports complex generates more than 3 million jobs nationwide.
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