CARB publishes interim evaluation for OGV

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has published the Interim Evaluation Report as required by the Control Measure for Ocean-Going Vessels At Berth. This Report assesses the current state of at berth emissions control technologies for OGVs and the status of any landside infrastructure improvements needed to support emissions control technologies at berth; evaluates the progress being made towards complying with the emissions control requirements of the Regulation; and serves as a tool to help guide potential future CARB actions for reducing emissions from OGVs (including the feasibility of potential control requirements for bulk/general cargo vessels and vessels at anchor). Additionally, the Report includes recommendations for CARB Board consideration about future amendments or rulemakings based on staff’s findings.

Container, reefer, and cruise vessels/terminals have the earliest compliance deadline, with emissions reductions beginning on January 1, 2023. The Report indicates that these
vessel types will continue to primarily use shore power for compliance with the Regulation, while ro-ro and tanker vessels plan to utilize shore power in addition to other technologies such as capture and control.

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