Update on Clean Shipping Act 2023

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The Clean Shipping Act of 2023 (HR 4024) introduced on June 12, 2023 has been referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  The bill seeks to amend the Clean Air Act to establish standards to limit the carbon intensity standards for marine fuels that would become more stringent over time. The baseline is defined as the average carbon intensity of the fuel used by certain vessels and voyages.  These requirements would be implemented through an EPA regulatory project with a final rule required by January 1, 2026. No additional action via the House Committee has been scheduled yet.

In addition, the International Maritime Pollution Accountability Act (S 1920) introduced on June 8, 2023 would impose a pollution fee of $150 per ton of carbon emissions from fuel used on the inbound transit of vessels calling at US ports.  Additional fees would apply for nitrogen oxide, sulphur dioxide and particulate matter.  Revenues would be earmarked to modernize the US Jones Act fleet and electrifying shipbuilding and other programs to reduce emissions from marine sources. This bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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