Friday, August 25, 2017

Clean Air Action Plan Workshop

By Karen Robes Meeks

Stakeholders will have the chance to weigh in on the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach’s latest draft update of the Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) at a public workshop at the end of August.

The workshop, which will also be live streamed on the ports’ and CAAP’s websites, will allow speakers to give up to three minutes of verbal comment, as well as submit a comment card.

Comments may also be emailed to until 5 p.m. on September 18.

Adopted in 2006, the document is the twin ports’ living blueprint for raising Southern California’s air quality by lowering the pollution created by operations at the ports.

The plan calls for cleaner equipment and procedures for vessels, trains and trucks, including curbing at-berth emissions and creating a zero emission drayage truck pilot program in the coming years.

Los Angeles and Long Beach harbor commissioners are expected to decide on the final draft in November.

The workshop will take place at 5 p.m. on August 30 at Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water St. in Wilmington.

For more information visit The draft update can be found at, and