Friday, June 22, 2018

San Pedro Bay CAAP Update Meeting

By Karen Robes Meeks

The public can get the latest details on how the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) 2017 Update is progressing at a stakeholder advisory meeting on June 26.

The meeting will run from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel, located at 601 S. Palos Verdes St. in San Pedro, California.

Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach staff members are expected to talk about what parts of the plan will be executed first, the Clean Truck Program, the latest on technology demonstrations and when feasibility assessments will occur.

The public is encouraged to weigh in on any issues in implementing the plan.

Approved in 2006, CAAP is the ports’ blueprint for reaching zero emissions in port operations. There have been dramatic drops in emissions in the San Pedro Bay since the plan’s inception, including an 87 percent decrease in diesel particulate matter, 56 percent drop in nitrogen oxides, and 97 percent decrease in sulfur oxides.

According to the ports, the 2017 Update intends to tackle greenhouse gases (GHGs), with a goal to drop GHGs 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

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