The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this week released the final 2017 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) update, which sets America’s largest seaports on a path toward zero-emissions operations, according to port officials.
The draft 2017 CAAP Update was released in July. The new, final version of the document incorporates comments and changes and is scheduled to be considered for approval in a joint public meeting of the two ports’ harbor commissions at 8:30am on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel, 601 S. Palos Verdes St. in San Pedro. The meeting will be broadcast live online at polb.com/webcast and at portoflosangeles.org.
The 2017 CAAP Update document, fact sheet and responses to comments are available on both port websites and cleanairactionplan.org.
The original CAAP and the 2010 update have proven highly effective, officials say. Staff from both ports developed the 2017 CAAP Update over the last two years to craft strategies to further reduce air pollution and associated health risks from port-related sources. According to officials, the ports: hosted more than 70 meetings with industry, regulatory agency and community stakeholders; hosted three public workshops; and allotted 150 days of formal public comment periods.
Source: Port of LB