Clean Air Action Plan Public Advisory Meeting Set for June 26

Second stakeholder event for L.A., Long Beach ports to be held in San Pedro

The second advisory meeting of 2018 to discuss progress of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) 2017 Update is scheduled for Tuesday, June 26, in San Pedro.

Up to four CAAP stakeholder advisory meetings a year were called for as part of the Clean Air Action Plan Update approved by the Los Angeles and Long Beach boards of Harbor Commissioners on Nov. 2, 2017. The first meeting was held in Long Beach on March 29.

The second meeting will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel located at 601 S. Palos Verdes St. in San Pedro. The meeting is open to the public.

The CAAP 2017 Update is a comprehensive strategy for accelerating progress toward a zero-emission future while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive position in the global economy. Since 2005, port-related air pollution emissions in San Pedro Bay have dropped 87 percent for diesel particulate matter, 56 percent for nitrogen oxides, and 97 percent for sulfur oxides. Targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs) from port-related sources were introduced as part of the 2017 CAAP. The document calls for the ports to reduce GHGs 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The Clean Air Action Plan was originally approved in 2006.

At this advisory meeting, staff from the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach will discuss near-term priorities for CAAP implementation, next steps for the Clean Truck Program, the status of technology demonstrations and the timeline for feasibility assessments. Public comment will be taken to receive input on CAAP implementation issues. Information on CAAP progress through the 1st quarter of 2018 can be found online here.