Port of Los Angeles Air Quality Program Established

by Canadian Shipper

The Los Angeles Board of Harbour Commissioners has approved the Port of Los Angeles Carl Moyer Air Quality Standards Attainment Assistance Program.

The Board of Harbor Commissioners unanimously authorized the Port of Los Angeles to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to administer the Carl Moyer Program for port-related activities. The Port’s Carl Moyer Assistance Program will fund the incremental cost of marine and transportation industry projects to reduce NOx and particulate emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines operating in and around the Port.

In addition, the Port will provide support for administrative efforts of the SCAQMD and will provide a single source for marine industry participation in the program.
“This establishment of the Port of Los Angeles Carl Moyer Program is an tremendous opportunity for the Port to lead by example in improving the air quality in the Los Angeles basin, to the benefit of those who live and work in the surrounding communities,” said Port executive director Larry Keller.

The Port will provide funds that will be matched by the SCAQMD to provide incentive funds for reduction of diesel particulate and smog-forming emissions. The funds will be used in full compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety Code and the most recent guidance from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the SCAQMD.
The Port will also provide assistance in public outreach, application assistance and proposal evaluation, and make recommendations on project selection, monitoring and report on the use of the Port’s Carl Moyer Program.

The Port will provide staff resources and approximately $300,000 for the funding of heavy-duty emission-reduction projects within the Port jurisdiction.

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