L.A., Long Beach Ports Offer Clean Air Action Plan Update

Officials with the LA and Long Beach seaports are expected to update the public on their ongoing Clean Air Action Plan on June 1. Photo via POLA.

Officials at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are expected to update the public on the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) on Wednesday, June 1.

The meeting is expected to touch on technology advancement projects at the ports, studies that assess the feasibility of cargo handling equipment and trucks and the Clean Truck Fund Rate, which launched in April.

The CTF rate program allows the ports to collect at least $10 per loaded TEU on trucks coming and going from terminals. (Zero-emission and low-nitrogen oxide-emitting drayage trucks may receive a short-term exemption). The fund is projected to yield about $90 million in the first year of collection, according to the ports.

Since updating the CAAP, the ports have been pressing forward on zero-emission goals with various initiatives. The ports are asking stakeholders to weigh in at the meeting on implementing those initiatives.

The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on June 1 virtually via Zoom. Click here to register for the meeting. The minutes of the previous meeting are available at https://cleanairactionplan.org/about-the-plan/stakeholder-advisory-group/.

More information is available at cleanairactionplan.org.

By Karen Robes Meeks