LA, LB Seek Public Opinion on Truck Emissions

The public is asked to weigh in on a proposed fee structure that could incentivize truck fleets to curb air pollution at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

The proposed fee structure is part of the ports updated Clear Air Action Plan (CAAP) which requires that new trucks registered to operate at the ports as of Oct. 1, 2018, be model year 2014 or newer.

Part of the 2017 CAAP Update also calls for a proposal to enact a rate in 2020 on all trucks coming into marine terminals, except for those that are near-zero or zero-emissions.

The Clean Truck Fund Rate Workshop, put on by the twin ports, is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water St. in Wilmington.

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By Karen Robes Meeks