Port of San Diego to Update Clean Air Plan

The public can weigh in on the discussion draft of the Port of San Diego’s Maritime Clean Air Strategy (MCAS), which the port is developing in an effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality while it grows business efficiently and sustainably.

The strategy updates the port’s 2007 Clean Air Program, and will outline emission-curbing efforts in seven areas: cargo handling equipment, commercial harbor craft, trucks, the port fleet, shipyards, ocean vessels and freight rail.

“The MCAS will help the port determine which efforts are feasible and how they should be prioritized and/or phased in over time,” according to the port. “The MCAS is also intended to help clarify the role the port may play in supporting our tenants and terminal operators with transitioning to zero and near-zero emission technologies.”

Once feedback on the draft is received, port staff is expected to come before the board in May for direction.

The port will host a virtual community conversation on the draft at 5 p.m. on April 7. To sign up, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KcQj39R4Raiq6cB4v33I6w. The port is accepting input until April 20 via email at MCAS@portofsandiego.org.

More information is available at portofsandiego.org/MCAS.

By Pacific Maritime