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Commercial Marine Ports Memorandum of Understanding Documents

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In May 2018, the South Coast AQMD Governing Board directed staff to pursue the development of an MOU with the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Between 2018 and 2021, staff engaged in numerous discussions and biweekly technical working group meetings with staff at both Ports as well as other stakeholders. The draft MOU was focused on the 2017 CAAP update and on achieving emissions reductions by 2023 from the Ports’ newly proposed Clean Truck Program.

Given the time that has passed since the CAAP was adopted in 2017, without the Ports implementing key new measures, in August 2021 the South Coast AQMD Governing Board directed staff to continue pursuing an MOU approach for an additional six months. If an MOU was not developed and fully executed within that time, staff would shift its efforts to developing a potential Indirect Source Rule (ISR) applicable to commercial marine ports.  In February 2022, after no agreement was reached on an MOU with either Port, following the August direction given by the Board, staff initiated the Ports ISR public rulemaking process.

Proposed Rule 2304 – Indirect Source Rule for Commercial Marine Ports (PR 2304) will establish requirements to reduce emissions from mobile sources related to marine port operations.


Memorandum of Understanding Documents

The following document is the latest redline draft MOU language prepared by South Coast AQMD staff, largely based on proposed measures in the 2017 CAAP. Staff from both Ports have indicated that some actions proposed in this version of the draft MOU may not be possible for them to implement due to legal and/or other limitations.

Port staff proposed the following draft MOU language, which contained minor updates to an early 2020 version of the draft MOU.

The following document is the latest proposal prepared by Port of Los Angeles.

The following document is the proposed draft MOU language submitted by the Port of Long Beach on December 1, 2021.

The following document is a letter submitted by Port of Los Angeles on a potential MOU.

The following document contains revised draft MOU language prepared by South Coast AQMD staff in response to the draft MOU language proposed and submitted by the Port of Long Beach on December 1, 2021. 

The following document is the latest letter by the Port of Long Beach, in response to the revised draft MOU language submitted by South Coast AQMD staff on January 28, 2022.

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