Bay Planning Coalition Expert Briefing on Air Quality

Please join us for the next Bay Planning Coalition Expert Briefing on Air Quality for an important discussion about the status of AB 617 and the California Air Resource Board’s proposed amendments to the regulation of Shore Power for Ocean-Going vessels. Attendees will hear from a slate of experts offering regulatory, industry, and community perspectives on the […]

BPC Continues Advocacy Efforts on AB 617 Implementation

This month, BPC signed onto a second coalition letter spearheaded by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA), which expresses some concerns and recommendations for the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Community Air Protection Blueprint. CARB approved the Community Air Protection Blueprint at its Board meeting on September 27. BPC has been, and continues to […]

BPC Attends CARB and CalEPA Public Workshop on At Berth and At Anchor Control Measures

As part of its ongoing implementation of AB 617, the State of California has reinforced its commitment to the legislation’s goals by incentivizing further emissions reductions in and around high-impact communities. Accordingly, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and California Environmental Protection Agency have drafted an update to the state’s “Concepts for Ocean-Going Vessels Operating […]

Pacific Maritime Magazine Online for July 20, 2018

    FORWARD  SIGN UP TO RECEIVE PMM ONLINE   SUBSCRIBE TO THE PRINT EDITION     INSIDE PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE      Safe Spaces By Chris Philips,  Managing Editor     In 1911, the Washington State Port District Act authorized voters to create public port districts that could acquire, construct, and operate waterways, docks, wharves, and […]

BPC Prepares to Engage on AB-617

In 2017, the California State Legislature passed AB-617 and in effect established the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP), which aims to mitigate air quality related health risks at the community level. In accordance with CAPP, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will be submitting its final selections for candidate communities for consideration to the California Air […]

BPC Expert Briefing: Air Quality

BPC EXPERT BRIEFING Regulatory and Industry Impacts on Air Quality 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Monday, March 26 Port of Oakland Board Room Oakland, CA Please join us for Bay Planning Coalition’s first Expert Briefing on Air Quality – an afternoon of dialogue addressing the changing landscape of air quality regulation; the proposed regulatory goals and the […]

CARB: Presentation posted for public workshop

Presentation posted for public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the California warranty and maintenance regulations for on-road heavy-duty vehicles. The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) has posted the presentation and additional handouts for the Heavy Duty Vehicle (HDV) emission warranty and maintenance regulations workshop on January 12, 2018. Date:            Friday, January 12, 2018 Time:            […]

California Air Resources Board: Workshops on Amendments to At-Berth Regulation

The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) staff have posted an agenda and the presentation for the August 28, 2017 and September 7, 2017 workshops concerning proposed regulatory amendments to the Airborne Toxic Control Measure for Auxiliary Diesel Engines Operated on Ocean-Going Vessels At-Berth in a California Port (At-Berth Regulation). Agenda: Presentation: For more […]

The Future of California’s Greenhouse Gas Regulation

This week, BPC staff attended a dinner meeting of the Air & Waste Management Association, featuring a presentation by Richard Corey, Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Mr. Corey gave an insightful presentation on how California’s air quality and greenhouse gas regulations have shaped our economy thus far, and the direction of […]