On April 7, 2010, the Ports of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach released for public review a proposed, updated document, the 2010 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP Update) that includes new, far-reaching goals for curbing port-related air pollution over the next decade.
The focus areas of the Draft CAAP Update remain the same as the original CAAP. The CAAP Update includes information on the ports’ overall progress in implementing the original CAAP strategies, as well as updates based on changes in federal and state regulations. The most significant addition to the Draft CAAP Update is the San Pedro Bay Standards, which establish long-term goals for emissions and health-risk reductions for the ports. Also, the Draft CAAP Update identifies milestone dates and forecasts potential emissions reductions and budget commitments for the next five years, through the end of 2013. Finally, the CAAP Update is consistent with the ports' pledge in the original CAAP that the plan would be updated periodically to make sure it remains current and forward-thinking.
The Clean Air Action Plan’s goals for 2014 include cutting Port-related DPM emissions by 72%, NOx emissions by 22%, and SOx emissions by 93% below 2005 levels. Further decreases including reducing the population-weighted residential cancer risk of port-related DPM emissions by 85% are targeted by 2020. The CAAP goals are closely tied into the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s plan to meet federal air quality standards.
The Los Angeles and Long Beach Boards of Harbor Commissioners unanimously adopted the 2010 CAAP Update on November 22, 2010.