CLEAN AIR ACTION PLA N PUBLIC ADVISORY MEETING SET FOR JUNE 26
Second stakeholder event for L.A., Long Beach ports to be held in San Pedro
The second advisory meeting of 2018 to offer information on progress of the San
Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) 2017 Update is scheduled for Tuesday,
June 26, in San Pedro.
Up to four CAAP stakeholder advisory meetings a year were called for as part of the
Clean Air Action Plan Update approved by the Los Angeles and Long Beach boards of
Harbor Commissioners on Nov. 2, 2017. The first meeting was held in Long Beach on
The second advisory meeting will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26,
at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel located at 601 S. Palos Verdes St. in San
Pedro, 90731. The meeting is open to the public.
The CAAP 2017 Update is a comprehensive strategy for accelerating progress toward
a zero-emission future while protecting and strengthening the ports’ competitive
position in the global economy. Since 2005, port-related air pollution emissions in San
Pedro Bay have dropped 87 percent for diesel particulate matter, 56 percent for
nitrogen oxides, and 97 percent for sulfur oxides. Targets for reducing greenhouse
gases (GHGs) from port-related sources were introduced as part of the 2017 CAAP.
The document calls for the ports to reduce GHGs 40 percent below 1990 levels by
2030 and 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. The Clean Air Action Plan was
originally approved in 2006.
At this advisory meeting, staff from the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach
will discuss near-term priorities for CAAP implementation, next steps for the Clean
Truck Program, the status of technology demonstrations and the timeline for feasibility
assessments. Public comment will be taken to receive input on CAAP implementation
issues. Information on CAAP progress through the 1st quarter of 2018 can be found
For more information, go to www.cleanairactionplan.org
The Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach are the two largest ports in the
nation, first and second respectively, and combined are the ninth-largest port complex
in the world. The two ports handle nearly 40 percent of the nation’s total containerized
import traffic and 25 percent of its total exports. Trade that flows through the San
Pedro Bay ports complex generates more than 3 million jobs nationwide.
Phillip Sanfield, Director of Media Relations, Port of Los Angeles,
(310) 732-3568 (office) (310) 418-6131 (cell) or [email protected]
Lee Peterson, Media Relations Manager, Port of Long Beach,
(562) 283-7715 (office) (562) 519-2177 (cell) or [email protected]