PORTS HOST CAAP PUBLIC ADVISORY MEETING
Third This Year Set for Oct. 3 in Long Beach
SEPT. 12, 2019 – SAN PEDRO, Calif. – A meeting to present the progress of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan 2017 Update is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 3, in Long Beach.
Up to four CAAP stakeholder advisory meetings a year were called for as part of the Clean Air Action Plan Update approved by the Long Beach and Los Angeles boards of Harbor Commissioners in November 2017.
The next advisory meeting, the third of 2019, will be from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 3, in the first-floor Multi-Purpose Room at the Port of Long Beach Administration Building, 415 W. Ocean Blvd., 90802. The meeting is open to the public. There is no visitor parking onsite at the Port Administration Building.
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% for diesel particulate matter, 58% for nitrogen oxides, and 97% 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% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. The Clean Air Action Plan was originally approved in 2006.
Public comment will be taken at the advisory meeting to receive input on CAAP implementation issues. An agenda will be posted on the CAAP website prior to the meeting.
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 approximately 40% of the nation’s total containerized import traffic and 25% of its total exports. Trade that flows through the San Pedro Bay ports complex generates more than 3 million jobs nationwide.