SAN PEDRO, Calif. — November 16, 2007 — The Port of Los Angeles will hold an informational meeting at its Administration Building on Tuesday, November 27 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to publicly review proposed changes to its tariff affecting recreational boaters.

The proposed Tariff Section 21 includes the following requirements for recreational boaters with the intent to improve the quality of life for all boats in the Port’s marinas:

§          Requiring an annual “recreational Vessel Berthing Permit

§          Maintaining insurance on recreational vessels

§          Meeting criteria for seaworthiness

§          Providing written authorization for live-aboard status

§          Meeting other environmental standards

The proposed Tariff Section 21 requirements are part of the Port’s larger Responsible Marina Program which will enhance safety and security, and improve the environment for the 3,700 recreational boaters and 17 marinas in the Port of Los Angeles. 

For more information on the upcoming meeting or proposed Tariff Section 21, please call (310) 732-3810.  The Harbor Administration Building is located at 425 S. Palos Verdes Street in San Pedro.

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