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California ARB fines California port terminal operator $2.5M over air quality violations

Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:02 pm

Via GCC: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/01/2018011-arb.html

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) announced a $2.5-million settlement with SSA Containers, Inc. and its affiliates. The Seattle-based company received a notice of violation for failing to repower, retire or retrofit its cargo-handling equipment at the ports of Long Beach and Oakland, and for failing to certify large spark ignition engines on yard trucks servicing those terminals, as required by state law.

The company and its affiliates will pay $1.25 million to the Air Pollution Control Fund for pollution research, $728,060 to the South Coast Air Quality Management District to fund air filtration systems in schools located near ports, and $521,940 to the Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement to fund the Northern California Breathmobile, which travels to disadvantaged communities in the Bay Area to meet health care needs of children with asthma. . . .

As part of the settlement, SSA Containers, Inc. replaced all uncertified engines operating at its facilities, and is now in compliance with CARB’s Cargo Handling Equipment and Large Spark Ignition Engine Regulations. . . .
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Re: California ARB fines California port terminal operator $2.5M over air quality violations

Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:30 pm

Awesome, somebody is helping us breath clean air. Hope port terminal operators are eager for Tesla Semi and other ZEV trucks.

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Re: California ARB fines California port terminal operator $2.5M over air quality violations

Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:28 pm

DanCar wrote:Awesome, somebody is helping us breath clean air. Hope port terminal operators are eager for Tesla Semi and other ZEV trucks.

There are several dem/val programs under the auspices of CARB, SCAQMD and others for ZEV (both BEV and FCEV) trucks, MHE etc. at the ports. For the overall plan,
Ports of LA, Long Beach approve 2017 Clean Air Action Plan; targeted GHG reductions; zero-emissions on-road drayage by 2035
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/11/20171103-sanpedro.html#more
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