Proposed Amendments to the Ocean-Going Vessels Clean Fuel Regulation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Air Resources Board (ARB)
Document Title
Proposed Amendments to the Ocean-Going Vessels Clean Fuel Regulation
Document Type
OTH - Other Document
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead & Functional Equivalent Document Regulated CA Waters: ARB staff is proposing to amend the regulatory boundary, by extending it further off shore by aligning it more closely in Southern CA with the "Contiguous Zone," which is 24 nm from the CA Baseline (shoreline), which includes offshore islands. In addition, we are proposing to exempt vessels from the Clean Fuel requirements when transiting a small "window" within the 24 nm boundary off Point Conception. This exemption window is being provided to encourage vessels to travel in the established shipping lanes in the Santa Barbara Channel when headed to or from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These proposed changes in the boundary will lessen the economic incentive for OGVs to transit through the Point Mugu Sea Range instead of the Santa Barbara Channel and will help reestablish the emission reduction levels to those anticipated when the regulation was originally adopted. No changes are being proposed to the Regulated CA Waters in Northern CA.

Contact Information

Ryan Huft
Agency Name
Air Resources Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources

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