The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will conduct a public Board hearing later this month as it continues its efforts to expand the state's existing Ocean-Going Vessels At-Berth Regulation to further reduce air emissions from ships docked in California. As earlier reported, CARB recently released further modifications to the at-berth rulemaking documents (15-day change). Due to these proposed changes, regulated parties remain concerned about significant increased costs related to supporting infrastructure and capital improvements - and some predict that not extending the compliance date to allow for economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will make compliance more costly, or even "infeasible."
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