State and Local Transportation Resources
Industry & Residential Sectors: Marine Port Strategies
This page provides links to EPA and non-EPA resources that provide additional information on industry and residential sectors. Links go directly to specific websites or documents that address marine port strategies.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Resources
- Other Federal Departments & Agencies
- State, Local, and Regional Programs
- Non-Governmental Organizations
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Resources
- Best Practices in Preparing Port Emission Inventories, June 2005 (PDF) (39pp, 295K)
This report describes what has been learned about development of port-related emissions inventories to date and serves as a tool that can be used to inform the development of such inventories.
- Clean Ports USA
An EPA initiative that promotes strategies to reduce emissions from diesel engines at marine ports.
- Commercial Marine Activity for Deep Sea Ports in the U.S., Final Report, September 1999
A report designed to assist state and local air pollution control agencies in understanding commercial marine activity at deep sea ports, with data on marine port activities, different types of vessels, fuel use, and related information.
- Emission Reduction Incentives for Off-Road Diesel Equipment Used in the Port and Construction Sectors, May 2005 (PDF) (94pp, 587K)
A report that describes and assesses incentive programs to reduce emissions from off-road diesel engines used in the construction industry and port sector.
- EPA's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Locomotives and Marine Engines (PDF) (273KB)
Issued on June 29, 2004, an advanced notice seeking comments on EPA's plan to propose new emission standards and other related provisions for new compression-ignition marine engines with per cylinder displacement less than 30 liters and locomotive engines.
- In-Use Marine Diesel Fuel, EPA Report, August 1999
A report that describes the fuel properties, particularly sulfur content, for different types and grades of marine diesel fuels, as well as use patterns for these fuels.
- Nonroad Engine and Vehicle Emission Study Report, November 1991
A study that quantifies the contribution of various nonroad sources, including marine vessels, to air pollution.
- SmartWay Transport Partnership
Participate in this program to provide incentives that will encourage retailers and the freight sector (truck, rail, ship, and air) to reduce emissions from the transport of freight.
Other Federal Departments & Agencies
- U.S. Department of Transportation: National Maritime Resource and Education Center (NMREC)
A program designed to investigate and demonstrate the potential for new technologies and fuels to reduce air emissions in marine ports and vessels.
- Port of Los Angeles Environmental Programs
The Port of Los Angeles was the first port authority in the nation to create an Environmental Management Division in 1973. This site has various programs and documents for marine authorities.
- West Coast Diesel Collaborative Marine Vessels and Ports Workgroup
A workgroup focused on alternative fuel use for vessels and on-shore equipment, equipment retrofits and early retirement, and cold ironing for ocean-going vessels and plug-in power for on-shore equipment.
- American Association of Port Authorities
An alliance of ports in the Western Hemisphere with four key goals: representation and advocacy, professional development and education, relationship-building, and public awareness.
- Harboring Pollution: Strategies to Clean Up U.S. Ports (PDF) (97pp, 753K)
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that provides information about marine port pollution, including health effects and strategies, which port operators can undertake to reduce emissions.
- International Maritime Organization
Provides the current status on international negotiations to reduce sulfur content in marine fuels and/or other clean air efforts.