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Regulations for Emissions from Vehicles and Engines

Designation of the U.S. Caribbean Emission Control Area for Marine Vessels

On July 15, 2011, the IMO officially designated waters around Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as an area in which stringent international emission standards will apply to ships. The first-phase fuel sulfur standard began in 2014, the second phase began in 2015, and stringent NOx engine standards began in 2016. The following documents are related to the U.S. Caribbean Emission Control Area for marine vessels.

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