About the Plan

On November 20, 2006, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles took an unprecedented joint action to improve air quality in the South Coast Air Basin by adopting the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), a sweeping plan aimed at significantly reducing the health risks posed by air pollution from port-related ships, trains, trucks, terminal equipment and harbor craft.

The CAAP was developed with the cooperation and participation of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, California Air Resources Board and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The CAAP was a landmark air quality plan that established the most comprehensive, far-reaching strategy for reducing port-related air pollution and related health risks, while allowing port development, job creation and economic activity associated with that development to continue. The plan ushered in a slew of anti-air pollution strategies including the ports’ Clean Trucks Programs, vessel pollution reduction programs, and advanced new technology, such as the world’s first hybrid tugboat.

The ports believe it is important to continuously update and improve upon the CAAP, where necessary, in order to monitor progress, plan for the future, and maximize success. Staff from both ports meet regularly to evaluate progress towards meeting the CAAP goals, review status of existing control measures, evaluate new measures, and jointly develop updates to the CAAP as needed.

The CAAP was updated in 2010, and the ports held a workshop in October 2015 to discuss plans for the future.

For an overview of the CAAP 2017 Update, please read the fact sheet.

Read comments on the CAAP update as of Feb. 1, 2017.

Discussion Document

Download the CAAP Discussion Document, which outlines the ports' strategies for expanding the Clean Air Action Plan.

2017 CAAP Update

2010 CAAP Update

2006 CAAP Update

Zero-Emissions Roadmap

The Roadmap for Moving Forward with Zero Emissions Technologies at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles — Technical Report is a system for evaluating various methods of transport that produce no air pollution at the tailpipe.

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