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.
Download the CAAP Discussion Document, which outlines the ports' strategies for expanding the Clean Air Action Plan.
2010 CAAP Update
- 2010 Clean Air Action Plan Update – Comments and Responses (2/9/2016)
- 2010 Clean Air Action Plan Update Fact Sheet (2/9/2016)
- 2010 Final Clean Air Action Plan Update (2/9/2016)
2006 CAAP Update
- 2006 Clean Air Action Plan Update – Comments Compendium (2/9/2016)
- 2006 Clean Air Action Plan Update – Tech Report (2/9/2016)
- 2006 Clean Air Action Plan Update Final Overview (2/9/2016)
- 2006 Clean Air Action Plan Update Final Overview – Chinese (2/9/2016)
- 2006 Clean Air Action Plan Update Final Overview – Fact Sheet (2/9/2016)
- 2006 Clean Air Action Plan Update Final Overview – Japanese (2/9/2016)
- 2006 Clean Air Action Plan Update Final Overview – Korean (2/9/2016)
- 2006 Clean Air Action Plan Update Final Overview – Spanish (2/9/2016)
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.
- Zero Emissions Roadmap Technical Report (2/9/2016)