Is there a long-term vision for this Plan? The primary purpose of the Plan is to address the near-term needs to provide immediate emissions reductions. The Plan evaluates all potentially feasible measures available in the immediate term, and has a program (Technology Advancement Program) to address emerging technologies as they are developed that can be integrated into the Plan as it is updated annually.
In addition, the Ports have a longer term vision. As defined in the CAAP, through the San Pedro Bay Standard, the long-term vision is to reduce criteria pollutant emissions to levels that will assure that port-related sources decrease their “fair share” of regional emissions to enable the SoCAB to attain state and federal ambient air quality standards and to reduce public health risk from toxic air contaminants associated with port-related sources to acceptable levels.