ADVISORY/Port of Long Beach to Unveil New, $9 Million Ship Loader, Highlight Completion of Infrastructure Improvements Related to Control of Petroleum Coke Dust.
ADVISORY...for Friday (May 14)
Standing before a new, $9 million ship loader and docked vessel, Assemblymember Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, will join the Port of Long Beach at a ceremony marking complete compliance with regional air quality regulations governing the handling, transportation and storage of petroleum coke. The Port met many of the deadlines required by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) ahead of deadlines accelerated by a Lowenthal bill, AB 1775. WHAT: The Port of Long Beach has completed improvements related to compliance with South Coast AQMD Rule 1158, which governs the way petroleum coke products are transported, handled and stored. The Port of Long Beach commissioned and began operation of the new ship loader in early April and made scores of other equipment upgrades and procedural changes in compliance with Rule 1158 and AB 1775. The results have been impressive. Since these changes were initiated in 2000, petroleum coke dust found in monitoring samples dropped from about 21 percent to 3 to 5 percent. WHO: 54th District Assemblymember Alan Lowenthal, Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neill, Port Executive Direct Richard D. Steinke, Harbor Commissioner James C. Hankla, AQMD representatives Carol Coy and federal, state, county and local officials. WHEN: Friday, May 14 10 a.m. WHERE: Pier G, Port of Long Beach. Long Beach Transit will provide free bus transportation from the Port Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza, to the event site. Outstanding Photo, Video and Interview Opportunities
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|Date:||May 12, 2004|
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