The port tariff would achieve an 80% reduction in truck emissions within five years. The dirty truck ban would start October 1, 2008, by excluding pre-1989 trucks. By January 1, 2012, trucks that do not meet the 2007 federal standard would be banned from port service.
“The Port is proposing this tariff to meet the aggressive air quality goals of our Clean Air Action Plan,” said Robert Kanter, the Port’s managing director of environmental affairs.
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission approved a similar tariff at its November 1 meeting.