As part of its longstanding commitment to reduce air pollution from the operations of its seaport tenants, the Port of Oakland released its 2005 Seaport Air Emissions Inventory (Inventory) for public review and comment in August 2007 and received several Comment Letters. The Port is addressing these comments in the Response to Comments document below. The Inventory estimates the amounts of certain types of air pollutants generated by the ships, trucks, trains, harbor craft, and cargo handing equipment at the Port of Oakland in 2005.
The Inventory will allow the Port to better understand the emissions from typical seaport activities; will help the Port, its tenants and the community to prioritize emissions reduction efforts; and will provide a baseline for tracking progress in reducing air pollution. The Inventory will be a critical tool for the Port and community to develop a Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan.
The Inventory was presented at a public meeting at the West Oakland Senior Center (1724 Adeline St.) on Tuesday, August 21, 2007, at 6:00 p.m. as part of a meeting co-hosted by the California Air Resources Board and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to update residents on the West Oakland Health Risk Assessment. To view the presentation from the August 21st meeting, click here
. Following the meeting the Port received several Comment Letters. Most of the comments are addressed in the Response to Comments document below. Comments on emissions from Port construction resulted in the preparation of a separate 2005 Construction Emissions Inventory. See below. For more information about CARB's risk assessment please click here