b'FOGHORN FOCUS Meeting CARBsHarbor Craft RegulationsERIC SMITH AND ERIK VAN DYCK// HUG ENGINEERING, INC. O ur environment is changing every day. That environment cancomply with the regulation as best they can. It is not an easy statement to be anything from the way we communicate via text messagesmake or hear but complying with the regulation as it started in 2007 and to friends and family instead of picking up the phone, workingas it will become in early 2023 will make an impact to the environment remotely from a coffee shop or home office vs. sitting at a desk surround- in one form or another and it must be done. It will greatly affect peo-ed by colleagues, changes to weather patterns due to global warming orples lives for health reasons, business reasons, and financial reasons, but natural progressions of how our world is intended to be. These changeswithout making a change the California coastal regions will be different have impacted us all in one form or another and yet we have overcomethan they are today, and possibly not for the better. According to David them in our lives and continue to do so every day. Quiros, manager of CARBs Freight Technology Section, California is regularly reported by the American Lung Association as having some of PHOTO: ABHI VERMA / UNSPLASH Environmental impacts are all around us and are especially becomingthe worst air quality in the nation, and harbor crafts are one of the top more stringent in areas such as the California coastline where changes tothree equipment categories at the seaports that contribute to cancer risk regulations are inevitable. Over the course of the next ten years the Cal- from diesel emissions in nearby communities (Source: ocregister.com).ifornia Air Resource Board (CARB) will be implementing more strict regulations affecting every commercial harbor craft vessel regulated in theThe California Air Resource Board recently approved regulations to coastal waters along the California coastline. This regulation is a huge im- reduce oxides of nitrogen, particulate matter, and greenhouse gas emis-pact to some, and yet others have already started to work out solutions tosions on diesel fueled engines for commercial harbor craft (CHC) ves-FOGHORN 8'