To reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and other air pollutants.
See below the criteria each port authority or Seaway corporation has to fulfill to achieve each level of performance.
Monitoring of regulations.
2.1. Implement policies and communications that discourage idling of vehicles powered by Internal Combustion Engines. Include, at minimum, participant’s own road, off-road, and unlicensed vehicles.
2.2. Promote sustainable transportation practices by employees.
Examples: Incentives for public transport and carpooling, reorganization of business travel, installation of bicycle racks, etc.
2.3. Implement measures to reduce congestion and idling during periods of heavy activity.
Note: This relates to truck traffic.
2.4. Implement policies and communications that inform or, when necessary, issue warnings to ships which emit excessive amounts of smoke.
3.1. Complete an annual report on GHG emissions.
Note: The report only refers to GHG emissions resulting directly from the participant’s activities.
Note: See Annex 1-A.
AND one of the following 2 criteria:
3.2.Within the last 5 years, complete a detailed inventory for all Port and terminal operator owned/leased, and operated fleets, such as vehicle, off-road, and locomotives.
Note: Include equipment’s model year and engine’s model year and/or emissions standard/tier, if available. Other data requirements may include hp and annual hours of operation.
3.3. Implement a voluntary program to transition to lower emission equipment through cleaner fuels, engine repowers, or equipment replacements. This can be through direct incentives, rebates, or coordination of outside funding sources.
4.1. Complete a detailed inventory of GHGs and air pollutants emitted on the participant’s entire area of jurisdiction within the last 5 years. Inventory should include key GHGs: CO2, CH4, and N2O and criteria air pollutants, such as NOx, SOx, VOC, and PM.
Note: Ports that are in nonattainment areas or that have potential “hotspots” should place a priority on an inventory of their relevant criteria air pollutants. Criteria air pollutants refer to those that are reported in Environment Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) or U.S. EPA’s National Emissions Inventory (NEI).
4.2. Adopt a GHG performance plan for air emissions resulting directly from the participant’s activities. In the plan, define reduction measures and establish reduction targets.
Note: See Annex 1-B.
5.1. Publicly disclose GHG and air pollutants reduction targets and timeframe. Demonstrate continual reduction of the participant’s direct GHG emissions (in intensity), achieved by implementing the measures described in the performance plan for air emissions.
Note: Each participant defines its own baselines for measuring continual improvement.