Law & Order

SEMA Opposes Proposed Indirect Source Rule at Southern California Ports

By the SEMA D.C. office

In a joint letter to the Los Angeles and Long Beach mayors, SEMA and aPort of Long Beach coalition of industry and labor organizations have strongly opposed the South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD) proposed Indirect Source Rule (ISR). The proposed ISR aims to impose volume caps on port activities, thereby limiting the import and export of goods from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. This rule would cause substantial damage to the local and national economy by hampering the delivery of crucial goods, like auto parts.  

The ISR, if implemented, would also have significant repercussions on various fronts, including jobs, supply chains, the economy, emissions reduction efforts, and the competitiveness of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. 

Click here to read a copy of the letter from SEMA to the Los Angeles and Long Beach mayors. 

For more information, contact SEMA Senior Director, State Government Affairs & Grassroots Christian Robinson at