Law & Order

SEMA-Opposed Indirect Source Rule at Southern California Ports Delayed

By the SEMA D.C. Office

In response to strong opposition from SEMA and industry groups, the SouthLong Beach port Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has announced a significant delay in the vote on a proposed Indirect Source Rule (ISR) aiming to impose volume caps on port activities, thereby limiting the import and export of goods from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. 

Originally scheduled for consideration this year, the vote has now been postponed by a period of six months to the second quarter of 2024. The delay in the vote signifies a willingness on the part of SCAQMD to reevaluate the ISR in light of the concerns raised by impacted stakeholders. 

In a joint letter addressed to the Los Angeles and Long Beach mayors, SEMA and a coalition representing various industry and labor organizations expressed their vehement opposition to the ISR. If implemented, this rule will cause substantial damage to the local and national economy by hampering the delivery of crucial goods, including auto parts.  

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