EPA Regional Programs


Mar. 29, 2010
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Accepts Emission Control Area (ECA) Proposal
IMO has accepted the proposal to designate waters off the North American coasts as an Emission Control Area (ECA). Large ships that operate in ECAs must use dramatically cleaner fuel and technology, leading to major air quality and public health benefits that extend hundreds of miles inland.

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