Gino DiCaro

Public input deadline for GHG reduction measures: Oct. 1

By Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications

Capitol Update, Sept. 28, 2007 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

The California Air Resource Board (CARB) deadline for receiving public input on ideas for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction measures is Monday, Oct. 1.

Last year's AB 32 (The Global Warming Solutions Act, Chapter 488, Speaker Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles) requires CARB to prepare a Scoping Plan to achieve the maximum technically feasible and cost effective reductions of GHGs by 2020.  

CARB staff begins work on this scoping plan by soliciting public input.  As required under AB 32, measures may include direct emission reductions, alternative compliance mechanisms, market-based compliance mechanisms and monetary and non-monetary incentives for sources or categories of sources.  Ideas may include voluntary actions that would not be part of any regulatory requirements.

CARB staff will assess the ideas and supporting information and conduct a series of related public workshops by the end of the year.  Following the workshops, CARB will "draw from these measures to develop various scenarios comparing different mixes of measure types," and then hold another round of workshops in March 2008.  A draft Scoping Plan is scheduled for release in June 2008, with adoption by January 2009.

Ideas should be sent electronically to ccplan@arb.ca.gov.  For more information, please visit: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm

Ideas submitted as part of CARB's Early Action efforts are presently being reviewed.  Therefore, proposals relating to those efforts need not be resubmitted.

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