Public Workshops on GHG Scoping Plan

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Nov. 30, 2007 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

AB 32 (The Global Warming Solutions Act, Chapter 488, Statutes of 2006, Fabian Nunez, D-Los Angeles) requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

The "Scoping plan", quietly being developed for months, begins a more public phase today, November 30th, with the first in a series of workshops that will be held through next July.  The plan will eventually define overall limits and parameters to achieve the maximum technically-feasible and cost-effective GHG reductions.

The kickoff workshop, at the South Coast Air Quality Management District offices in Diamond Bar, focuses on the overall structure of the plan, how it will be developed, AB 32-required analyses and the role of alternative compliance mechanisms.

Another round of public workshops will take place on Dec. 14 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm) at CARB headquarters in Sacramento and will focus on specific control measures by sector.

The CARB timeline for adoption of the scoping plan in 2008 is as follows:

    June    Draft scoping plan released
    July     Workshops on draft plan
    Oct.    Final staff proposal released
    Nov.    CARB adoption of scoping plan

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