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cc -- Scoping Plan Workshop Series Ė Policy Mechanisms for Emission Reductions Workshop

Posted: 28 Dec 2007 09:01:28
The Air Resources Board (ARB) staff invites you to participate in
a public workshop to discuss potential policy mechanisms for
emission reductions that are being considered for inclusion in
the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Scoping Plan (Plan) required by the
California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, also known as
Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32).  This workshop will discuss the
process that ARB will use in evaluating policy mechanisms for
achieving the GHG emission reductions called for in AB 32.  The
mechanisms under consideration include direct emission reduction
measures, alternative compliance mechanisms, market-based
compliance mechanisms, potential monetary and non-monetary
incentives, and voluntary reductions for various sources and
categories of sources.  ARB is seeking input into the range of
mechanisms being considered for inclusion as part of the overall
AB 32 program, and the process ARB will use in evaluating the
options for inclusion in the Plan.  

The workshop is open to all interested parties.  It will be held
at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) in Oakland
and will also be webcast. 

Date: 		January 16, 2008
Time:		9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:	Auditorium
Address:	Metropolitan Transportation Commission
101 Eighth Street
Oakland, CA  94607

Directions to MTC can be found at:
http://www.mtc.ca.gov/about_mtc/directions.htm

For More Information:
Workshop materials and the agenda will be posted prior to the
meeting at ARBís Scoping Plan website
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm

For those unable to attend the workshop in person, a live
video/audio webcast will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m. on
January 16, 2008 at http://www.cal-span.org/Broadcast/CARB.asx

During the workshops, the webcast audience may submit questions
and comments for ARB staff response using the following email
address:  ccplan@arb.ca.gov  

In a continuing effort to reduce our carbon footprint, the ARB
is trying to minimize its paper use.  Electronic copies of the
slide presentations will be available on the climate change
website prior to the workshop at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/cc.htm
 If you download the presentations to your laptop please refrain
from taking a paper copy at the workshop.

We welcome and encourage your participation in this important
effort. If you have questions regarding the January 16, 2008
workshop, please contact Lucille van Ommering, ARB Office of
Climate Change, at (916) 324-5931 or lvanomme@arb.ca.gov  

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