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omb -- -- Supplement to the AB 32 Scoping Plan Functional Equivalent Document Released for 45-day Public Comment

Posted: 13 Jun 2011 15:42:44
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) posted a Supplement to
the AB 32 Scoping Plan Functional Equivalent Document (FED)
prepared in accordance with ARBís Certified Regulatory Program
and the California Environmental Quality Act.  The release
commences a 45-day public review and comment period.
 

The Supplement provides an expanded analysis of the five
alternatives to the Scoping Plan analyzed in the FED: a no
project alternative, an alternative based on cap-and-trade, an
alternative based on source-specific regulatory requirements, an
alternative based on a carbon fee or tax, and an alternative
program based on a variation of proposed strategies. To view or
download a copy of the Supplement please see 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/document/scopingplandocument.htm

Information on a planned public workshop to be held during the
45-day comment period on the Supplement will be posted on ARBís
website on the Scoping Plan program page at
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/scopingplan.htm 

ARB invites comments on the Supplement; comments will be
accepted
during a 45-day public comment period that begins on June 13,
2011 and ends on July 28, 2011.  

After the 45-day public review and comment period, ARB staff
will
consider comments received and will prepare written responses to
comments raising significant environmental issues based on the
environmental analysis contained in the Supplement.  The written
responses to comments will be posted on ARBís website listed
above prior to a Board hearing presently scheduled for August
24,
2011 at 9:00 a.m. at the Byron Sher Auditorium, 1001 I Street,
Sacramento, California.  At the public hearing to the Board will
consider whether to approve: (1) the FED for the AB 32 Scoping
Plan (including the Supplement to the FED and written responses
to public comments that raise significant environmental issues),
and (2) the AB 32 Scoping Plan.

To be considered by the Board, written comments must be received
no later than July 28, 2011, and must be addressed to the
following: 

Postal mail:  Clerk of the Board, Air Resources Board
1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814

Electronic submittal: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/lispub/comm/bclist.php  

The Supplement to the FED supports the implementation of AB 32,
the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.  Under AB
32, ARB has developed numerous measures supported by regulations
to reduce GHG emissions and help clean the air, protect the
environment and drive innovative new solutions to clean energy.

For more information about AB 32 and the Scoping Plan, go to 
www.arb.ca.gov/climatechange  

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