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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