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arbcombo -- DECEMBER 21 ARB RELEASES UPDATED WEBPAGES AND MATERIALS IN SUPPORT OF CALIFORNIA’S COMPLIANCE OFFSET PROGRAM Posted: 21 Dec 2012 11:58:02
The Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) has posted information relating to: approved Offset Project Registries; accredited verification bodies and offset verifiers; Compliance Offset Protocols; and crediting early action projects. This information can be located on the main web page of for the Compliance Offset Program can be found here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/offsets/offsets.htm These materials also include general guidance on the Compliance Offset Program and forms that offset project participants may use to submit regulatory required information to ARB and/or Offset Project Registries. The forms available include: offset project listings, Offset Project Data Reports, Offset Verification Statement, request for issuance of ARB offset credits and forms for early action offset projects. The general guidance related to the Compliance Offset Program can be found here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/guidance/chapter6.pdf A list of all Compliance Offset Program forms can be found here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/offsets/forms/forms.htm BACKGROUND: The California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Regulation and the Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions were adopted by the California Air Resources Board in October of 2011, and formally went into effect January 1, 2012. The Cap-and-Trade Regulation allows covered entities to use a limited number of ARB offset credits to fulfill up to 8% of their compliance obligation. Offset credits are tradable compliance instruments that represent verified GHG emission reductions or removal enhancements made in sectors and sources not covered by the Cap-and-Trade Program. The Board has adopted four Compliance Offset Protocols: Livestock Projects, Ozone Depleting Substances Projects, U.S. Forest Projects, and Urban Forest Projects. The release of the updated webpages, guidance document, and forms will assist participants in the Compliance Offset Program with complying with all regulatory requirements for issuance of ARB offset credits. If you have any questions related to the Compliance Offset Program, please contact Brieanne Aguila at (916) 324-0919. For more information on the California Cap-and-Trade Program, please go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm You are receiving this single arbcombo email because you are a subscriber to or have made a public comment to one or more of the following lists: capandtrade, cc, offsets.