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arbcombo -- June 20 Workshop on the Proposed Rice Cultivation Offset Protocol and Updates to Existing Offset Protocols Posted: 19 Jun 2014 17:40:06
Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) staff is holding a public workshop on Friday, June 20, 2014 to discuss updated draft language for a proposed new Rice Cultivation Projects Compliance Offset Protocol and proposed updates to existing Compliance Offset Protocols. DATE: Friday, June 20, 2014 TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PLACE: California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board Byron Sher Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 Staff plans to propose the addition of a new Rice Cultivation Projects Compliance Offset Protocol and updates to existing Compliance Offset Protocols under the Cap-and-Trade Regulation at the September 2014 Board hearing. If adopted, staff anticipates the effective date to be January 1, 2015. When the new and updated Compliance Offset Protocols are proposed, a Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action with the draft new and updated Compliance Offset Protocols will be released for a 45-day public comment period in advance of the Board item. A copy of the presentation for the workshop, the California Environmental Quality Act Notice of Preparation and discussions drafts of the proposed Compliance Offset Protocols will be available Friday morning, June 20, 2014 on ARB’s Cap-and-Trade Workshops and Meetings webpage at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/meetings/meetings.htm All interested stakeholders are invited to attend. A live webcast of the meeting will be available at: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/?BDO=1 Background The California Cap-and-Trade Regulation (Regulation) was formally adopted by ARB in 2011. In response to continued Board direction and further discussions with stakeholders, staff began a public process to propose a new Rice Cultivation Projects Compliance Offset Protocol and updates to existing Compliance Offset Protocols for Board consideration in 2014. Documents that will be made publicly available prior to the workshop will provide a discussion of the new Rice Cultivation Projects Compliance Offset Protocol and updates to existing Compliance Offset Protocols. These documents will provide the public with the opportunity to discuss staff’s draft language for the new and updated Compliance Offset Protocols prior to staff formally submitting a Notice of Proposed Regulatory Action. The public will have additional opportunities to comment on these protocols during the 45-day public comment period and Board hearing. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips. 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.