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AB 32 Implementation Expenses 

Each fiscal year’s invoice is based on that year’s Common Carbon Cost (CCC) which is calculated as the total required revenue (implementation expenses and adjustments, plus any shortfall or minus any surplus in actual revenue collected during the previous fiscal year) divided by the total statewide emissions covered by the Regulation.

Reported emissions subject to the Regulation (approximately 80 percent of statewide greenhouse gas emissions) were approximately 370 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2008 and steadily declined to approximately 328 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2013. Starting with Report Year 2014, the Regulation covers other greenhouse gases: methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). The total CO2e emissions subject to the Regulation in 2014 are approximately 350 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.

Historically, the CCC has ranged from $0.121 for emission year 2012, to $0.180 for emission year 2010. For emission year 2014 (Fiscal Year 2016-17), the CCC is $0.148. The following link provides a table showing the historical CCC and transportation fuel fee rates.

AB 32 Cost of Implementation Fee Funding in the 2016-2017 Budget Act

Department Thousands
Air Resources Board $46,491
Environmental Protection Agency $675
State Water Resources Control Board $573
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery $576
Office of Health Hazard Assessment $645
Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency $290
Department of Public Health $389
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection $433
Department of Water Resources $359
Department of Housing and Community Development $344
Department of Food and Agriculture $1,210
Financial Information System for California $60
Totals $52,045

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David Mallory at (916) 445-8316