This page last reviewed October 30, 2015
Regulatory Guidance Document
ARB’s cap-and-trade regulation, which appears at sections 95800 to 96023 of title 17, California Code of Regulations, is a set of rules that establishes a limit on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the State’s biggest sources of GHGs. ARB staff has prepared this document to describe the regulatory requirements in a user-friendly format. Unlike the regulation itself, this guidance does not have the force of law. It is not intended to and cannot establish new mandatory requirements beyond those that are already in the cap-and-trade regulation (regulation), and it does not supplant, replace or amend any of the legal requirements of the regulation. Conversely, this guidance’s omission or truncation of regulatory requirements does not relieve operators of their legal obligation to fully comply with all requirements of the regulation.
ARB will also sponsor technical discussions and training workshops for implementation of the cap-and-trade program, including registration and use of the compliance instrument tracking system service (CITSS).
More information is posted on the cap-and-trade program website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm
Instructional Guidance Document
Included below are web link shortcuts to specific chapters of the cap-and-trade regulatory guidance document. Please note that several chapters are currently being developed by ARB staff. As result, not all web link chapter shortcuts are active. Other web links will be activated when chapters are available.
Table of Contents
3.7 Retain Records