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AB 32 Scoping Plan Program Design Stakeholder Process 

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) developed the Scoping Plan mandated by the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32).  Development of the Scoping Plan included an analysis of potential emission reductions across all sectors. ARB looked at various policy scenarios to describe a range of possible approaches to implement AB 32, such as use of a carbon fee, use of a cap and trade program, or reliance on direct regulations on emission sources or industrial sectors.  To facilitate stakeholder input into the development of policy scenarios (which then form the basis of the economic analysis), technical stakeholder work group meetings were held monthly throughout 2008. This stakeholder group process was ongoing throughout 2008, and announcements were emailed to the Climate Change Listserv.