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newsrel -- Proposed California greenhouse gas emissions trading program now available

Posted: 29 Oct 2010 09:46:23
ARB to take comments, continue work with stakeholders. 

Release #:10-58
Date:10/28/2010

ARB PIO: (916) 322-2990
CONTACT:

Stanley Young
desk 916-322-1309 cell 916-956-9409
syoung@arb.ca.gov


Proposed California greenhouse gas emissions trading program now
available

ARB to take comments, continue work with stakeholders

SACRAMENTO - Today the California Air Resources Board announced
the release of its proposed greenhouse gas cap-and-trade
regulation.

The release begins a public comment period culminating in a
December 16 public hearing in Sacramento, California, at which
the Board will consider adopting the proposed program. During the
public comment period, ARB staff will continue to meet with
stakeholders to refine the regulation and develop proposed
changes to present at the Board hearing.

“This program is a crucial element of reducing our greenhouse gas
emissions.  It will help drive innovation, create more green jobs
and clean up our air and environment” said ARB Chairman Mary D.
Nichols.  “We have worked closely with all interested parties and
stakeholders to make sure that the program provides flexibility
to reach our emissions reduction goals while taking into
consideration the current economic climate and the need to fully
protect California’s economy.”

A key part of ARB’s AB 32 Scoping Plan, the cap-and-trade program
provides an overall limit on the emissions from sources
responsible for 85 percent of California’s greenhouse gas
emissions. This program allows covered entities the greatest
flexibility for compliance, stimulates clean energy technologies,
increases energy security and independence, protects public
health and will drive clean, green jobs in California. It is
designed to work in collaboration with other complementary
policies that expand energy efficiency programs, reduce vehicle
emissions, and encourage innovation.

For more details and  instructions on how to comment  on the
proposed regulation, see the Notice of Public Hearing at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2010/capandtrade10/capnotice.pdf
(Comments will be accepted starting November 1, 2010. )

A brief overview of the program is at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/2010/capandtrade.pdf .

The regulation and all related material is at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2010/capandtrade10/capandtrade10.htm
.

AB 32, signed by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2006, is California's
Global Warming Solutions Act that set in law aggressive
greenhouse gas reduction targets that will reduce emissions to
1990 levels by 2020.  In 2008 ARB approved the AB 32 Scoping Plan
that uses a mix of approaches to meet climate change goals,
including a cap-and-trade program and other complementary
measures.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California
Environmental Protection Agency.  ARB’s mission is to promote and
protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through
effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and
considering effects on the economy.  The ARB oversees all air
pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain
health based air quality standards.

The Air Resources Board is a department of the California
Environmental Protection Agency. ARB's mission is to promote and
protect public health, welfare, and ecological resources through
effective reduction of air pollutants while recognizing and
considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air
pollution control efforts in California to attain and maintain
health based air quality standards.

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