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arbcombo -- ARB Workshop on Potential Adjustments Related to CHP in the Cap-and-Trade Program Posted: 09 Apr 2013 16:46:13
The Air Resources Board (ARB) will hold a workshop on May 1, 2013 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm to address potential adjustments related to Universities, Combined Heat and Power ‘But For’ facilities, and holders of legacy contracts within the Cap-and-Trade Regulation. ARB will present staff proposals to address issue areas identified in the ARB Board Resolution from the September 2012 Board Meeting, Resolution 12-33 http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/res12-33.pdf. The potential regulatory changes that result from this workshop will be brought to the Board for approval in the fall of 2013. Other elements identified in the resolution will be discussed in later workshops. This workshop will consider a proposed methodology to allocate allowances to California universities that recognizes early action to reduce GHG emissions through energy efficiency and Combined Heat and Power (CHP); and a proposed methodology to provide transition assistance to covered entities that have a compliance obligation cost that cannot be reasonably recovered due to a legacy contract. Staff will also present a proposal to exempt emissions from steam and waste heat generated by facilities that would not have been covered entities ‘but for’ the choice to improve efficiency by installing CHP. Workshop materials will be posted prior to the workshop on ARB’s Cap-and-Trade Workshops and Meetings webpage: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/meetings/meetings.htm. DATE: May 1, 2013 TIME: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PLACE: California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board Byron Sher Auditorium 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 A live webcast of the meeting will be available at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast/?BDO=1 Background The California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Regulation went into effect on January 1, 2012. In Resolution 12-33, http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/res12-33.pdf the Board directed ARB staff to work with stakeholders and state agencies to develop methodologies for allowance allocation to University covered entities; to develop a regulatory methodology to exempt ‘but for’ CHP steam emissions from a compliance obligation; and to develop a methodology that provides transition assistance to covered entities that have a compliance obligation that cannot be reasonably recovered due to a legacy contract. At this technical workshop, staff will discuss proposals, initiate stakeholder participation, and solicit stakeholder input on these proposals. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION REQUEST Special accommodation or language needs can be provided for any of the following: • An interpreter to be available at the hearing; • Documents made available in an alternate format or another language; • A disability-related reasonable accommodation. To request these special accommodations or language needs, please contact the Stationary Source Division at (916) 322-2037 as soon as possible, but no later than 10 business days before the scheduled meeting. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service. For more information on the California Cap-and-Trade Program, please go to: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm. 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, ghg-dis-verifiers, ghg-rep, ghgverifiers, ghg-ver.