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arbcombo -- Notice for April 28, 2016 Cap-and-Trade Workshop on Linkage and Sector-Based Offsets Posted: 11 Apr 2016 10:00:58
Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) staff invites you to participate in a public workshop on April 28, 2016 to discuss potential amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation related to linkage with the Cap-and-Trade Program in Ontario, Canada, and to continue discussing the potential for including international, sector-based offset credits in the California Cap-and-Trade Program. Thursday, April 28, 2016 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Byron Sher Auditorium CalEPA Headquarters Building 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 Webcast: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast/ Purpose of Workshop The April 28, 2016 workshop will continue the public process to develop potential 2016 amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation (Regulation). ARB staff will present the regulatory and statutory (SB 1018) linkage process as these would relate to linkage with the Cap-and-Trade Program in Ontario, Canada. During the workshop, staff will also continue the discussion to evaluate the potential to include international, sector-based offset credits issued by subnational programs designed to reduce emissions from tropical deforestation and forest degradation within the Cap-and-Trade Regulation. Topics included for this workshop would include how the linkage process would relate to sector-based crediting programs such as the program in Acre, Brazil, as well as potential approaches and criteria for ensuring that robust social and environmental safeguards are included in any sector-based crediting program ARB may consider for linkage. The tentative schedule for the April 28 workshop is as follows: 9:30 am – 10:30 am Discussion of Linkage Process and Requirements for Potential Linked Partner Programs 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Focus on the Cap-and-Trade Program in Ontario, Canada 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Discussion of Linkage Process and Requirements, with a focus on the Sector-Based Crediting Programs, including Acre, Brazil 2:00 pm –5:00 pm Social and Environmental Safeguard Requirements for Potential Linked Sector-Based Offset Programs Following the workshop, stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide written comments during an informal comment period which will conclude at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, May 13, 2016. Comments may be submitted at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/meetings/meetings.htm. Presentation slides for this workshop will be posted at 9:00 am on April 27, 2016, at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/meetings/meetings.htm. All interested stakeholders are invited to attend. A live webcast of the workshop will be available at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast/. Remote participants may e-mail questions during the workshop to email@example.com. Background Cap-and-Trade Regulation ARB first formally adopted the Regulation in October 2011. The Board has subsequently approved limited amendments to the Regulation in June 2012, October 2013, April 2014, September 2014, and most recently June 2015. ARB staff is developing staff proposals for 2016 amendments that will seek to improve Program efficiency and chart post-2020 implementation of the Program. More information about ARB’s Cap-and-Trade Program is available at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm. Please note that Spanish translation services will be provided for this April 28 workshop. Audio equipment carrying live Spanish translation of the workshop will be available on-site for check out by any member of the public. Tenga en cuenta que se prestarán los servicios de traducción al español de este taller de 28 de abril. Equipo de audio llevar traducción simultánea español del taller estará disponible en el sitio para la salida de cualquier miembro del público. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips. 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, offsets.