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arbcombo -- Update on June 24, 2016 MRR and Cap-and-Trade Workshop Posted: 17 Jun 2016 17:02:08
Update on the Air Resources Board (ARB or Board) Friday, June 24, 2016 public workshop to discuss potential amendments to the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting and Cap-and-Trade Regulations related to the electricity and natural gas sectors. Date: Friday, June 24, 2016 Time: 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time Place: Coastal Hearing Room CalEPA Headquarters Building 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 Webcast: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast Purpose of Workshop: As announced on June 7, ARB will host a public workshop on June 24, 2016 to continue the public process to develop potential 2016 amendments to the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation (MRR) and Cap-and-Trade Regulation (Regulation). This workshop will include discussion on electricity sector GHG emissions accounting for the AB 32 statewide target and Cap-and-Trade Program compliance obligations and staff’s proposal for post-2020 electrical distribution utility allowance allocation. In the first part of the workshop, staff will describe why amendments to the regulations are being considered to ensure full GHG emissions accounting for electricity transactions in the California Independent System Operator’s Energy Imbalance Market. The second part of the workshop will include a staff update on post-2020 allowance allocation for electrical distribution utilities. UPDATE: Also at the workshop, staff plans to discuss allocation to legacy contract generators without industrial counterparties, and to discuss the following emissions exemptions: geothermal generating units and geothermal facilities, natural gas hydrogen fuel cells, low bleed pneumatic devices, and the qualified export adjustment for imported electricity. NEW POSTING TIME FOR PRESENTATION SLIDES: 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on June 20, 2016, at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/meetings/meetings.htm. This should provide stakeholders time to review the materials and be prepared to share comments at the workshop. 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 Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Regulation The Board first approved MRR in 2007, with revisions in 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014. The upcoming 2016 amendments will clarify and update the regulation, including changes to support the Cap-and-Trade Program and for compliance with U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Cap-and-Trade Regulation: The Board first formally adopted the Regulation in October 2011, and subsequently approved limited amendments to the Regulation in June 2012, October 2013, April 2014, September 2014, and most recently June 2015. The upcoming 2016 amendments will seek to improve Program efficiency, update the Regulation using the latest information, 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. Special Accommodation Request: The following special accommodation or language needs can be provided: • An interpreter at the meeting; • Documents in another language or in an alternate format; and • A disability-related reasonable accommodation. To request these special accommodations or language needs, please contact the Industrial Strategies 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. 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, ghg-rep, ghg-ver.