This page last reviewed November 3, 2015

Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment for Large Industrial Sources - Regulatory Activities

Background

On July 22, 2010, the ARB approved the Regulation for Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment of Large Industrial Facilities.  This regulation requires the largest industrial facilities in California to conduct a one-time energy efficiency assessment of sources of greenhouse gases to determine the potential emissions reduction opportunities, including those for criteria pollutants and toxic air contaminants.  This site is dedicated to the development and implementation of that regulation.




What's New?

  • Posted November 3, 2015:

    The meeting materials for the ISO 50001/SEP Energy Management System Informational Workshop being held on November 10, 2015, are now available.

    The meeting agenda and materials for an interactive workshop activity (Strategic Energy Management Checklist) may be downloaded and viewed from our website at the following address:

    http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/energyaudits/meetings/meetings.htm

  • Posted October 12, 2015:

    The Air Resouces Board (ARB) invites you to participate in an informational workshop conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) on the purpose, structure, and benefits of ISO 50001-Energy Management System (EnMs) Standard and the United State Department of Energy ( US DOE) Superior Energy Performance (SEP) program.  The workshop will be held in Sacramento and via webcast.  Details are available in the workshop flyer.  A draft agenda will be available prior to the workshop.
  • Posted June 29, 2015:

    The meeting materials (agenda and staff presentation) for the June 30, 2015, public workshop are now available.
  • Posted May 28, 2015:

    The Air Resouces Board (ARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop on Jun 30, 2015, from 1:30pm to 4:00pm, to discuss the Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment of Large Industrial Sources Regulation (EEA Regulation) sector public reports.  The workshop will be held in Sacramento and via webcast.  Details are available in the workshop notice.  A draft agenda and the staff presentation will be available prior to the workshop.
  • Posted April 24, 2015:

    The fifth and final Public Report--Electricity Generation Public Report -- is now available on the following website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/energyaudits/publicreports.htm.  
  • Posted July 30, 2014:

    The third and fourth of the Public Reports--Hydrogen Sector Public Report and Oil and Gas Production / Mineral Production Sectors Public Report-- are now available on the following website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/energyaudits/publicreports.htm.  
  • Posted August 26, 2013:

    The second of the Public Reports--Cement Sector Public Report -- is now available on the following website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/energyaudits/publicreports.htm.  
  • Posted July 8, 2013:

    The meeting materials (agenda and staff presentation) for the July 9, 2013, public workshop are now available.
  • Posted June 17, 2013:

    The Air Resources Board (ARB) invites you to participate in a public workshop on July 9, 2013, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, to discuss the Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment of Large Industrial Sources Refinery Sector Public Report (Refinery Public Report).  The workshop will be held in Sacramento and via webcast.  Details are available in the workshop notice.  A draft agenda and the staff presentation will be available prior to the workshop.
  • Posted June 6, 2013:

    The first of the Public Reports--Refinery Sector Public Report -- is now available on the following website: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/energyaudits/publicreports.htm.  
  • Posted August 30, 2012:

    The industrial facilities subject to the Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment Regulation include all California facilities with 2009 greenhouse gas emissions equal to or greater than 0.5 million metric tonnes of CO2 equivalent (MMTCO2e) as well as cement plants and transportation-fuel refineries that emitted at least 0.25 MMTCO2e in 2009.  Combined cycle electricity generating facilities built after 1995 are exempted.  Please access this link for a list of the facilities subject to the regulation.    
  • Posted October 18, 2011:

    Attention: The reporting forms and instructions have been moved to a new Reporting Form page. 
  • Posted July 28, 2011:

    The reporting forms and instructions for the Energy Efficiency & Co-Benefits Assessment Regulation are now available.  These forms are being provided as guidance and for the convenience of those required to report.  However, use of these forms is voluntary and these forms may be modified as needed.  Future updates will be availabe at this site.  (To be able to see the tabs, please maximize the open window of the reporting form).
    • Reporting form (Excel file)
    • Instructions (Pdf file)
  • Posted September 29, 2010:

    The ARB has posted the Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text (15-Day Notice) to Consider the Proposed Regulation for Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment of Large Industrial Facilities.  Deadline for public comment is October 14, 2010, at 5:00 p.m.  The 15-Day Notice documents and associated formal regulatory materials are available on the regulatory documents page.
  • Posted June 2, 2010:

    The Notice of Public Hearing to Consider the Adoption of a Proposed Regulation for Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment of Large Industrial Facilities is now available.  The Notice and all other regulatory documents, including the Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR or Staff Report) are available on the regulatory documents page.
  • Posted April 15, 2010:

    The meeting materials (agenda, draft regulatory languagehandout, and staff presentation) for the April 19, 2010, public workshop are now available.  
  • Posted March 24, 2010:

    You are invited to participate in a public workshop on April 19, 2010, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, to continue discussions on the development of the regulation to require an energy efficiency and co-benefits assessment of large industrial facilities.  The workshop will be held in Sacramento and via webcast.  Details are available in the workshop notice.  A draft agenda, the staff presentation, and updated draft regulatory language will be available on this web page prior to the workshop.
  • Posted December 14, 2009:

    The meeting materials (agenda, handout and staff presentation) for the December 15, 2009, public workshop are now available.
  • Posted November 25, 2009:

    You are invited to participate in a public workshop on December 15, 2009, from 12:30pm to 2:30pm, to discuss development of the regulation to require an energy efficiency and co-benefits assessment of large industrial facilities.  The workshop will be held in Sacramento and via webcast.  Details are available in the workshop notice.  Draft regulatory language is available on our Workshop/Meeting web page.  The staff presentation will also be available on this web page prior to the workshop.
  • Posted June 8, 2009:

    The meeting materials (agenda and staff presentation) for the June 9, 2009, public workshop are now available.
  • Posted May 7, 2009:

    You are invited to participate in a public workshop on June 9, 2009, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, to discuss development of the regulation to require an energy efficiency and co-benefits assessment of large industrial facilities.  The workshop will be held in Sacramento and via webcast.  Details are available in the workshop notice.
  • Posted May 1, 2009:

    This website is launched for the proposed regulation to require an energy efficiency and co-benefits assessment for large industrial sources of greenhouse gas emissions.  More links and information will be coming soon.





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