Cap and Trade 2010

This page last reviewed December 22, 2011


RULEMAKING TO CONSIDER THE ADOPTION OF A PROPOSED CALIFORNIA CAP ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND MARKET-BASED COMPLIANCE MECHANISMS REGULATION, INCLUDING COMPLIANCE OFFSET PROTOCOLS

(December 16, 2010)


Public Comments


FINAL APPROVAL / OAL ACTION

Posted December 22, 2011

Posted December 14, 2011

OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on December 13, 2011.  The effective date is January 1, 2012.

  • Final Regulation Order ~Please see the corrected version above~

    • Compliance Offset Protocol Livestock Projects (PDF- 447K) 
    • Compliance Offset Protocol Ozone Depleting Substances Projects (PDF- 453K)
    • Compliance Offset Protocol Urban Forest Projects (PDF- 399K)
  • Diversity Index File (PDF- 3.42MB)
  • Updated Informative Digest (PDF- 38K)
  • Supplement to the Final Statement of Reasons (PDF- 632K)



ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL


Posted October 27, 2011

The Final Rulemaking Package was filed with OAL on October 27, 2011.  OAL has until December 13, 2011 to make a determination.

  • Final Regulation Order ~see revised above~

    • Compliance Offset Protocol Livestock Projects ~see revised above~
    • Compliance Offset Protocol Ozone Depleting Substances Projects  ~see revised above~
    • Compliance Offset Protocol Urban Forest Projects ~see revised above~
    • Compliance Offset Protocol U.S. Forest Projects ~see revised above~
  • Final Statement of Reasons (PDF - 9.89MB)

  • Request for Early Effective Date  (PDF - 52K)
  • Notice of Decision (PDF - 99K)

  • Updated Informative Digest ~see revised above~

A business or person submitting a comment to a proposed regulation or proposed amendment or repeal of a regulation or any person who specifically request it has the right to request a copy of the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR). Upon its completion, the Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR) will be available and copies may be requested from the agency contact persons, or may be obtained in electronic form from this web page.



HEARING ACTION AND SUPPLEMENTAL 15-DAY NOTICES

Posted October 26, 2011

Resolution 11-32 (PDF - 156K)
  • Attachment A: Final Regulation Order for the California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms, title 17, California Code of Regulations, section 95800 to 96023(PDF - 641K) including the four Final Compliance Offset Protocols: (PDF- 2.34MB)
  • Attachment B: Response to FED Comments: (PDF -  816K) 
  • Attachment C: Adaptive Management Plan: (PDF - 1.4MB)
  • Attachment D: Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations, distributed at the October 20, 2011 Board Hearing. (PDF - 723K)

Posted October 10, 2011
Notice of Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of the Proposed California Cap on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Market-Based Compliance Mechanisms Regulation, Including Compliance Offset Protocols (PDF- 210K)

The documents supporting the Notice for the October 10, 2011 Hearing include the Final Regulation Order, the ARB Response to Comments on the Cap-and-Trade Functional Equivalent Document, the Adaptive Management Plan for the Cap-and-Trade Regulation and the Final Compliance Offset Protocols.  These documents can be found here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade.htm

Deadline to Submit Public Comment: October 19, 2011

Posted September 12, 2011

Second Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents and Information  (PDF- 210K)

Deadline to Submit Public Comment: September 27, 2011

  • Appendix A to Second 15-Day Cap-and-Trade Regulatory Text: Refinery Allocation Methodology (PDF-136K)
  • Compliance Offset Protocol Livestock Projects (PDF- 471K)
  • Compliance Offset Protocol Ozone Depleting Substances Projects (PDF- 471K)
  • Compliance Offset Protocol Urban Forest Projects (PDF- 457K)
  • Compliance Offset Protocol U.S. Forest Projects  (PDF- 1.24 MB)
  • Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1) (PDF- 1.24 MB)

Posted July 27, 2011
          Appendix A:  Staff Proposal for Allocating Allowances to Electricity Distribution Utilities  (PDF- 161K) 

Posted July 25, 2011

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents  (PDF- 211K)

  • Appendix A:  Staff Proposal for Allocating Allowances to Electricity Distribution Utilities~see revised above  
  • Appendix B:  Development of Product Benchmarks for Allowance Allocation (PDF- 322K)

Deadline to Submit Public Comment has been extended to: August 11, 2011

  • Proposed 15-Day Modifications (PDF- 804K) 
  • Compliance Offset Protocol Livestock Projects (PDF- 344K)
  • Compliance Offset Protocol Ozone Depleting Substances Projects (PDF- 286K)
  • Compliance Offset Protocol Urban Forest Projects (PDF- 341K)
  • Compliance Offset Protocol U.S. Forest Projects  (PDF- 947K)

Posted February 18, 2011

Resolution 10-42 (PDF- 1.22MB)

The attached documents below were released at the Board Hearing on December 16, 2010:
  • Attachment B:  Staff's Suggested Modifications to the Original Proposal   (PDF- 37K)
  • Appendix 1:  Staff Proposal for 15-day Changes to Address Electricity Sector Allowance Allocation (PDF- 64K)


PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIAL

Posted October 28, 2010

Notice of Public Hearing (PDF- 50K)

Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR)  (PDF- 2.10MB)

Part 1

Volume I: Proposed Regulation to Implement the California Cap-and-Trade Program

  • Appendix A:  Proposed Regulation Order  (PDF- 654K)
  • Appendix B:  Text of Assembly Bill 32- Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006  (PDF- 65K)
  • Appendix C:  Executive Orders Relating to the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in California  (PDF- 40K)

Volume II:

  • Appendix D: Cap-and-Trade Program Design Development Process  (PDF- 7.00MB)

Volume III: 

  • Appendix E: Setting the Program Emissions Cap  (PDF- 292K)
  • Appendix F:  Compliance Pathways Analysis  (PDF- 209K)
  • Appendix G: Allowance Price Containment Reserve Analysis  (PDF- 121K)
  • Appendix H:  Market Advisory Committee Recommendations  (PDF- 1.00MB)
  • Appendix I:  Western Climate Initiative Detailed Program Design Document  (PDF- 1.81MB)

       
  Volume IV:
  • Appendix J:  Allowance Allocation  (PDF- 881K)
  • Appendix K:  Leakage Analysis  (PDF- 783K)
  • Appendix L:  Economic and Allocation Advisory Committee Recommendations  (PDF- 2.2MB)
  • Appendix M:  CPUC/CEC Joint Recommendations  (PDF- 1.20MB)
  • Appendix N:  Economic Analysis  (PDF- 314K)

           Volume V:

           Volume VI:
  • Appendix P:  Co-Pollutant Emissions Assessment (PDF- 2.62MB)
  • Appendix Q: Compliance Cycle and Program Activities (PDF- 95K)

Part II

Staff Report and Compliance Offset Protocol for Urban Forest Projects  (PDF- 420K)

Part III

Staff Report and Compliance Offset Protocol for U.S. Ozone Depleting Substances Projects  (PDF- 396K)

Part IV

Staff Report and Compliance Offset Protocol for Livestock Manure (Digester) Projects  (PDF- 424K)

Part V

Staff Report and Compliance Offset Protocol for U.S. Forest Projects  (PDF- 3.23MB)

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS

Compliance Pathways Analysis - Boilers

http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade/compathboiler.xls

Compliance Pathways Analysis - Process Heaters
http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/capandtrade/capandtrade/compathprocessheat.xls


INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY 



Rulemaking Activity for 2010

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