Cap-and-Trade 2013

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PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE CALIFORNIA CAP ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS AND MARKET-BASED COMPLIANCE MECHANISMS

(Hearing Date: October 25, 2013)


Public Comments Received

FINAL APPROVAL / OAL ACTION

OAL approved the rulemaking and filed it with the Secretary of State on June 26, 2014.  The rulemaking became effective on July 1, 2014.


"Endorsed Approved" and "Endorsed Filed" by the Office of the Secretary of State Form 400 (PDF - 1.32MB)   

Memo to OAL dated June 25, 2014 (PDF - 850K)

Final Regulation Order
 (PDF - 814K)

Compliance Offset Protocol Mine Methane Capture Projects (PDF - 740K)

Updated Informative Digest (PDF - 10K)

Addendum to the Final Statement of Reasons


ADOPTED REGULATIONS AND MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO OAL 

The Final Rulemaking Package was filed with OAL on May 16, 2014.  OAL has until June 30, 2014 to make a determination.

  • Final Regulation Order  ~see revised above~
  • Compliance Offset Protocol Mine Methane Capture Projects ~see revised above~
  •  Final Statement of Reasons (PDF - 16.82MB)
  • Updated Informative Digest ~see revised above~

  • Notice of Decision (PDF - 774K)

  • Request for Early Effective Date (PDF - 812K)

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 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 May 13, 2014

Resolution 14-4 (PDF - 859KB)
  •  Attachment C - Findings and Statement of Overriding Considerations (PDF - 62KB)

Posted March 21, 2014

Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Documents and Information  (PDF - 19K)

  • Attachment 1 ~ 15-Day Modifications to the originally proposed regulation text of title 17, California Code of Regulations, sections 95802, 95811, 95812, 95813, 95814, 95821, 95830, 95831, 95832, 95833, 95834, 95841.1, 95851, 95852, 95852.1.1, 95852.2, 95853, 95856, 95857, 95870, 95890, 95891, 95892, 95893, 95894, 95895, 95910, 95911, 95912, 95913, 95914, 95920, 95921, 95922, 92923, 95942, 95970, 95971, 95972, 95973, 95974, 95975, 95976, 95977, 95977.1, 95978, 95979, 95979.1, 95980, 95980.1, 95981, 95981.1, 95982, 95983, 95984, 95985, 95986, 95987, 95990, 96022, including Appendix A, Appendix B, and Appendix C(PDF - 15K)
  • Attachment 2 ~ Proposed 15-Day Modifications to Compliance Offset Protocol Mine Methane Capture Projects (PDF - 626K)
Additional Documents Incorporated by Reference
  • California Energy Commission.  Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs Pursuant to Senate Bill 1. First Edition.  December 2007. CEC-300-2007-012-CMF (PDF - 889K) 
  • California Energy Commission.  Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1).  Second Edition.  December 2008. CEC-300-2008-007-CMF (PDF - 1127K)
  • California Energy Commission.  Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1). Third Edition.  June 2010. CEC-300-2010-004-CMF (PDF - 1430K)
  • California Energy Commission.  Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1).  Fourth Edition.  July 2011. CEC-300-2011-005-CMF (PDF - 1639K)
  • California Energy Commission.  Guidelines for California's Solar Electric Incentive Programs (Senate Bill 1).  Fifth Edition.  January 2013. CEC-300-2012-008-ED5-CMF (PDF - 1069K)
Additional Documents Added to the Record
  • The Mine Methane Capture Protocol and Mining Economics (PDF - 170K)
  • Appendix A:  Product-based Benchmark Development (PDF - 190K) 
  • GE AES Greenhouse Gas Services. Methodology for Landfill Gas Methane Capture and Destruction Projects, Version 1.1. November 2008(PDF - 416K)
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, Volume 3, Reference manual. 1997(PDF - 206K) 
  • Ruby Canyon Engineering.  "Subject:  California Air Resources Board:  Proposed Compliance Offset Protocol Mine Methane Capture Projects, dated August 19, 2013."  Letter from Ronald C. Collings to Jessica Bede.  22 October 2013.  (PDF - 200K) 
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 98, Subpart C). 2013.  (PDF - 328K) 
  • U.S. EPA eGRID2012, Version 1.0 Year 2009 GHG Annual Output Emission Rates.  April 2012.(PDF - 1.47MB)

Posted November 8, 2013

Resolution 13-44 (PDF - 330K)
  •  Attachment A - Topics Subject to Potential 15-Day Changes (PDF - 26.9KB)

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE AND RELATED MATERIAL


Posted September 4, 2013

Notice of Public Hearing  (PDF - 124K)

Staff Report: Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR)  (PDF - 1.07MB)

  • Appendix A: Staff Report and Proposed Compliance Offset Protocol for Coal Mine Methane  (PDF - 1.32MB)
  • Appendix B: Leakage Risk Analysis for New and Modified Sectors (PDF - 153K)
  • Appendix C: Product-based Benchmark Development (PDF - 124K)
  • Appendix D:: Public Process for Cap-and-Trade Program Amendments (PDF - 17.23MB)
  • Appendix E: Proposed Regulation Order (PDF - 1.42MB)


INFORMAL REGULATORY ACTIVITY


Rulemaking Activity for 2013
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