Draft AB 32 Scoping Plan Released for Public Comment
June 26, 2008
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has laid out its draft plan for achieving the objectives of AB 32: to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions statewide to 1990 levels by 2020.
The AB 32 Scoping Plan contains the main strategies California will use to reduce GHGs that cause climate change. The Plan has a range of GHG reduction actions that includes direct regulations, alternative compliance mechanisms, monetary and non-monetary incentives, voluntary actions, and market-based mechanisms such as a cap-and-trade system.
The draft Scoping Plan was released for public review and comment on June 26, 2008. Workshops will follow in July 2008. Comments are requested by August 1, 2008. The Plan will go to the Board for adoption in November, 2008.
Read the draft plan here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/document/draftscopingplan.pdf
Find a staff presentation summarizing the plan here: ftp://ftp.arb.ca.gov/carbis/board/books/2008/062608/08-6-4pres.pdf
Comments on the draft plan are requested by August 1, 2008. An electronic comment form can be found here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/scopingplan/spcomment.htm
Read AB 32 here: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/05-06/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_32_bill_20060927_chaptered.pdf