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Emissions Banking and Trading Programs

The EBT programs consist of four cap-and-trade programs and two credit generating programs. These programs provide participants compliance flexibility in meeting air regulations while reducing emissions in the State of Texas.

Further information about each program, including related forms and guidance, is provided in the links below.

Programs

Clean Air Interstate Rule Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program is for applicable electric generating units in Texas and other states.

Discrete Emission Credit Program
This program provides a method to generate credit by creating temporary emission reductions throughout the State of Texas.

Emissions Banking and Trading of Allowances Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program implements annual nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emission caps for grandfathered and electing electric generating facilities in the State of Texas.

Emission Credit Program
This program provides a method to generate credit by creating permanent emission reductions in nonattainment areas throughout the State of Texas.

Highly-Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Cap and Trade Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program implements an annual HRVOC emission cap for applicable facilities in Harris County.

Mass Emissions Cap and Trade Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program implements an annual nitrogen oxides emission cap for applicable facilities in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria ozone nonattainment area.

Featured Items

New Information Guidance on the Use of Allowances for Nonattainment New Source Review Permit Offset Requirements, October 2013   Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

New InformationApplication to Use Allowances for Offset Requirements (Form ECT-4O) Microsoft Word Document

New Information Guidance on the Inter-Pollutant Use of Credits for Nonattainment New Source Review Permit Offset Requirements, January 2014 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

New Information Guidance on the Inter-Basin Use of Credits for Nonattainment New Source Review Permit Offset Requirements, January 2014 Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

EBT Program Presentation  Adobe Acrobat PDF Document
Contains basic information regarding the six banking programs.

EBT Stakeholder Group
An open-participation group that discusses issues related to the six banking programs.

Credit and Allowance Exchange
Current listing of requests to buy and sell credits and allowances.

Contacts

Emissions Banking and Trading Contacts