Stakeholder Group: Emissions Banking and Trading
- About the Group
- Schedule of Future Meetings
- Minutes and Agendas of Past Meetings
- Contact Information
The Emissions Banking and Trading Stakeholder Group is an open-participation stakeholder group; therefore, anyone who wishes to join the group may attend the meetings. The goal of the group is to seek stakeholder input on issues related to the Emissions Banking and Trading Programs in 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 101, Subchapter H
Meetings have been scheduled to inform stakeholders of the pending draft revisions to the Emissions Banking and Trading (EBT) rules in 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 101, Subchapter H, Divisions 1 and 3. The meetings will focus specifically on draft rule amendments regarding the generation and use of emission credits by area and mobile sources.
The meetings are open to the public and anyone interested may attend. Meetings are scheduled for:
- Houston: December 6, 2016, 2:00–5:00 pm, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Auditorium, 7600 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007;
- Dallas-Fort Worth: December 7, 2016, 2:00–5:00 pm, The Regional Forum Room at North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011; and
- Austin: December 9, 2016, 9:00–11:30 am, TCEQ Headquarters, Building E, Room 201, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX 78753.
The current EBT rules allow an area or mobile source to generate emission reduction credits (ERCs) from emission reductions that are demonstrated to be real, quantifiable, permanent, enforceable, and surplus to the state implementation plan (SIP) and all applicable rules, and discrete emission reduction credits (DERCs) from reductions that are real, quantifiable, and surplus to the SIP and all applicable rules. However, research into the feasibility of generating area and mobile source credits had uncovered significant implementation issues associated with ensuring that area and mobile source credits meet the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA) requirements. To address implementation issues associated with generation and use of area and mobile credits, the TCEQ is considering proposing new requirements related to:
- the types of sources that would be eligible to generate credits;
- the quantity of credits that could be generated by area and mobile sources;
- the timeframe for credit generation; and
- recordkeeping and reporting.
These potential new requirements, as well as any suggestions raised by meeting participants, will be discussed at these meetings.
July 20 - 25, 2016
- Informal Comments
- Environmental Defense Fund
- Element Markets
- JWK Consulting and Mainland
- The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG)
- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA)
- Sage ATC
- Texas Association of Business (TAB)
- Texas Pipeline Association (TPA)
- The Trades
- Texas Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (TXSWANA)
- Western Refining
February 27, 2014 – March 5, 2014
- Informal Comments
December 12, 2011
January 4, 2006
February 25, 2004
March 13, 2002
February 27, 2002
The Emissions Banking and Trading Stakeholder Group is an open-participation group; therefore, anyone who wishes to join the group may attend the meetings. The Emissions Banking and Trading Stakeholder Group Member List includes attendees from past meetings.
- Sign up to receive e-mail updates on information related to Emissions Banking and Trading. Select Emissions Banking and Trading (EBT) Program under the Air Quality heading.
- For more information, or to suggest topics for future meetings, please contact Lindley Anderson of the Air Quality Planning Section at 512-239-0003 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Emissions Banking and Trading Stakeholder Group" in the subject line.