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Stakeholder Group: Emissions Banking and Trading

Information about this open-participation group that discusses issues related to the Emissions Banking and Trading Programs in Title 30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 101, Subchapter H.

 

About the Emissions Banking and Trading Stakeholder Group

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 Exit the TCEQ

Schedule of Future Meetings

There are no meetings scheduled at this time.

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Minutes and Agendas of Past Meetings

February 28 – March 2, 2017

December 6 – 9, 2016

July 20 – 25, 2016

February 27, 2014 – March 5, 2014

December 12, 2011

 January 4, 2006

February 25, 2004

March 13, 2002

February 27, 2002

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Members

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.

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Contact Information

  • 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 ebt@tceq.texas.gov with "Emissions Banking and Trading Stakeholder Group" in the subject line.

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Meeting Announcement

 

Meetings have been scheduled to discuss with stakeholders the anticipated revision of the Emissions Reduction Credit (ERC) and Discrete Emissions Reduction Credit (DERC) Program rules. This rulemaking primarily addresses implementation issues with the generation of emissions credits for area and mobile sources.

 

The rule proposal is scheduled for consideration at the upcoming March 8, 2017 Commissioner’s Agenda. The proposed rule revision is expected to be available at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/rules/pendprop.html after February 17, 2017.

 

The meetings are open to the public and anyone interested may attend. Meetings are scheduled for:

 

  • Houston: February 28, 2017, starting at 1:00pm at the Houston-Galveston Area Council, Conference Room B, 3555 Timmons Ln #120, Houston, TX 77027;

  • Dallas-Fort Worth: March 1, 2017, starting at 10:00 am, at the North Central Texas Council of Governments, The Fred Keithley Conference Room, 616 Six Flags Drive, Arlington, TX 76011; and

  • Austin: March 2, 2017, starting at 1:30pm at the TCEQ Headquarters, Building F, Room 2210, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX 78753.

    The current Emissions Banking and Trading rules (30 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 101, Subchapter H, Divisions 1 and 4) allow an area or mobile source to generate 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 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 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 and how the TCEQ plans to implement these requirements, including anticipated procedures for transitioning to implementation of the proposed new requirements, will be discussed at these meetings. While the primary focus of this rulemaking is addressing issues associated with credit generation from area and mobile sources, certain aspects of the proposal may influence the review of all potential credit generation applications.

     

    For more information about these meetings, contact Guy.Hoffman@tceq.texas.gov or Daphne.McMurrer@tceq.texas.gov.