Discrete Emission Credit Program
The Discrete Emission Credit program allows participants to generate credits by creating temporary (i.e., discrete) emission reductions from stationary, area, and mobile sources. Reductions generated from stationary and area sources are known as Discrete Emission Reduction Credits (DERC) while reductions from mobile sources are known as Mobile DERCs (MDERC). This program encourages emission reductions and provides participants flexibility in complying with various federal and state air regulations. Participation is completely voluntary.
Program rules are listed under 30 TAC Chapter 101, Subchapter H, Division 4.
Submit DERC trades online using the State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS)
- Credit and Allowance Registry
Search for sites, companies, projects, portfolios, certificates, etc.
- Credit and Allowance Exchange
Current listing of requests to buy and sell credits and allowances.
- Available Discrete Emission Credits
DERCs and MDERCs currently available in the registry.
- Notice of Generation and Generator Certification of Discrete Emission Credits (Form DEC-1)
Submit within 90 days after the end of the generation period.
- Notice of Intent to Use Discrete Emission Credits (Form DEC-2)
Submit by August 1 prior to the year of use in the Dallas/Fort Worth nonattainment area (DFW), 45 or 90 days prior to the first day use (dependent upon credit type) in areas other than DFW. For compliance with the Mass Emission Cap and Trade (MECT) Program, submit by October 1 in the control period of use.
- Notice of Use of Discrete Emission Credits (Form DEC-3)
Submit within 90 days after each use period. For compliance with the MECT Program, submit by March 31 after the control period of use.
- Application for Transfer of Discrete Emission Credits (Form DEC-4)
Submit to execute transfer.
Audits and Summary Reports
- 2013 DEC Program Audit
Evaluates the generation, use, availability, and trading of credits and the impact of the DEC program on the state's attainment demonstration.
- 2015 DFW DERC Limit Report
Establishes the limit, in tons per day, of DERCs that may be used in DFW for 2015.
- 2014 DFW DERC Flow Control Limit Report
Establishes the limit, in tons per day, of DERCs that may be used in DFW for 2014.
- Generation Report
Includes the generator of the credits, amount generated, area of generation, pollutant type, and associated project number.
- Use Report
Includes the user of the credits, amount used, area of use, pollutant type, and associated project number.
- Trade Report
List of recent discrete emission credit transfers.