Mass Emissions Cap and Trade Program
Program participants are required to use allowances or discrete emission credits to cover NOx emissions on an annual basis. The allowances available for use each year are capped at a level necessary to attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. Participation from affected facilities is mandatory.
MECT Program rules:
30 TAC Chapter 101, Subchapter H, Division 3
Submit MECT annual reports and 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.
Application for Transfer of Allowances (Form ECT-2)
Submit no later than January 30 after the control period.
Completed example of the Form ECT-2
Application for Permanent Transfer of Allowance Ownership (Form ECT-4)
Submit 30 days prior to transfer.
Application to Use Allowances for Offset Requirements (Form ECT-4O)
Submit December 2 of the year before the facility begins operation.
Application for Transfer of Individual Future Year Allowances (Form ECT-5)
Submit to execute transfer.
Audits and Summary Reports
Evaluated environmental impacts, program participation, and allowance transfers.
List of approved allowance trades.
Annual summary of allowance allocations, emissions, compliance penalties, and transfers.