Monday, November 26, 2007

Proposed Reporting Regulations

The proposed reporting regulations make interesting reading. You can review the ARB staff's Initial Statement of Reasons and draft regulations here.

Interestingly, the ARB staff estimates a fairly low cost of compliance for the reporting obligations that the new regulations will impose -- on the order of $3,000 to $300,000 per facility, with the higher costs imposed on the larger more complicated facilities (see pages 82-85 of the PDF). The economic impact of AB 32 will not result from reporting GHG emissions, but from reducing them.

- Morgan