Workshop to Discuss Possible Revisions to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation

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February 13, 2018

Workshop to Discuss Possible Revisions to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation

California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) staff invites you to participate in a public workshop on Friday, March 2, 2018, to discuss the status and staff thinking on potential amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation (Regulation).

DATE:                March 2, 2018

TIME:                 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION:       California Environmental Protection Agency

                          Air Resources Board | Sierra Hearing Room 

                          1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814

Purpose of Workshop

This workshop is the next step in the public process to develop potential amendments to the Cap-and-Trade Regulation.  Staff invites stakeholders to participate in a workshop to discuss potential changes to the Regulation based on Board Resolution 17-21; AB 398, which provides specific direction for the design of a post-2020 Cap-and-Trade Program; and the need for clarification or other improvements.  Staff will provide updates on the potential regulatory changes, process, and tentative schedules.

Following the workshop, stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide written comments during an informal comment period, which will conclude at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on Friday, March 16, 2018.

All interested stakeholders are invited to attend.  A live webcast of the workshop will be available.


Materials that will be discussed at the workshop will be available on CARB’s Cap-and-Trade Workshops and Meetings webpage no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific time on February 23, 2018.

Workshop Materials

Market Sensitive Information

Given the existing market and the fact that some post-2020 elements may influence current market behavior, CARB will exercise due diligence to ensure all market influencing information is made available to all stakeholders at the same time.

Special Accommodation Request

Consistent with California Government Code Section 7296.2, special accommodation or language needs may be provided for any of the following:

  • An interpreter to be available at the meeting;
  • Documents made available in an alternate format or another language;
  • A disability-related reasonable accommodation.

To request these special accommodations or language needs, please contact Carey Bylin at (916) 445-1952 or as soon as possible, but no later than 7 business days before the workshop. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service.


CARB first formally adopted the Regulation in October 2011.  The Board has subsequently adopted limited amendments to the Regulation in June 2012, October 2013, April 2014, September 2014, June 2015, and July 2017.  Compliance requirements began January 1, 2013.  The Program linked with Québec, Canada in January 2014, and linkage with the Canadian province of Ontario came into effect January 1, 2018.

More information about CARB’s Cap-and-Trade Program is available at the Cap-and-Trade Program webpage.