On August 2, California became the first state to release a Proposed Compliance Plan (Proposed Plan) for the Federal Clean Power Plan (CPP). The California cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon emissions, along with proposed amendments to extend the program, will be used to come into compliance with the CPP if necessary. If the CPP stay is lifted, the state plans to submit the draft plan to U.S. EPA once it is approved by the California Air Resources Board (ARB).
At a public ARB meeting on September 22 and 23, a discussion of the Proposed Plan and a Draft Environmental Analysis will be on the agenda. The ARB will take written comments on the two documents until September 19.
For more information, please see this ARB webpage.