AB32 GHG
Reporting in
California
What has changed for 2014?
February 27, 2014
Tracy V. Haynes, PE
thaynes@bluescapeinc.com...
Agenda	
  
•  Why	
  is	
  the	
  MRR	
  changing	
  again?	
  
•  What	
  can	
  go	
  wrong	
  if	
  I	
  don’t	
  get	
...
About	
  BlueScape	
  
•  17	
  years	
  experience,	
  full	
  service	
  
firm	
  specializing	
  in	
  air	
  quality	
 ...
Why	
  is	
  the	
  MRR	
  Changing	
  Again?	
  
•  Mandatory	
  GHG	
  reporLng	
  supports	
  
AB32	
  goals	
  
•  Fur...
What	
  Can	
  Go	
  Wrong	
  if	
  I	
  Don’t	
  
Get	
  it	
  Right?	
  
•  Accurate	
  reporLng	
  is	
  criLcal	
  to	...
MRR	
  –	
  What	
  are	
  the	
  Changes?	
  
•  Include	
  clarificaLons,	
  methodology	
  
changes	
  and	
  addiLonal	...
General	
  Applicability	
  
•  New	
  industry	
  sectors	
  added:	
  
–  Lead	
  ProducLon	
  	
  
–  LNG	
  ProducLon	...
General	
  Applicability	
  
•  Applicable	
  industrial	
  processes	
  must	
  
noLfy	
  ARB	
  within	
  90	
  days	
  ...
Title	
  
•  Insert	
  text	
  
General	
  Applicability	
  
•  ClarificaLons	
  for	
  calculaLng	
  GHG	
  relaLve	
  to	
  thresholds:	
  
Threshold	
  ...
General	
  Applicability	
  
•  Common	
  control	
  versus	
  common	
  ownership:	
  

–  Basis	
  can	
  only	
  be	
  ...
Emissions	
  Data	
  ReporLng	
  
Requirements	
  and	
  Report	
  Contents	
  
•  For	
  aggregated	
  reporLng	
  of	
  ...
Electricity	
  GeneraLon	
  and	
  Cogen	
  
•  Best	
  Available	
  Methods	
  (BAM)	
  for	
  some	
  data	
  
elements	...
Other	
  ReporLng	
  EnLLes	
  
•  Electric	
  Power	
  EnLLes	
  -­‐	
  Warranty	
  requirement	
  for	
  
sellers	
  of	...
VerificaLon	
  
•  Full	
  verificaLon	
  required	
  for	
  change	
  in	
  
operaLonal	
  control	
  
•  Specifies	
  restr...
Notes	
  from	
  ARB	
  
•  Training	
  webinars	
  likely	
  2nd	
  week	
  of	
  March	
  
•  Use	
  the	
  previous	
  ...
EPA	
  GHGRP	
  Developments	
  
•  Pending	
  rule	
  change	
  to	
  Subpart	
  W	
  –	
  Petroleum	
  and	
  Natural	
 ...
Cap-­‐and-­‐Trade	
  Status	
  
•  StaLonary	
  combusLon	
  and	
  electricity	
  generaLon	
  
in	
  first	
  compliance	...
AB32	
  Scoping	
  Plan	
  Update	
  
•  Proposed	
  drav	
  of	
  first	
  scoping	
  plan	
  update	
  
recently	
  relea...
Key	
  Dates	
  and	
  Deadlines	
  
•  February	
  1,	
  2014	
  –	
  EPE	
  deadline	
  to	
  register	
  specified	
  
s...
RecommendaLons	
  and	
  Summary	
  
•  Make	
  sure	
  reporLng	
  is	
  accurate	
  and	
  on	
  Lme	
  
•  Start	
  ver...
QuesLons?	
  
Contact	
  InformaLon	
  
Tracy	
  Haynes	
  
BlueScape	
  Environmental	
  
619-­‐972-­‐3443	
  
thaynes@bluescapeinc.com...
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This webinar by Tracy Haynes, PE at BlueScape describes changes for 2014 to report 2013 greenhouse gas or GHG emissions under the AB32 Mandatory Reporting Regulation in California. The webinar discusses changes that affect applicability, emission calculation methods, reporting and verification requirements. An update on AB32 cap-and-trade regulations and the scoping plant for beyond 2020 is also provided. Ms. Haynes can be reached at 619-972-3443 for more information. For a video presentation go to BlueScape's Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuDHIPc0niw. Also see www.bluescapeinc.com.

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BlueScape AB32 GHG Reporting in California: What has Changed for 2014? Webinar 2-27-14

  1. 1. AB32 GHG Reporting in California What has changed for 2014? February 27, 2014 Tracy V. Haynes, PE thaynes@bluescapeinc.com 619-972-3443
  2. 2. Agenda   •  Why  is  the  MRR  changing  again?   •  What  can  go  wrong  if  I  don’t  get  it   right?   •  Overview  of  MRR  changes   •  EPA  GHGRP  –  Recent  Developments   •  Cap-­‐and-­‐Trade  updates   •  AB32  Scoping  Plan  updates   •  Summary   •  QuesLons  
  3. 3. About  BlueScape   •  17  years  experience,  full  service   firm  specializing  in  air  quality   services   •  PermiUng,  dispersion  modeling   and  compliance  for  many  industries   •  Project  experience  on  GHG  issues   including  reporLng  for  AB32,  EPA   and  voluntary  registries  
  4. 4. Why  is  the  MRR  Changing  Again?   •  Mandatory  GHG  reporLng  supports   AB32  goals   •  Further  align  with  EPA  GHGRP   •  Provide  clarificaLon,  maintain   accuracy,  and  demonstrate   progress  in  reducing  emissions   •  Support  Cap-­‐and-­‐Trade   implementaLon  
  5. 5. What  Can  Go  Wrong  if  I  Don’t   Get  it  Right?   •  Accurate  reporLng  is  criLcal  to  your   company’s  boXom  line   •  ARB  is  ramping  up  enforcement,  fines   are  heavy   •  $1MM  in  fines  issued  to  Chevron  and   Southwest  Gas  Corp  for  inadvertent   reporLng  mistakes  (ARB  Press  Release  #14-­‐06)   •  Nine  other  companies  fined  between   $10,000  -­‐  $120,000  for  late  and/or   incomplete  reporLng  (ARB  Press  Release  #13-­‐39)  
  6. 6. MRR  –  What  are  the  Changes?   •  Include  clarificaLons,  methodology   changes  and  addiLonal  requirements   •  General  Applicability   •  Electricity  GeneraLon  and  Cogen   •  Other  ReporLng  EnLLes   •  VerificaLon     •  CessaLon  of  ReporLng   •  Notes  from  ARB  
  7. 7. General  Applicability   •  New  industry  sectors  added:   –  Lead  ProducLon     –  LNG  ProducLon  faciliLes     –  40  CFR  Part  98  Subparts  Applicable  if  >10,000  MT  CO2e:   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  E:  Adipic  Acid  ProducLon   F:  Aluminum  ProducLon   G:  Ammonia  Manufacturing   I:  Electronics  Manufacturing   K:  Ferralloy  ProducLon   L:  Fluorinated  Gas  ProducLon   O:  HCFC-­‐22  ProducLon  and  HCFC-­‐23   DestrucLon   R:  Lead  ProducLon   T:  Magnesium  ProducLon   U:  Miscellaneous  Uses  of  Carbonate   X:  Petrochemical  ProducLon   Z:  Phosphoric  Acid  ProducLon   Reference:  §95101(a)   •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  BB:  Silicon  Carbide  ProducLon   CC:  Soda  Ash  Manufacturing   EE:  Titanium  Dioxide  ProducLon   FF:  Underground  Coal  Mines   GG:  Zinc  ProducLon   II:  Industrial  Wastewater  Treatment   LL:  Suppliers  of  Coal-­‐Based  Liquid  Fuels   OO:  Suppliers  of  Industrial  GHG   QQ:  Importers  and  Exporters  of   Fluorinated  GHG  in  Pre-­‐Charged   Equipment  or  Closed-­‐Cell  Foams   SS:  Electrical  Equipment  Manufacturing   or  Refurbishment   TT:  Industrial  Waste  Landfills  
  8. 8. General  Applicability   •  Applicable  industrial  processes  must   noLfy  ARB  within  90  days  of  1/1/14  or   within  90  days  of  commencing  the   process  (§95101(a)(1)(G))     •  Recently  updated  ARB  guidance   documents  available  to  assess   applicability   hXp://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/reporLng/ ghg-­‐rep/guidance/guidance-­‐docs.htm      Reference:  §95101(a)  
  9. 9. Title   •  Insert  text  
  10. 10. General  Applicability   •  ClarificaLons  for  calculaLng  GHG  relaLve  to  thresholds:   Threshold   Include   25,000  MT  CO2e     (§95182  Cap-­‐and-­‐Trade)   All  covered  emissions  of  CO2,  CH4   and  N2O   10,000  MT  CO2e     (§95101(a)  ReporLng)   CO2,  CH4,  N2O  from  staLonary   combusLon  and  process   emissions.  Exclude  any  vented  and   fugiLve  emissions.   25,000  MT  CO2e   (§95103(a)  Abbreviated   ReporLng  and  (f)  VerificaLon)   All  CO2,  CH4  and  N2O  emissions   within  facility  boundary,  including   vented  and  fugiLve   •  Hydrogen  fuel  cell  unit  operators  must  include  these   emissions  in  applicability  calculaLon     Reference:  §95101(b)    
  11. 11. General  Applicability   •  Common  control  versus  common  ownership:   –  Basis  can  only  be  changed  at  the  beginning  of  a   compliance  period.     –  Does  not  apply  to  legal  change  in  facility  ownership   •  GHG  Monitoring  Plan   –  Now  required  for  all  faciliLes  with  emissions  >25,000   metric  tons   •  CessaLon  of  ReporLng   –  95101  (h)  Clarifies  that  cessaLon  only  applies  to   faciliLes  without  a  Cap-­‐and-­‐Trade  obligaLon   •  CessaLon  of  VerificaLon   –  FaciliLes  wishing  to  cease  verificaLon  must  noLfy   ARB   –  FaciliLes  with  a  Cap-­‐and-­‐Trade  obligaLon  must   obtain  verificaLon   References:  §95101(a),  (h),  (i),  95015  (c)  
  12. 12. Emissions  Data  ReporLng   Requirements  and  Report  Contents   •  For  aggregated  reporLng  of  mulLple  unit   types,  report    %  of  fuel  aXributed  to  each  unit   type   •  Requirement  for  faciliLes  with  more  than  one   cogen,  boiler  or  steam  generator  to  report   disposiLon  of  generated  thermal  energy  by   unit   •  New  requirement  for  Cap-­‐and-­‐Trade  faciliLes   to  report  if  a  change  in  facility  operaLons  or   status  results  in  a  +/-­‐5%  change  in  emissions   •  Changes  in  facility  air  permit  must  be   disclosed   References:  §95103(a)(2),  95104  (d),  (f)  
  13. 13. Electricity  GeneraLon  and  Cogen   •  Best  Available  Methods  (BAM)  for  some  data   elements  for  2013  report   •  Requirements  for  reporLng  electricity  used  to   produce  cooling  energy  or  thermal  energy     •  Requirement  to  report  disposiLon  of  generated   electricity  by  unit  or  system  for  end  users   •  Subpart  D  reporters  must  report  CO2  generated   from  sorbent  injecLon   •  ClarificaLon  to  requirements  for  missing  data   subsLtuLon  procedures   References:  §95112(a),  (c),  (h)  
  14. 14. Other  ReporLng  EnLLes   •  Electric  Power  EnLLes  -­‐  Warranty  requirement  for   sellers  of  specified  power   •  Supplementary  data  reporLng  requirement  for  local   distribuLon  companies  that  report  biomass  from   biomethane  fuel  delivered  to  end  users   •  Product  data  requirements  updated  to  assist  with   cap-­‐and-­‐trade  allowance  allocaLon,  new  definiLons   •  Updated  emissions  esLmated  methods  and  data   reporLng  requirements  for  faciliLes  including   petroleum  and  natural  gas  producers,  refineries,  and   manufacturing  sectors   References:  §95111(a),  95122  (d),  95102  (b),   95113,  95117,  95150  
  15. 15. VerificaLon   •  Full  verificaLon  required  for  change  in   operaLonal  control   •  Specifies  restricLons  for  the  6-­‐year   verificaLon  limit   •  Added  requirements  for  verifiers  to  confirm   informaLon  such  as  natural  gas  supplier   account  numbers  and  MMBtu  reported   •  Verifiers  are  required  to  confirm  no   subsLtuLon  for  product  data   References:  §95130(a),(b),  95131(b)  
  16. 16. Notes  from  ARB   •  Training  webinars  likely  2nd  week  of  March   •  Use  the  previous  Global  Warming  PotenLals   •  Complexity  Weighted  Barrel  and  Subpart  W   spreadsheets  will  be  posted  soon   •  Hydrogen  producers  product  entry  currently   disabled   •  Subparts  C  and  D,  de  minimis  emissions   reported  with  combusLon  instead  of   Subpart  A  
  17. 17. EPA  GHGRP  Developments   •  Pending  rule  change  to  Subpart  W  –  Petroleum  and  Natural   Gas  Systems   –  –  –  –  CalculaLon  methods   Monitoring  and  data  reporLng  requirements   Terms  and  definiLons   Technical  and  editorial  errors   •  Final  2013  revisions  effecLve  1/1/14   –  Amendments  to  Global  Warming  PotenLals   –  Minor  amendments  to  mulLple  subparts   –  ConfidenLality  determinaLons   •  Some  reporLng  elements  deferred  for  evaluaLon  regarding   “confidenLal  business  informaLon”  –  2013  and  2015  
  18. 18. Cap-­‐and-­‐Trade  Status   •  StaLonary  combusLon  and  electricity  generaLon   in  first  compliance  period  –  2013/2014  –  35%  of   GHG   •  Fuel  distributors  beginning  in  2015  –  85%  of  GHG   •  Emissions  in  most  sectors  going  down,  HFCs   going  up  –  ARB  plans  to  address  in  2015   •  Common  reporLng  plauorm  with  Quebec,   eventually  linked  aucLons   •  MulLple  lawsuits  sLll  pending  
  19. 19. AB32  Scoping  Plan  Update   •  Proposed  drav  of  first  scoping  plan  update   recently  released   •  IniLal  plan  focused  on  2020;  update  sets  a  clear   path  toward  long  term  reducLons   •  Integrated  framework  for  achieving  air  quality   and  climate  goals  beyond  2020   •  PotenLal  technologically  feasible  and  cost-­‐ effecLve  acLons  to  further  reduce  GHG  by  2020   •  RecommendaLons  for  mid-­‐term  emission  limit   •  Sector-­‐specific  discussions  for  reducing  emissions  
  20. 20. Key  Dates  and  Deadlines   •  February  1,  2014  –  EPE  deadline  to  register  specified   sources   •  February  13,  2014  –  Cal-­‐eGGRT  acLvated   •  April  10,  2014  –  ReporLng  deadline  for  faciliLes  and   fuel  suppliers,  except  abbreviated  reporters   •  June  2,  2014  –  ReporLng  deadline  for  EPE  reports  and   abbreviated  reports   •  July  15,  2015  –  deadline  for  correcLons  to  RPS   adjustment  data  required  for  EPE  reports   •  September  2,  2015  –  final  verificaLon  statements  due  
  21. 21. RecommendaLons  and  Summary   •  Make  sure  reporLng  is  accurate  and  on  Lme   •  Start  verificaLon  process  early,  change   verifiers  aver  6  years   •  Use  ARB  resources  if  doing  your  own   reporLng   •  Contact  BlueScape  for  assistance  with   reporLng  and  verificaLon  support  for  your   facility   •  Stay  tuned  for  future  updates!  
  22. 22. QuesLons?  
  23. 23. Contact  InformaLon   Tracy  Haynes   BlueScape  Environmental   619-­‐972-­‐3443   thaynes@bluescapeinc.com   www.bluescapeinc.com   Connect  with  me  on  Linkedin!   The  webinar  presentaAon  will  be  posted   on  Slideshare  (search  for  BlueScape)  

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