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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 25.5. CALIFORNIA GLOBAL WARMING SOLUTIONS ACT OF 2006 [38500 - 38599]

  ( Division 25.5 added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 488, Sec. 1. )
  

PART 2. MANDATORY GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REPORTING [38530 - 38535]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 488, Sec. 1. )
  
38530.  

(a) On or before January 1, 2008, the state board shall adopt regulations to require the reporting and verification of statewide greenhouse gas emissions and to monitor and enforce compliance with this program.

(b) The regulations shall do all of the following:

(1) Require the monitoring and annual reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from greenhouse gas emission sources beginning with the sources or categories of sources that contribute the most to statewide emissions.

(2) Account for greenhouse gas emissions from all electricity consumed in the state, including transmission and distribution line losses from electricity generated within the state or imported from outside the state. This requirement applies to all retail sellers of electricity, including load-serving entities as defined in subdivision (k) of Section 380 of the Public Utilities Code and local publicly owned electric utilities as defined in Section 224.3 of the Public Utilities Code.

(3) Where appropriate and to the maximum extent feasible, incorporate the standards and protocols developed by the California Climate Action Registry, established pursuant to former Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 42800) of Part 4 of Division 26, as added by Section 1 of Chapter 1018 of the Statutes of 2000. Entities that voluntarily participated in the California Climate Action Registry prior to December 31, 2006, and have developed a greenhouse gas emission reporting program, shall not be required to significantly alter their reporting or verification program except as necessary to ensure that reporting is complete and verifiable for the purposes of compliance with this division as determined by the state board.

(4) Ensure rigorous and consistent accounting of emissions, and provide reporting tools and formats to ensure collection of necessary data.

(5) Ensure that greenhouse gas emission sources maintain comprehensive records of all reported greenhouse gas emissions.

(c) The state board shall do both of the following:

(1) Periodically review and update its emission reporting requirements, as necessary.

(2) Review existing and proposed international, federal, and state greenhouse gas emission reporting programs and make reasonable efforts to promote consistency among the programs established pursuant to this part and other programs, and to streamline reporting requirements on greenhouse gas emission sources.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 561, Sec. 116. (AB 1516) Effective January 1, 2018.)