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Regulation 12 Rule 16

Learn about the Air District's development process for Regulation 12, Rule 16, which would place a numeric cap on greenhouse gas emissions at refineries.

Find out about the status and anticipated timeline of the rule development process. Information on hearings, workshops, and other events is provided below, along with supporting documents and materials.

Regulation 12, Rule 16 has been in development for several years. This past summer the California legislature enacted and Governor Brown signed, Assembly Bill 398, California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. Among its many provisions, this bill extends the Cap-and-Trade program from 2020 to 2030. Importantly this bill "prohibits air districts from adopting or implementing an emission reduction rule for carbon dioxide from stationary sources that are also subject to Cap-and-Trade."

After careful review of the language and legislative history of AB 398, the Air District has suspended further action on Regulation 12, Rule 16. The Air District will now focus attention on Regulation 11, Rule 18, which will help reduce toxic air contaminants from Bay Area facilities, and proceed with other regulatory programs to reduce GHGs from Bay Area stationary sources.

This Regulation 12, Rule 16 page serves as a source of archived historical information related to the development process for this rule.

Historical information and materials related to the development process for Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits can be found in the tables and sections below.

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Regulation 12 Rule 16Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions LimitsJune 21, 2017
Regulation 12 Rule 16
Rule Name:
Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits
Expected Hearing Date:
June 21, 2017
Rule Status:
Proposed
Air District Staff Contact:
  • Gregory Nudd
  • Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, Executive
  • 415.749.4786
Regulation:
Regulation 12
Comments Due:
6/12/2017
Description:

The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases.

 

Comments Due

6/12/2017

Rule Status

Proposed

Regulation

Regulation 12

Air District Staff Contact

  • Gregory Nudd
  • Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, Executive
  • 415.749.4786

Description

The purpose of this rule is to set numeric limits on refinery emissions of greenhouse gases.

Hearings, Workshops and Other Events

Throughout the rule development process we provide information on upcoming and past workshops, hearings, and other events.

The Air District hosted scoping meetings in November 2016 to solicit public comment on the Notice of Preparation and Initial Study for Rule 12-16. A series of open house/workshop events was held in March 2017.

The Air District released proposed rule language and a regulatory package in March 2017. At its May 31, 2017, meeting, the Air District's Board of Directors directed Staff to revise the rule language to limit greenhouse gases, remove criteria pollutants limits, and continue the Public Hearing at the June 21 Board of Directors meeting. The Air District has released the revised proposed rule language and regulatory package.

Event Information

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6/21/2017
Event:
Board of Directors Regular Meeting
Date & Time:
Wednesday, June 21
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Watch/Listen:
Webcast Archive

Audio


Agenda:
Board Agenda

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Other Meeting Documents:
Staff Report Response to Comment pt1


Staff Report Response to Comments pt2


Final EIR


EIR Public Comments and Response to Comments


Board Presentations


Board Minutes
Event Contact:
N/A
Event Description:
Public hearing for consideration of Rule 12-16 and certification of EIR for Rule 12-16
 

Date & Time

Wednesday, June 21
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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Status

Scheduled

Location

375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Watch/Listen

Webcast Archive

Audio


Event Description

Public hearing for consideration of Rule 12-16 and certification of EIR for Rule 12-16

Other Meeting Documents

Staff Report Response to Comment pt1


Staff Report Response to Comments pt2


Final EIR


EIR Public Comments and Response to Comments


Board Presentations


Board Minutes

Event Contact

N/A

5/31/2017Board of Directors Special MeetingBoard Agenda

 
5/31/2017
Event:
Board of Directors Special Meeting
Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 31
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
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Status:
Scheduled
Location:
375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Watch/Listen:
Webcast Archive

Audio


Agenda:
Board Agenda

:
Other Meeting Documents:
Board Presentations


Board Minutes
Event Contact:
N/A
Event Description:
Public hearing for consideration of Rule 12-16 and certification of EIR for Rule 12-16 and Rule 11-18
 

Date & Time

Wednesday, May 31
9:45 AM - 5:00 PM
add to your calendar
View Full Calendar

Status

Scheduled

Location

375 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Watch/Listen

Webcast Archive

Audio


Event Description

Public hearing for consideration of Rule 12-16 and certification of EIR for Rule 12-16 and Rule 11-18

Other Meeting Documents

Board Presentations


Board Minutes

Event Contact

N/A

Supporting Materials

Supporting materials, such as staff reports, regulatory language, and other technical documents related to rule development, are posted throughout the development process. Please note that the Air District is currently transitioning this section of the site to a new structure, and the document posting dates shown do not currently reflect the original posting dates.

Documents

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Socioeconomic Analysis of Revised Proposed Rule 12-16
Technical Support Documents 
Socioeconomic Analysis of Revised Proposed Rule 12-16
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Technical Support Documents
Description:
N/A
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Description

N/A

Final Proposed Regulation 12, Rule 16 GHG Emission Limit Comparison
Technical Support Documents 
Type:
Technical Support Documents
Description:
N/A
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Description

N/A

Final Proposed Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits
Regulatory Documents 
Type:
Regulatory Documents
Description:
N/A
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Description

N/A

Rule 12-16 Revised Final Staff Report
Technical Support Documents 
Rule 12-16 Revised Final Staff Report
Type:
Technical Support Documents
Description:
N/A
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Description

N/A

Revised Proposed Regulation 12, Rule 16: Petroleum Refining Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits
Regulatory Documents 
Type:
Regulatory Documents
Description:
N/A
:
 

Description

N/A

Comments

The Air District provides opportunities for the public to submit comments throughout the development process, and posts comments received during the open public comment periods. Please note that the Air District is currently transitioning this section of the site to a new structure, and the comment posting dates shown do not currently reflect the original posting dates.

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Ostro et al Comments (1)

Ostro et al Comments (2)

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Ostro et al Comments (1)

Ostro et al Comments (2)

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Description:
Comments on Revised Proposed Rule 12-16
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Description

Comments on Revised Proposed Rule 12-16

WSPA Comments (1)

WSPA Comments (2)

WSPA Comments (3)

Organization 
WSPA Comments (1)

WSPA Comments (2)

WSPA Comments (3)

Type:
Organization
Description:
Comments on Proposed Rule 12-16 and Draft EIR for Rules 11-18 and 12-16
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Description

Comments on Proposed Rule 12-16 and Draft EIR for Rules 11-18 and 12-16

Shell Comments

Shell Comments Attachment 1

Shell Comments Attachment 2

Organization 
Shell Comments

Shell Comments Attachment 1

Shell Comments Attachment 2

Type:
Organization
Description:
Comments on Proposed Rule 12-16 and Draft EIR for Rules 11-18 and 12-16
:
 

Description

Comments on Proposed Rule 12-16 and Draft EIR for Rules 11-18 and 12-16

Claire Broom et al Comments (1)

Claire Broom et al Comments (2)

Individual 
Claire Broom et al Comments (1)

Claire Broom et al Comments (2)

Type:
Individual
Description:
Comments on Proposed Rule 12-16 and Draft EIR for Rules 11-18 and 12-16
:
 

Description

Comments on Proposed Rule 12-16 and Draft EIR for Rules 11-18 and 12-16

Greg Karras Comments
Individual 
Greg Karras Comments
Type:
Individual
Description:
Comments on Revised Proposed Rule 12-16
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Description

Comments on Revised Proposed Rule 12-16

Gregory Nudd
Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, Executive

415.749.4786

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