Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]

Approval memo

Result: Approved

I applaud the Air Pollution Control Board and the Department of Environmental Quality for their work to address this critically important issue for the Commonwealth.  I approve this regulation to proceed to the proposed stage for public comment.  In considering this public comment and any changes for a final regulation, I ask that the Board also consider the potential for the Department of Environmental Quality to directly auction carbon allowances in addition to the proposed consignment auction format.

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