Air Board to Set Industry Fees

By Published On: June 27, 2008

After rolling out its draft greenhouse gas reduction plan, the California Air Resources Board plans to initiate a rulemaking this summer that would impose small fees on power plant operators and other industries to help pay for administering the state’s climate change law, AB 32. The fee would be very small and aimed at raising about $50 million a year, said Mary Nichols, Air Board chair. The Air Board would use it to fund staff needed to develop and enforce greenhouse gas reduction rules, she explained. It is conceivable the fees could be approved as part of the pending budget and take effect in the state’s next fiscal year.

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