Clean Fuel Standard Draft Rule Summary

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The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has prepared a Clean Fuel Standard draft rule that would apply to transportation fuels supplied or sold in the four-county Puget Sound region – King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. A Clean Fuel Standard would reduce greenhouse gas pollution to address climate change and protect human health. What is a Clean Fuel Standard? pscleanair.orgClean Fuel StandardDraft Rule SummaryRulemaking timelineOctober 9, 2019: Release of a draft Clean Fuel Standard rule, starting a 90-day public comment period.January 6, 2020: The public comment period closes. Early 2020: The Agency will consider all comments received during the comment period. The Agency’s Board of Directors will then consider action on a potential final rule no sooner than the Board’s meeting on February 27, 2020.What’s in the draft rule?Pollution Reduction TargetThe proposed target is a 25 percent reduction in carbon intensity for the region’s transportation fuel pool by 2030.Regulated Transportation Fuels Gasoline, diesel, ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, fossil natural gas, propane, and any blend of these fuels.Opt-In Transportation FuelsElectricity, renewable natural gas, alternative jet fuel, hydrogen, and renewable propane.Exempted Fuel ApplicationsInterstate locomotives, ocean-going vessels, aircraft, military vehicles, and small volume fuel producers. How to provide public commentComments can be provided in the following ways: Email: CleanFuels@pscleanair.org. Mail: Send to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 Third Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101In-person public hearing:• Thursday, December 19, 2019• 12:30-4:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.• Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WashingtonMore information: pscleanair.org/CleanFuelStandardA Clean Fuel Standard reduces greenhouse gas pollution from transportation through a system of deficit and credit trading that requires transportation fuels to become cleaner over time. Highly Impacted CommunitiesThe draft rule specifies that 35% of credit revenue generated by electric utilities and transit agencies must focus on benefiting highly impacted communities by increasing access to and awareness of electric transportation options.The rule would form Community Advisory Groups to provide input to electric utilities on equity considerations. The rule would also establish an Equity Credit Aggregator to use any unclaimed electricity credits, and an Equity Advisory Committee to provide input on the selection of the Equity Credit Aggregator and its annual scope of work
How to provide public comment

Comments can be provided in the following ways: Email: CleanFuels@pscleanair.org. Mail: Send to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 Third Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101In-person public hearing:• Thursday, December 19, 2019• 12:30-4:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.• Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, Seattle, WashingtonMore information: pscleanair.org/Clea

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