CA Health & Safety Code Section 38570


The state board may include in the regulations adopted pursuant to Section 38562 the use of market-based compliance mechanisms to comply with the regulations.


Prior to the inclusion of any market-based compliance mechanism in the regulations, to the extent feasible and in furtherance of achieving the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit, the state board shall do all of the following:


Consider the potential for direct, indirect, and cumulative emission impacts from these mechanisms, including localized impacts in communities that are already adversely impacted by air pollution.


Design any market-based compliance mechanism to prevent any increase in the emissions of toxic air contaminants or criteria air pollutants.


Maximize additional environmental and economic benefits for California, as appropriate.


The state board shall adopt regulations governing how market-based compliance mechanisms may be used by regulated entities subject to greenhouse gas emission limits and mandatory emission reporting requirements to achieve compliance with their greenhouse gas emissions limits.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 38570’s source at ca​.gov