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The Future of Emission Reduction Credits

May 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

On May 1, 2017, Governor Ducey signed HB2152, modifying the Arizona Emissions Bank. This legislation allows for the generation and use of “non-traditional” emission reduction credits (ERC). ERCs are required for permitting major sources of emissions in nonattainment areas, such as Phoenix and Yuma. The Bank currently
does not have enough credits to permit new major sources or modifications to existing sources in the state’s nonattainment areas and the change was made to allow for further economic development of the Phoenix and Yuma areas, while still protecting air quality.

Join us to hear from ADEQ and MCAQD on their plans to implement HB2152.

Steve Burr | ADEQ
How the Bank Works and the New Process for Credit Generation

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality administers the Arizona Emissions Bank, and is creating a rule that will contain a process for generating ERCs from non- traditional sources. Unlike the revised Maricopa County rule, does not contemplate any specific sources of nontraditional credits, instead describing a general process that can be used for any type of source.

Steve Burr is a Principal Environmental Scientist/Specialist with the Air Quality Division at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). In his current position, Steve is responsible for complex planning and rule-development projects. He also serves as an advisor to the SIP Section’s managers and planners.
Steve has worked for the State of Arizona on environmental issues in various capacities since 1999, first with the Arizona Attorney General’s Environmental Enforcement Section before coming to ADEQ. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s Office, he was a partner with the Phoenix law firm Lewis and Roca where he practiced environmental law for 10 years. Steve is a graduate of Stanford University and Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

Richard Sumner | MCAQD
Three Potential New Sources of ERC’s

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department (MCAQD) is in the process of revising Rule 204 to allow for the certification and utilization of ERCs from non-traditional sources. Proposed revisions to Rule 204 will allow for the certification and utilization of ERCs from non-traditional sources such as truck stop electrification, electrification of transport refrigeration units, and electrifying ground support equipment.

Richard Sumner currently serves as the Permitting Manager for the Maricopa County Air Quality Department and has been with the County since 2008. He has over 30 years of environmental experience gained in various industries and management positions. In addition to his work in the public and private sectors, Richard also has experience in the non-profit area when he served as the Executive Pastor at a large church in Southern California. Richard holds a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Missouri- Rolla and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Arizona.

11:30 am | Check-in
12:00 pm | Program

Flinn Foundation
1802 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Space is Limited
Lunch Included



May 31
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Flinn Foundation
1802 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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