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Greenhouse gas reduction requirements

On Dec. 15, 2017, Thurston County Superior Court ruled on parts of the Clean Air Rule. As we continue to understand the court's decision, we are suspending the rule's compliance requirements. Facilities covered by the rule are still required to report their emissions for the Greenhouse Gas Reporting program. We'll continue to update our website as the legal process unfolds.

Businesses covered by the Clean Air Rule received a regulatory order telling them the specific amount of greenhouse gases they are required to reduce. Businesses identified as energy-intensive and trade-exposed (EITE) will receive their orders in 2020.

Determining a business's reductions

We determine reductions using a business's baseline greenhouse gas emissions. A business's baseline is the average amount of their covered emissions that they reported to us through our greenhouse gas reporting program from 2012-2016.

Comment on regulatory orders

We are accepting comments on regulatory orders from Dec. 18, 2017- Jan. 22, 2018. You can submit your comments online or mail your comments to Chris Conn, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504. You also have the right to request a hearing. If we find there is public interest to hold a hearing, we will extend the comment period to allow at least 30 days notice. We will review comments and finalize orders by Jan. 30, 2018. Facilities and the public have 30 days to appeal the final orders.

Facility baselines and reduction requirements

Facility Location Baseline emissions
(Metric Tons CO2e)
Annual reduction requirements
(Metric Tons CO2e)
Projected year 
to start reductions
Regulatory order
Ardagh Glass Inc. Seattle 77,913  1,325 2032 View Order
Avista Corporation LDC - WA - products Spokane 1,172,598 19,934 2017 View Order
BP Cherry Point Refinery Blaine 2,317,854 39,404 2017 View Order
BP West Coast Products - Cherry Point Blaine 6,731,868 114,442 2017 View Order
Cascade Natural Gas Corporation LDC - products Kennewick 215,4372 36,624 2017 View Order
Cowlitz County Headquarters Landfill Castle Rock 154,866 2,633 2017 View Order
Encogen Generating Station - Puget Sound Energy Bellingham 107,388 1,826 2017 View Order
Enwave Seattle Seattle 70,601 1,200 2035 View Order
Ferndale Generating Station - Puget Sound Energy Ferndale 300,620 5,111 2017 View Order
Frederickson Power LP Tacoma 313,197 5,324 2017 View Order
Fredonia Generating Station - Puget Sound Energy Mount Vernon 88,582 1,506 2026 View Order
Gas Transmission Northwest Compressor Station 6 Rosalia 86,959 1,478 2026 View Order
Gas Transmission Northwest Compressor Station 8 Wallula 100,310 1,705 2017 View Order
Goldendale Generating Station - Puget Sound Energy   438,971 7,463 2017 View Order
Grays Harbor Energy Center Elma 708,614 12,046 2017 View Order
H.W. Hill Landfill Gas Power Plant Roosevelt 83,280 1,416 2029 View Order
King County Solid Waste Cedar Hills Landfill Maple Valley 74,178 1,261 2035 View Order
Land Recovery Landfill Industrial Graham 76,383 1,299 2032 View Order
Mint Farm Generating Station - Puget Sound Energy Longview 539,050 9,164 2017 View Order
 NW Natural LDC - WA - products Goldendale 459,656 7,814 2017 View Order
PacifiCorp Energy - Chehalis Generating Facility Chehalis 629,882 10,708 2017 View Order
Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery Ferndale 769,868 13,088 2017 View Order
Phillips 66 Fuel Supplier WA   6,292,721 106,976 2017 View Order
Puget Sound Energy LDC - products Bellevue 5,289,509 89,922 2017 View Order
River Road Generating Plant Vancouver 565,315 9,610 2017 View Order
Roosevelt Regional Landfill Roosevelt 248,458 4,224 2017 View Order
Shell Puget Sound Refinery Anacortes 1,968,375 33,462 2017 View Order
Shell Puget Sound Refinery - products Anacortes 10,029,653 170,504 2017 View Order
Spokane Waste to Energy Facility Spokane 240,661 4,091 2017 View Order
Sumas C/S Sumas 89,884 1,528 2026 View Order
Sumas Generating Station - Puget Sound Energy Sumas 208,273 3,541 2017 View Order
Terrace Heights Landfill Yakima 107,092 1,821 2017 View Order
Tesoro Anacortes Refinery - products Anacortes 6,696,405 113,839 2017 View Order
Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC Anacortes 1,281,571 21,787 2017 View Order
U.S. Oil & Refining Co. Tacoma 153,990 2,618 2017 View Order
U.S. Oil & Refining Co. - products Tacoma 2,155,061 36,636 2017 View Order
University of Washington Seattle Campus Seattle 84,209 1,432 2029 View Order
US Army Joint Base Lewis-McChord Joint Base Lewis-McChord 81,700 1,389 2029 View Order
WaferTech LLC Camas 172,936 2,940 2017 View Order