Ecology is starting rulemaking for a new rule, Chapter 173-424 WAC, Clean Fuels Program Rule and proposes to update Chapter 173-455 WAC, Air Quality Fee Rule.
This new rule may:
- Establish carbon intensity standards for transportation fuels used in Washington.
- Assign compliance obligations to fuels with carbon intensities that exceed the standard.
- Establish compliance methods including assigning credits to fuels that have carbon intensities below the standard.
This rulemaking may also update Chapter 173-455 WAC to establish the process for setting fees to recover the cost of developing and implementing the program.
In May 2021, the governor signed the Transportation Fuels – Clean Fuels Program directing Ecology to adopt rules to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 20 percent below 2017 levels by 2038. The law intends to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and conventional air pollutants, and support the use of innovative clean fuel technologies.
Announcement phase (CR-101)
July 20, 2021
Rule development phase
July 20, 2021 – Summer 2022
Public input & involvement
Ecology plans to hold stakeholder meetings between October 2021 and February 2022. We will update this page with meeting specifics. To get updates about these meetings and this rulemaking, join our email list.
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