Today, the ARB held a board meeting in Los Angeles, at which they adopted a list of discrete Early Action Measures. They adopted three groups of early actions, but only the three measures in group one have to be implemented by the statutory deadline of January 1, 2010.
One of these three measures would require the installation of methane capture systems at landfills that do not currently have these systems. This is a good first step, but the board has chosen not to expand this measure to include improving the efficiency of all landfills or diverting organics from landfills, as CAW had suggested. The board has also decided not to include composting and recycling as discrete early actions.
June 25: The California Air Resources Board will be holding a workshop on the mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases (including reporting from the landfill sector).
Time: 9:30 AM â€" 12:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Sierra Hearing Room, Cal/EPA Headquarters
June 26: The Climate Action Team will be holding a workshop on CAT Early Action Measures (including the Integrated Waste Management Board's Early Action Measures). Both of these documents can be found here.
Time: 9:00 AM â€" 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Byron Sher Auditorium, Cal/EPA Headquarters