Publish a report on implementation of GHG measures.

The CLCPA instructs the DEC, in consultation with the CAC, to issue a report on recommendations regarding the implementation of greenhouse gas reduction measures within the state every four years.

Statutory Language:

CLCPA § 75-0119 (1)-(2): "The department in consultation with the council shall, not less than every four years, publish a report which shall include recommendations regarding the implementation of greenhouse gas reduction measures.

2. The report shall, at minimum, include:

a. Whether the state is on track to meet the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits established in section 75-0107 of this article.
b. An assessment of existing regulations and whether modifications are needed to ensure fulfillment of the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits.
c. An overview of social benefits from the regulations or other measures, including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and copollutants, diversification of energy sources, and other benefits to the economy, environment, and public health.
d. An overview of compliance costs for regulated entities and for the department and other state agencies.
e. Whether regulations or other greenhouse gas reduction measures undertaken are equitable, minimize costs and maximize the total benefits to the state, and encourage early action.
f. Whether activities undertaken to comply with state regulations disproportionately burden disadvantaged communities as identified pursuant to section 75-0111 of this article.
g. An assessment of local benefits and impacts of any reductions in 45 co-pollutants related to reductions in statewide and local greenhouse gas emissions.
h. An assessment of disadvantaged communities' access to or community ownership of the services and commodities identified in section six of the chapter of the laws of two thousand nineteen which added this article.
i. Whether entities that have voluntarily reduced their greenhouse gas emissions prior to the implementation of this article receive appropriate credit for early voluntary reductions.
j. Recommendations for future regulatory and policy action."