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Forest and Fire Project

February 17 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

This group generally meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday, currently via ZOOM, at 2:30 pm.

The group decided to focus on responding to, or engaging in, rulemaking related to the Governor’s Executive Order charge to promote carbon sequestration in the state’s natural and working lands. However, because the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Climate Protection Plan Rulemaking Advisory Committee is meeting all day (9:00 – 4:30 pm) we have cancelled the meeting to allow team members to attend the RAC meeting.  This is because the agenda item at 11:30 will involve a discussion of compliance flexibility meaning Alternative Compliance Instruments (Options) –  formerly called carbon offsets.  These would be a valuable addition providing a funding mechanism to incentivize carbon sequestration in our natural and working lands.   Anyone interested in this issue can watch the discussion at:

https://zoom.us/j/98182289000?pwd=Yy9rWnE2elBaUm1od0ZQdlU0Yi9Ddz09.

Our experiences suggests that the agenda item might be reached earlier if other discussions progress faster than expected, or a little later if they are delayed.

The RAC meeting agenda is:

8:45 a.m. Advisory committee member registration
9 a.m. Welcome, Sylvia Ciborowski, Facilitator, Kearns & West
9:15 a.m. Meeting ground rules, procedures for public comment, Sylvia Ciborowski, Facilitator,
Kearns & West
9:30 a.m. Remarks, Director Richard Whitman, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
9:45 a.m. Information on emissions associated with electricity use
10 a.m. Reflections and updates from RAC #1
10:15 a.m. Update on health, equity and co-benefits assessment
10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m. Information on understanding how the Climate Protection Program would work
11:30 a.m. Discussion on the role of compliance flexibility measures and key considerations*
12:45 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Public comment period, Sylvia Ciborowski, Facilitator, Kearns & West
1:45 p.m. Discussion on understanding point of regulation and key considerations
2:30 p.m. Updates on modeling, including review of reference case results, Oregon Department of
Environmental Quality, ICF International
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Review of three modeling policy scenarios, Oregon Department of Environmental
Quality, ICF International
4 p.m. Next steps, Sylvia Ciborowski, Facilitator, Kearns & West
4:05 p.m. Public comment period, Sylvia Ciborowski, Facilitator, Kearns & West
4:30 p.m. Adjourn Meeting

Contact Gary Clarida if you are interested in joining this project.

The regular Zoom meeting link for project meetings is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6509798112?pwd=VlVGOHpSWm5IRWQ0bEJOck90cWo5dz09

 

Details

Date:
February 17
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom Meeting
United States

Organizer

Gary Clarida
Email:
gary@socan.eco

Details

Date:
February 17
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom Meeting
United States

Organizer

Gary Clarida
Email:
gary@socan.eco