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Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment Regulation Reporting

Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment Regulation Reporting Requirements:
The Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment of Large Industrial Facilities Regulation (Energy Efficiency Assessment Regulation), effective on July 22, 2010, includes requirements for facilities whose 2009 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions totaled 0.5 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) or more, and cement plants and transportation fuel refineries that emitted GHG emissions of at least 0.25 MMTCO2e in 2009.  Facilities subject to the regulation are required to conduct a one-time assessment of the facility's fuel and energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, criteria pollutants, and toxic air contaminants. This assessment must also include the identification of potential energy efficiency improvement projects for equipment, processes, or systems that cumulatively account for at least 95 percent of the facility's total greenhouse gas emissions.       refinery

Reporting Forms:
All facilities subject to the regulation must file an assessment report by December 15, 2011.  Reporting forms are available to assist facility operators in complying with the reporting requirements of the Energy Efficiency Assessment Regulation.  Use of these forms is voluntary and the forms may be modified to accommodate specific needs.  Modified versions of these forms will be made available on this website.  Read the letter to facilities subject to the Energy Efficiency and Co-Benefits Assessment Regulation.

Date Posted Reporting Forms (Excel files) Descriptions Instructions (Pdf file)
July 28, 2011 Reporting Form (ver.1) Original version Instructions (ver.1)
September 9, 2011 Reporting Form (ver.2) Minor changes to the Criteria Pollutants sheet Instructions (ver.1)
October 18, 2011 Reporting Form (ver.3) -- Removed due to the issues with Process Sheets Process sheet modified to include optional cost fields Instructions (ver.2)
November 18, 2011Reporting Form (ver.4)

Formatting change to input field for 2009 reported CO2e emissions; added years 1990 to 2003 for selection of project implementation time frame on process sheets #1 through #15.

Instructions (ver.2)
November 18, 2011Reporting Form (ver.5)

Simplified the Energy Efficiency Opportunities input sheet to list all opportunities on a single worksheet.

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Submittal Instructions:

Reporting forms may be submitted either in hard copy or electronic format.
To submit a hard copy report by mail: To submit a report electronically via email:
California Air Resources Board
Stationary Source Division
Emissions Assessment Branch
Control Strategies Section, Engergy Efficiency Assessment
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, California 95812-2815

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Contact Information:

If you have any questions related to completing these forms, please contact:
Cherie Rainforth                   
Phone: 916.327.7213