Summary of CAIR SO2 EGU Annual Trading Program

  • 1/1/2010 – Beginning of emissions requirements.
  • Applicability – A fossil fuel-fired stationary boiler, combustion turbine or combined cycle system is an electrical generating unit (EGU) if it serves a generator that has a nameplate capacity greater than 25 MWe and produces electricity for sale.
  • Compliance Requirements – They mirror the requirements of the NOx Annual Trading Program and the NOx SIP Call Trading Program (as set forth in Part 217, Subpart W) and are also tied into the Acid Rain Program.
  • Permitting Requirements – They mirror the requirements of the NOx Annual Trading Program and the NOx SIP Call Trading Program (as set forth in Part 217, Subpart W).
  • There is no flexibility for the State regarding allocation of allowances or "retirement ratios" in the CAIR SO 2 EGU (Annual) Trading Program.
  • SO 2 Trading Program – The total base annual EGU CAIR SO 2 budget is 192,671 tons of SO2 per year per control periods 2010 through 2014. The total base annual EGU CAIR SO 2 budget is 134,869 tons of SO2 per year per control periods 2015 and thereafter.
  • "Retirement Ratios" are as follows:
    • For one CAIR SO2 allowance allocated for a control period in a year before 2010, one ton of SO2, except as provided for in the compliance deductions under 40 CFR 96.254(b);
    • For one CAIR SO2 allowance allocated for a control period in 2010 through 2014, 0.50 ton of SO2, except as provided for in the compliance deductions under 40 CFR 96.254(b); and
    • For one CAIR SO2 allowance allocated for a control period 2015 or later, 0.35 ton of SO2, except as provided for in the compliance deductions under 40 CFR 96.254(b).