BR Clean Air Coalition: ERC Conference

    January 26, 2017
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    LDEQ Conference Center
    Galvez Building, 602 N. 5th Street
    Baton Rouge, LA 70802

    ERC Conference
    January 26, 2017  |  8AM - 4PM  |  LDEQ Conference Center

    DEQ will soon be implementing a revision to its emissions reductions credit (ERC) banking rule that expands the eligibility of emission reduction projects to mobile sources (e.g. trucks, marine vessels, trains).  Implementing this new ERC strategy will help improve Baton Rouge air quality and mitigate constraints to economic development of the current “point source only” banking system. 

    To help the regulated community and general public better understand the ramifications of this banking rule revision, the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition (BRCAC) in conjunction with Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is sponsoring a conference to be held January 26, 2017 at the DEQ Conference Center located at DEQ headquarters in the Galvez Building, 602 N 5th Street in downtown Baton Rouge.

    Speakers will address the specifics of the new banking rule (AQ365); air quality and economic benefits; ERC project opportunities with roadway, marine, and rail emission sources; a new information resources website; interpollutant trading; Baton Rouge area emissions credits markets; legal issues with the new ERC program; and comparisons with a similar program being developed in Texas. 


    8:00-8:30 Coffee  
    8:30-8:45 Welcome Dr. Chuck Brown, Secretary, DEQ
    8:45-9:15 AQ365 Bryan Johnston, DEQ
    9:15-9:45 Air Quality Benefits of the New ERC Program Dr. Mike McDaniel, BR Clean Air Coalitiion
    9:45-10:15 The New ERC Program & Economic Development Michael Diresto, BRAC
    10:15-10:30 Break  
    10:30-11:00 Marine ERC Project Opportunities Joseph Ray, Starcrest
    11:00-11:30 Roadway-Based ERC Project Opportunities Ann Shaneyfelt, LCF
    11:30-12:00 Railway Project Opportunities TJ Mahoney, Railserve Inc.
    12:00-1:15 Lunch Presentation:
    Contrasting the LA and TX Approaches to Expanded ERCS 
    Kyle Brzymialkiewicz
    Lunch Provided by Element Markets
    1:15-1:45 The Information Resources Website Ravi Ponnapureddy, CRPC
    1:45-2:15 The Baton Rouge Emissions Credits Market Mike Taylor, Emission Advisors
    2:15-2:30 Break  
    2:30-3:00 Interpollutant Trading Dennis McNalley, Alpine Geophysics
    3:00-3:30 Legal Issues with New ERC Program Maureen Harbourt, Kean Miller
    3:30-4:00 Open Discussion  
    4:00 Adjourn  




    $0.00 Free Admission