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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
Air Pollution Control Board
Regulation for Emissions Trading [9 VAC 5 ‑ 140]
Action Reduce and Cap Carbon Dioxide from Fossil Fuel Fired Electric Power Generating Facilities (Rev. C17)
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 3/6/2019
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3/1/19  8:57 am
Commenter: Tom Newbill, managing partner, Montmorenci Tree Farms

Regulation for Emissions Trading Program (9VAC5-140)

I strongly urge DEQ to revise the regulation as follows:

1- Exempt new and existing industrial boilers.

2. Recognize biogenic carbon dioxide emissions as carbon neutral irrespective of whether other fuels are co-fired.

The regulation should only apply to fossil-fuel combustion and not to emissions from biomass combustion.

Montmorenci Tree Farms own and manage tree farms in Virginia and North Carolina.