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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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Department of Environmental Quality
Board
Air Pollution Control Board
chapter
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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3/2/19  10:06 am
Commenter: Blue Chip Forestry, Consultant and Forest & Farm Land Owner

Harvested Wood Products & Carbon Sequestration
 

Oppose rule change: Incentives to utilize biomass for fuel is critical for long term carbon sequestration in more valuable forest products such as lumber and furniture.  Good markets promote longer term timber investments in higher value products.  An average wood-construted house will sequester carbon for 80 years.

DEQ should clearly exempt new and existing industrial boilers.
2. DEQ should recognize biogenic carbon dioxide emissions as carbon neutral irrespective of whether other fuels are co-fired.DEQ should clearly exempt new and existing industrial boilers.
2. DEQ should recognize biogenic carbon dioxide emissions as carbon neutral irrespective of whether other fuels are co-fired.