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SECTION 75-0107
Statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits
Environmental Conservation (ENV) CHAPTER 43-B, ARTICLE 75
§ 75-0107. Statewide greenhouse gas emissions limits.

1. No later than one year after the effective date of this article,
the department shall, pursuant to rules and regulations promulgated
after at least one public hearing, establish a statewide greenhouse gas
emissions limit as a percentage of 1990 emissions, as estimated pursuant
to section 75-0105 of this article, as follows:

a. 2030: 60% of 1990 emissions.

b. 2050: 15% of 1990 emissions.

2. Greenhouse gas emission limits shall be measured in units of carbon
dioxide equivalents and identified for each individual type of
greenhouse gas.

3. In order to ensure the most accurate determination feasible, the
department shall utilize the best available scientific, technological,
and economic information on greenhouse gas emissions and consult with
the council, stakeholders, and the public in order to ensure that all
emissions are accurately reflected in its determination of 1990
emissions levels.

4. In order to comply with the statewide greenhouse gas emissions
limits promulgated pursuant to this section, a source may utilize the
alternative compliance mechanism established pursuant to subdivision
four of section 75-0109 of this article. The use of such mechanism shall
be in accordance with the provisions of that subdivision.