Public Comment Form

Cap and Invest Program Update

This comment period has been extended to December 31, 2023.

Please note that this comment form is for the purpose of submitting a comment to the Washington State Department of Ecology on the Environmental Justice Assessment for potential agency request legislation. Contact information is necessary if you want to receive future information related to this topic.   

Under the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) in RCW 70A.65.210 , the Legislature directed Ecology to consider linkage of Washington’s carbon market with the joint carbon market of California and Québec. On Nov. 2, the Director of Ecology announced a preliminary decision to pursue linkage. Ecology will need to submit agency request legislation to amend provisions of the CCA. The potential bill being considered would include changes to the statute that may be necessary to allow linkage, as well as potential provisions to address other issues with the CCA. Parts of the law that might be proposed to be amended include, but are not limited to, provisions concerning allowance purchase limits, electricity markets, and offsets. During this evaluation and conversations with stakeholders, other statutory amendments , including some that are not related to linkage, might be identified. 

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Comments are due by 11:59pm on December 31, 2023.

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Next steps: After the close of the comment period Ecology will review and consider comments for inclusion in any agency request legislation that we put forward. Though the comment period will close, we will continue conversations with Tribes, overburdened communities and other stakeholders throughout the fall. Any information (e.g., personal or contact) you provide on this comment form or in an attachment may be publicly disclosed and posted on the Internet. 

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