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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis - Proposed Part 496

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Small Businesses and Local Governments

6 NYCRR Part 496, Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits

1. Effect of Rule:

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to adopt statewide greenhouse gas emission limits per the requirements of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

2. Compliance Requirements:

The proposed rule does not impose compliance obligations on any entity.

3. Professional Services:

As there are no compliance obligations introduced by the proposed rule, there is no specific requirement or need for entities to contract for professional services in order to comply with the proposed rule.

4. Compliance Costs:

The proposed rule does not impose a compliance requirement on any entity, and therefore does not directly impose any costs on any regulated entities.

5. Economic and Technological Feasibility:

The proposed rule adopts a future, statewide limit on greenhouse gas emissions based on estimated statewide emissions levels in 1990 as required pursuant to the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

6. Minimizing Adverse Impact:

The Department has determined that there are no adverse impacts from the proposed rule.

7. Small Business and Local Government Participation:

The Department conducted pre-proposal, stakeholder outreach starting the date on which the CLCPA went into effect, or January 1, 2020, through May, 2020. This included two public webinars held on February 14 and 28, 2020 to discuss the scope and key considerations of this rulemaking.