Biogenic carbon emissions panel to hold teleconference Oct. 12

By Katie Fletcher | July 27, 2016

The U.S. EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board staff office has announced plans to hold a public teleconference of the SAB biogenic carbon emissions panel on Oct. 12 as part of its continuing review of the framework for biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources first released in November 2014 and updated this February.

Since February, the EPA’s SAB has held a public meeting to conduct a quality review of the draft SAB report on framework recommendations and has since requested additional changes. In April, EPA held a stakeholder workshop to discuss the role of biomass in stationary source carbon strategies, which the Biomass Power Association commended EPA on. Following the workshop, BPA President Bob Cleaves expressed hope that the EPA incorporate the advice of the testimonies in considering how biomass will contribute to the Clean Power Plan. The EPA has not yet announced its next steps for determining the role of biomass in the CPP, which is still pending a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Any member of the public wishing further information regarding the public teleconference may contact Holly Stallworth, designated federal officer, SAB staff office. General information concerning the EPA SAB can be found at the EPA SAB website.

Those requesting an oral presentation during the teleconference will be limited to three minutes. Interested parties should contact Stallworth in writing, preferably via email, by Oct. 5 to be placed on the list of public speakers for the teleconference. Written statements should be received in the SAB staff office in advance of each teleconference according to the same deadline for requesting oral comments. Written statements should be supplied to the DFO, preferably in electronic format via email. Written comments will be posted on the web page for the advisory meeting or teleconference.