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Virginia Administrative Code
12/7/2021

Article 7. Co2 Allowance Transfers

9VAC5-140-6300. Submission of CO2 allowance transfers.

Article 7
CO2 Allowance Transfers

The CO2 authorized account representatives seeking recordation of a CO2 allowance transfer shall submit the transfer to the department or its agent. To be considered correctly submitted, the CO2 allowance transfer shall include the following elements in a format specified by the department or its agent:

1. The numbers identifying both the transferor and transferee accounts;

2. A specification by serial number of each CO2 allowance to be transferred;

3. The printed name and signature of the CO2 authorized account representative of the transferor account and the date signed;

4. The date of the completion of the last sale or purchase transaction for the allowance, if any; and

5. The purchase or sale price of the allowance that is the subject of a sale or purchase transaction under subdivision 4 of this section.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1308 and 10.1-1322.3 of the Code of Virginia; §§ 108, 109, 110, and 302 of the Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Part 51.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. June 26, 2019.

9VAC5-140-6310. Recordation.

A. Within five business days of receiving a CO2 allowance transfer, except as provided in subsection B of this section, the department or its agent will record a CO2 allowance transfer by moving each CO2 allowance from the transferor account to the transferee account as specified by the request, provided that:

1. The transfer is correctly submitted under 9VAC5-140-6300; and

2. The transferor account includes each CO2 allowance identified by serial number in the transfer.

B. A CO2 allowance transfer into or out of a compliance account that is submitted for recordation following the CO2 allowance transfer deadline and that includes any CO2 allowances that are of allocation years that fall within a control period prior to or the same as the control period to which the CO2 allowance transfer deadline applies will not be recorded until after completion of the process pursuant to 9VAC5-140-6260 B.

C. Where a CO2 allowance transfer submitted for recordation fails to meet the requirements of subsection A of this section, the department or its agent will not record such transfer.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1308 and 10.1-1322.3 of the Code of Virginia; §§ 108, 109, 110, and 302 of the Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Part 51.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. June 26, 2019.

9VAC5-140-6320. Notification.

A. Within five business days of recordation of a CO2 allowance transfer under 9VAC5-140-6310, the department or its agent will notify each party to the transfer. Notice will be given to the CO2 authorized account representatives of both the transferor and transferee accounts.

B. Within 10 business days of receipt of a CO2 allowance transfer that fails to meet the requirements of 9VAC5-140-6310 A, the department or its agent will notify the CO2 authorized account representatives of both accounts subject to the transfer of (i) a decision not to record the transfer and (ii) the reasons for such nonrecordation.

C. Nothing in this section shall preclude the submission of a CO2 allowance transfer for recordation following notification of nonrecordation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1308 and 10.1-1322.3 of the Code of Virginia; §§ 108, 109, 110, and 302 of the Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Part 51.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. June 26, 2019.

9VAC5-140-6325. Life-of-the-unit contractual arrangements.

A. A power purchaser entered into a life-of-the-unit contractual arrangement as described in subdivision b of the definition of "life-of-the-unit contractual arrangement" with a CO2 budget source or unit shall be responsible for acquiring and transferring all allowances to the CO2 budget source or unit that are necessary for demonstrating compliance with the CO2 budget trading program.

B. The CO2 budget source or unit shall provide a copy of the energy conversion or energy tolling agreement to the department within six months of July 10, 2020. If such agreement is subject to third-party disclosure restrictions, the CO2 budget source or unit shall provide purchaser within 10 days prior written notice of its intention to disclose the agreement to the department and request confidential treatment from the public disclosure of such agreement. The department will grant a request for confidential treatment pursuant to applicable statutory and regulatory requirements addressing confidential information.

C. The CO2 budget source or unit shall be responsible for compliance with and otherwise be subject to all other requirements of this part and the CO2 budget trading program.

Statutory Authority

§§ 10.1-1308 and 10.1-1322.3 of the Code of Virginia; §§ 108, 109, 110, and 302 of the Clean Air Act; 40 CFR Part 51.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 25, eff. July 10, 2020.

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