This page last reviewed July 27, 2018

AB 32 Cost of Implementation Funding

Common Carbon Cost

Each fiscal year’s invoice is based on that year’s Common Carbon Cost (CCC) which is calculated as the total required revenue (implementation expenses and adjustments, plus any shortfall or minus any surplus in actual revenue collected during the previous fiscal year) divided by the total statewide emissions covered by the Regulation. The CCC reflects the cost of implementation per unit of emissions ($ / metric tons).

The amount of green house gas emissions subject to the Regulation was approximately 370 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2008, declining to about 328 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2013.

Starting with Report Year 2014, the Regulation includes other greenhouse gases: methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). The total emissions subject to the Regulation, expressed in metric tons of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) were approximately 337 million MT CO2e for reporting year 2016, reflected in invoices sent in July 2018.

The following link provides tables showing the historical CCC and transportation fuel fee rates.

Implementation Funding in the 2018-2019 Budget Act

Implementation Expenses Thousands
Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)  $           227
Secretary of the Natural Resources Agency  $           278
Secretary for Environmental Protection (State Operations)  $        1,181
Department of Housing and Community Development  $           200
Energy Resources Conservation and Development Commission  $      18,940
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection  $           393
Department of Water Resources  $           396
California Air Resources Board  $      52,708
State Water Resources Control Board  $           539
Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery  $        1,395
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment  $           996
Department of Public Health  $           358
Department of Food and Agriculture  $        1,940
Financial Information System for California  $               7
Supplemental Pension Payments  $           604
Statewide General Administrative Expenditures (Pro Rata)  $        3,454
Total Expenditures  $      83,616


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