Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) Strategy Update
DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW ERC STRATEGY
Recognizing the constraints to economic development in the Baton Rouge area brought by a dearth of available offsets for new projects, stakeholders of the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition (BRCAC) (including the Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC), the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC), and LDEQ) formulated a strategy designed to generate more emission reduction credits (ERCs) that would be available at lower costs. The rule, AQ365S, became final in May of 2017.
DEVELOPMENT OF ERC INFORMATION RESOURCE CENTER (IRC) Website
This website has been developed to serve as a resource for those seeking information about the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (LDEQ) Emission Reduction Credits (ERC) banking program for the Baton Rouge area. It is a joint effort of the Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC), the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition (BRCAC), and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) to facilitate air quality and transportation improvements as well as expand economic development in the Baton Rouge area.
To learn more about the ERC program, please visit the IRC website by clicking on the link below.