Rice Straw Emission Reduction Credits

On August 26, 2010, the Governing Board approved Rule 433, Rice Straw Emission Reduction Credits which sets forth a program to ensure federal recognition of ERCs generated from rice straw burning reductions. The new rule sets forth the procedures for applications, evaluations, and issuance for rice straw reduction burning ERCs. See attached FACT SHEET for more details. Application forms are now available. If you have questions regarding rice straw burning emission reductions credits or the application process, please contact David Lusk at dlusk@bcaqmd.org or (530) 332-9400, ext. 107.