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Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2019

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Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2019

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11/14/19

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Date: November 14, 2019

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116.S.2856
1.Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2019.
2.DefinitionsIn this Act:
  • (1)AdministratorThe term Administrator means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • (2)Greenhouse gasThe term greenhouse gas means carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbon, perfluorocarbon, and sulfur hexafluoride.
  • (3)OfficeThe term Office means the Office of Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Programs established under section 3(a).
  • (4)Regional greenhouse gas reduction programThe term regional greenhouse gas reduction program means a program that uses market-based tools to reduce greenhouse gases across States at the regional level, such as
    • (A)the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative organized among, as of November 14, 2019, the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont to cap and reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector; and
    • (B)the Western Climate Initiative, a regional carbon trading system organized between the State of California and Quebec, Canada.
  • (5)StateThe term State means
    • (A)a State;
    • (B)the District of Columbia;
    • (C)the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico;
    • (D)the United States Virgin Islands;
    • (E)Guam;