BAC Comments on Pipeline Biomethane Standards

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BIOENERGY ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA COMMENTS ON PROPOSED PIPELINE BIOMETHANE STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS, PIPELINE OPEN ACCESS RULES, AND RELATED ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS

Adopting standards that enable pipeline access without undue costs and constraints is very important to BAC’s members. It is also critical to achieve California’s greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energy, clean transportation and other important goals.  California enacted AB 1900 to enable pipeline injection of biomethane because of the many benefits it provides. The Air Resources Board and OEHHA underscored those benefits in their final recommendations for health-based standards, which BAC generally supports. BAC’s comments (attached) address both the proposed public health standards, pipeline integrity and safety standards, and issues related to the utilities’ proposals.