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Emissions Banking and Trading Programs

The EBT programs consist of three cap-and-trade programs and two credit generating programs. These programs provide participants compliance flexibility in meeting air regulations while reducing emissions in Texas.

Programs

Discrete Emission Credit Program
This program provides a method to generate credit by creating temporary emission reductions throughout Texas.

Emissions Banking and Trading of Allowances Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program implements annual nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide emission caps for grandfathered and electing electric generating facilities in Texas.

Emission Credit Program
This program provides a method to generate credit by creating permanent emission reductions in nonattainment areas throughout Texas.

Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compound Emissions Cap and Trade Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program implements an annual HRVOC emission cap for affected facilities in Harris County.

Mass Emissions Cap and Trade Program
This market-based cap-and-trade program implements an annual nitrogen oxides emission cap for affected facilities in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria ozone nonattainment area.

Featured Items

Hot Topic Important Notice: The EBT Program will no longer accept paper applications for the following:

  • Annual compliance reports for the MECT, HECT, and EBTA Programs
  • Current or vintage trades for the MECT, HECT, and EBTA Programs
  • ERC and DERC generation
  • ERC and DERC trades
  • Authorized Account Representative (AAR) registration

Applications must be submitted electronically through the State of Texas Environmental Electronic Reporting System (STEERS). For assistance with the STEERS, contact EBT Staff.

EBT Electronic Applications Presentation from November 9, 2017 EBT Stakeholder Meeting Adobe Acrobat PDF Document

EBT database

EBT Stakeholder Group
An open-participation group that discusses issues related to EBT programs.

Credit and Allowance Exchange
Current listing of requests to buy and sell credits and allowances.

Contacts

Emissions Banking and Trading Contacts