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Air Pollution Control Commission Notice of Rulemaking

Written comments on the draft of Phase II regulations for the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022. 

The public can offer testimony.

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  1. Air Pollution Control Commission Rulemaking

    In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 40A, Section 11, notice is hereby given that the Air Pollution Control Commission is proposing regulations pursuant to the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance, Boston City Code, Ordinances, Section 7-2.2. The Boston Air Pollution Control Commission is proposing regulations to establish the Review Board, emissions factors, renewable energy purchase requirements, blended emissions standards, and to clarify procedures for designating a tenant as an owner, changing building ownership, and reporting for buildings in special circumstances under the Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO).  

    Copies of the proposed regulations are available on the BERDO webpage at boston.gov/berdo-regulations

    A public hearing concerning the revisions will be held on November 16, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., virtually at  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86329377111. If you are unable to access the internet, you can call 1-929-205-6099, enter Meeting ID 863 2937 7111 # and use # as your participant ID.

    Translation and sign language interpreters are available upon prior request. Requests for accommodation must be made at least five (5) days prior to the hearing, at the address below or by email at appc@boston.gov.  

    If you would like to provide comments, you may attend and speak at the public hearing, submit written comments online, or send written comments to apcc@boston.gov or the Air Pollution Control Commission, Boston City Hall, Environment Department, Room 709, 1 City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201. Written comments will be accepted for the next twenty-one (21) days until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022. 

    For assistance on technical questions concerning the proposed rules or for special accommodations including review of the regulations in an alternate format, please email apcc@boston.gov or call 617-635-3850.

    Katherine Eshel

    Air Pollution Control Commission

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