Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

 
Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Summary:

On June 25, 2013, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work expeditiously to complete greenhouse gas (GHG) standards for the power sector. The agency is using its authority under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) to issue emission guidelines to address GHG emissions from existing power plants. The Presidential Memorandum directs the EPA to issue proposed GHG guidelines for existing power plants by no later than June 1, 2014, and issue final guidelines by no later than June 1, 2015. In addition, the Presidential Memorandum directs the EPA to, in the guidelines, require States to submit to EPA the implementation plans required under section 111(d) of the CAA by no later than June 30, 2016. On June 18, 2014, the EPA proposed emission guidelines for States to follow in developing plans to address GHG emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electrical generating units (EGU), using its authority under CAA 111(d). On November 4, 2014, the EPA published a supplemental proposal to address GHG emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired EGU on tribal lands and in U.S. territories. On August 3, 2015, the EPA Administrator signed the final Clean Power Plan rule.

RIN: 2060-AR33
Impacts and Effects: Energy
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60
Priority: Economically Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq. Clean Air Act
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: Yes
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: Yes
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Timetable
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM06/18/201479 FR 34829
NPRM Comment Period Extended09/25/201479 FR 57492
Notice10/30/201479 FR 64543
Supplemental NPRM11/04/201479 FR 65481
Notice11/13/201479 FR 67406
Final Rule10/23/201580 FR 64661
Final Rule Effective12/22/2015
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Related RINs: None
Short Title: NSPS: GHG EGU Existing Sources
Keyword(s): CO2, greenhouse gases, electric generating units
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OAR
Subtype: Section 111(d) Plan
 

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 19, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/04/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-21640
Comment Period Closed
Dec 01, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 06/18/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Rule
Posted: 10/23/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-36051
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 11/13/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-22269
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 10/30/2014
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-21200

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/14/2016
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-37153
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/26/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-37146
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/26/2015
ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602-37145

Comments

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Janice Lynn Godfrey
EPA
godfrey.janice@epa.gov
919-541-3391
Amy Vasu
AR
vasu.amy@epa.gov
919 541-0107
919 541-0824 (Fax)
D205-01
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
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