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Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: EGUs in Indian Country and U.S. Territories

a.k.a. EGU Carbon Pollution Guidelines for Existing Sources: Supplemental Proposal for Tribes and Territories (Section 111(d))

RIN: 2060-AR33 (What's this?)

Docket No.: EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602 (What's this?)

Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)

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 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 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 deveoping plans to address GHG emissions from existing fossil fired EGU, using its authority under CAA 111(d). This action is a supplemental proposal and will propose emission guidelines to address GHG emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired EGU on trial lands and in U.S. territories.

NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review03/28/2014
NPRM: Received by OMB03/31/2014
NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded05/31/2014
NPRM: Comment Period Open06/18/2014
NPRM: Published in FR06/18/2014
NPRM: Public Meeting07/29/2014
NPRM: Public Meeting07/30/2014
NPRM: Public Meeting07/31/2014
NPRM: Public Meeting08/01/2014
NPRM: Comment Period Closed10/16/2014
Supplemental NPRM: Published in FR10/2014 (projected)
Final Rule: Published in FR06/2015 (projected)

Potential Effects

Energy Effects
This rulemaking is a "significant energy action," and a Statement of Energy Effects is/will be available for review and comment with the proposed rule.

Environmental Justice
This rulemaking involves a topic that is likely to be of particular interest to or have particular impact upon minority, low-income, tribal, and/or other vulnerable populations because:

  • This topic is likely to impact the environmental conditions of vulnerable populations.
  • This topic is likely to affect the availability of information to vulnerable populations.

Federal Government - other agencies
Likely to be regulated by this rule.
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

This rulemaking is likely to have federalism implications, as defined by E.O. 13132.

State Governments
Likely to be regulated by this rule.
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

Tribal Governments
Likely to be regulated by this rule.
Likely to be involved in the implementation of this rule.

Participate / Learn More

Comment Period Open (06/18/2014 until 10/16/2014) - Click to access the document on Regulations.gov and comment by clicking "Submit Comment" near the top of the Regulations.gov page.

Regulatory Review

Some of EPA's rulemakings undergo regulatory review (What's this?), as prescribed by Executive Order 12866 and coordinated by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The following list describes which of this rulemaking's stages have completed review and published in the Federal Register, if any, and provides links to the review documents where available. Consult the "Timeline" section of this Web page for the dates of each review.

  • NPRM - No Information Available.
Citations & Authorities

Federal Register Citations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 60

Legal Authority
CAA 111


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