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

a.k.a. EGU GHG Emission Guidelines - Existing Sources (Section 111(d))


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

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

Current Phase: Pre-Proposal (What's this?)

Abstract:
On June 25, 2013, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to work expeditiously to complete greenhouse standards for the power sector. The agency is using its authority under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to issue emission guidelines, to address GHG from existing power plants.

The Presidential Memorandum specifically directs EPA to build on state leadership, provide flexibility and take advantage of a wide range of energy sources and technologies towards building a cleaner power sector. The Presidential Memorandum directs EPA to issue proposed GHG standards, regulations or guidelines, as appropriate, for existing power plants by no later than June 1, 2014, and issue final standards, regulations or guidelines, as appropriate, by no later than June 1, 2015. In addition, the Presidential Memorandum directs EPA to include in the guidelines addressing existing power plants a requirement that states submit to EPA the implementation plans required under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations by no later than June 30, 2016.
Timeline

MilestoneDate
Initiated03/24/2011
NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review03/28/2014
NPRM: Received by OMB03/31/2014
NPRM: Published in FR06/2014 (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.

Federalism
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 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

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
40 CFR 60

Legal Authority
CAA 111

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