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Repeal of the Clean Power Plan; Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Existing Electric Utility Generating Units; Revisions to Emission Guidelines Implementing Regulations (Final)
Jul. 8, 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing three separate and distinct rulemakings. First, the EPA is repealing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) because the Agency has determined that the CPP exceeded the EPA's statutory authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Second, EPA is finalizing the Affordable Clean Energy rule (ACE), consisting of Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from Existing Electric Utility Generating Units (EGUs) under CAA section 111(d), that will inform states on the development, submittal, and implementation of state plans to establish performance standards for GHG emissions from certain fossil fuel-fired EGUs. In ACE, the Agency is finalizing its determination that heat rate improvement (HRI) is the best system of emission reduction (BSER) for reducing GHG--specifically carbon dioxide (CO2)--emissions from existing coal-fired EGUs. Third, the EPA is finalizing new regulations for the EPA and state implementation of ACE and any future emission guidelines issued under CAA section 111(d). Effective date is September 6, 2019. POC: Mr. Nicholas Swanson, Sector Policies and Programs Division (Mail Code D205-01), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; tele: (919) 541-4080; email: swanson.nicholas@epa.gov. (Federal Register: 8 July 2019 [Rules and Regulations] Pages 32520-3258

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