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January 16, 2018 5:00 pm

Comment Deadline: EPA Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (Clean Power Plan)

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to repeal the Clean Power Plan (CPP). See 80 FR 64662 (October 23, 2015). In accordance with Executive Order 13783, 82 FR 16093 (March 31, 2017), the EPA has reviewed the CPP and is initiating this action based on the outcome of that review. Specifically, the EPA proposes a change in the legal interpretation as applied to section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), on which the CPP was based, to an interpretation that the Agency proposes is consistent with the CAA's text, context, structure, purpose, and legislative history, as well as with the Agency's historical understanding and exercise of its statutory authority. Under the interpretation proposed in this notice, the CPP exceeds the EPA's statutory authority and would be repealed. The EPA welcomes comment on the legal interpretation addressed in this proposed rulemaking. 

More information is available via the Federal Register noticeOn November 8, 2017 (82 FR 51787), the EPA announced an extension of the comment deadline from its original date of December 15, 2017, to January 16, 2018.