Q&A Conference Calls for Upcoming Carbon Pollution Standards

As a follow-up to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) presentation “Building a Common Understanding:  The Clean Air Act and Upcoming Carbon Pollution Guidelines for Existing Power Plants,” (http://epa.gov/airquality/cps/webinar.html) EPA is conducting a series of calls to answer questions about how Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act is applied and other clarifying questions about the presentation.

On June 25, 2013, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the EPA to work expeditiously to complete carbon pollution standards for the power sector.

EPA is using its authority under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act to issue guidelines that control carbon pollution from existing power plants, including modifications of those 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 carbon pollution guidelines for modified and existing power plants by no later than June 1, 2014, and issue final guidelines by no later than June 1, 2015. In addition, the Memo mandates states to submit the implementation plans required under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations to EPA by no later than June 30, 2016.

Community Groups – September 9 at 1 p.m. EDT

Call-in information: (888) 273-3506, conference ID: 47833650

Environmental Groups – September 12 at 1 p.m. EDT

Call-in information: (888) 273-3506; conference ID: 47853871

Industry – September 12 at 2:30 p.m. EDT

Call-in information: (888) 273-3506; conference ID: 47847582

There is no need to register for the call but an operator will be gathering the names and affiliations of participants, so please call in five minutes early to ensure that you’re connected before the call starts.

Please email Jean Walker at walker.jean@epa.gov if you have questions.

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