EPA Webinars on New Climate Rules


[InsideEPA.com, sub. req’d]  Large parts of the administration’s climate change agenda, including President Obama’s Climate Action Plan (CAP), are facing review.

The centerpiece of the CAP, which the administration unveiled last June, is a requirement for EPA to issue rules setting GHG new source performance standards (NSPS) for new and existing power plants.

EPA is hosting Aug. 27 the first in a series of webinars on its upcoming rules…The webinar comes as EPA nears the Sept. 20 deadline for reproposing its NSPS for new plants…

[From Website]  This overview presentation is an initial step in EPA’s effort to engage directly with states, leaders in the power sector, labor leaders, non-governmental organizations, other experts, tribal officials, other stakeholders and members of the public on issues informing the design of the existing source program. This overview presentation provides a basic understanding of Clean Air Act section 111 to prepare participants for more in-depth discussions with EPA. In the coming weeks and months, there will be many opportunities to further engage with EPA in-person and by teleconference on issues that may inform the design of the program. A recording of this presentation will be posted here and on EPA’s YouTube channel by August 28th.

EPA will offer four follow-up conference calls about the overview presentation for community groups and states on September 9th and industry and environmental groups on September 12th.  Additional information about these calls will be available in the coming weeks.


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