The public comment period on the EPA Proposed Rule “Repeal of Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units” is scheduled to close on April 28, 2018.
As background, on October 16, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency published an announcement of its intention to repeal the Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, commonly referred to as the Clean Power Plan, as promulgated on October 23, 2015. The proposal also requested public comment on the proposed rule. The EPA held public hearings on November 28 and 29, 2017, in Charleston, West Virginia, and extended the public comment period until January 16, 2018.
In response to numerous requests for additional opportunities for the public to provide oral testimony on the proposed rule in more than one location, EPA announced that three listening sessions will be held:
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Kansas City, Missouri;
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – San Francisco, California;
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – Gillette, Wyoming.
EPA also reopened the public comment period until April 26, 2018.