Summary of EPA's Proposed NSPS for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Electric Utilities

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On April, 13, 2012, EPA published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that specifies a carbon standard for new fossil fuel-fired power plants pursuant to section 111 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The proposal would establish a new source performance standard (NSPS), subpart TTTT, applicable to and limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from each "fossil fuel" burning "electric utility generating unit" (EGU) with a base load rating of more than 73 megawatts (MW) that commences construction after the proposals publication date.

Read the full publication here.

"EPA's Proposed 'Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions for New Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,'" Case Notes: Recent Environmental Cases and Rules, Oregon State Bar Environmental and Natural Resources Section, May 2012.

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