The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of data availability, commonly called a NODA, related to the proposed Clean Power Plan, which was announced in June 2014 by the EPA.
The EPA is issuing this NODA in support of the proposed rule titled “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,” which was published on June 18, 2014. In this document, the EPA is providing additional information on several topics raised by stakeholders and is soliciting comment on the information presented. The three topic areas are the emission reduction compliance trajectories created by the interim goal for 2020 to 2029, certain aspects of the building block methodology, and the way state-specific carbon dioxide goals are calculated.
Comments must be submitted at this link on or before December 1, 2014.
In a separate but related action, EPA is proposing goals for areas of Indian Country and U.S. Territories where fossil fuel fired power plants are located to reduce their carbon pollution by 2030. Proposed goals for these areas were not included in the June 2014 proposed Clean Power Plan. The supplemental proposal relies on the approach used in the June 2014 Clean Power Plan and is based on new information and data provided through additional outreach to covered facilities and tribal and territorial governments. The proposal outlines a diverse range of options that tribes and territories could use to meet their goals. EPA will hold a public hearing on the supplemental proposal on November, 19, 2014 in Phoenix, AZ and will accept comment through December, 19, 2014.