U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan – 111(d) Rules

Final Clean Power Plan and Proposed Federal Plan

On August 3, 2015, U.S. EPA announced the final rules for the Clean Power Plan (CPP). U.S. EPA’s purpose of the CPP is to reduce carbon (CO2) pollution from existing fossil fuel based electricity-generating power plants by 32 percent nationwide from 2005 levels by the year 2030. To reach this overall goal U.S. EPA has developed state-specific CO2 reduction targets, taking into account each state’s electricity generation mix. Each respective state is responsible for developing a plan to achieve their carbon reduction targets which begin in 2022 and end in 2030. In addition, on August 3, 2015, U.S. EPA released a proposed federal plan that U.S. EPA will implement in states that do not develop an acceptable state implementation plan, or that choose to use the federal plan as “model rules.” U.S. EPA will be accepting comments on the proposed federal plan for 90 days from publication of the proposal in the Federal Register. Ohio EPA will update this website in the future with additional information regarding Ohio’s comments on this proposal.

If you would like to provide Ohio EPA with additional concerns, comments or information, please email them to 111drulecomments@epa.ohio.gov.

Proposed Clean Power Plan

U.S. EPA’s proposal for the CPP was announced on June 2, 2014. During the proposal period, Ohio EPA worked closely with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and collected input from interested parties on how this rule package would affect Ohio. Comments on the proposed plan were submitted by Ohio EPA to U.S. EPA on December 1, 2014. In addition, on Dec. 19, 2014, Ohio EPA submitted supplemental comments to U.S. EPA on the proposed CPP.

Additional Information

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U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan Resources

If you have questions or comments concerning this information, contact Adam Ward.