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

Final Clean Power Plan and Proposed Federal Plan

On Aug. 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 Aug. 3, 2015, U.S. EPA released a proposed federal plan and two model rules. U.S. EPA will apply the federal plan to states that choose not to develop a plan, or those that submit an unapprovable plan. The "model rules” are being proposed as an option states may use as a presumptively approvable plan. U.S. EPA accepted comments on the proposed federal plan and model rules through Jan. 21, 2016.

Outreach and Engagement Efforts

Ohio EPA and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) hosted an information session for interested parties on December 2, 2015. During the meeting, Ohio EPA and PUCO explained the CPP requirements, Ohio’s plan to engage interested parties and vulnerable communities, and answered initial questions. The following materials are available from the session:


As part of Ohio’s CPP outreach and engagement efforts, five Regional Listening Sessions will be held in early 2016. These sessions will be designed as hearings to provide the public, interested parties and stakeholders with an opportunity to submit verbal and/or written testimony. 

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 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 Dec. 1, 2014 (see pull-down menu below). In addition, on Dec. 19, 2014, Ohio EPA submitted supplemental comments to U.S. EPA on the proposed CPP.

Proposed Federal Plan and Model Rules

U.S. EPA’s proposal for the Federal Plan and Model Rules was announced on August 3, 2015. During the proposal period, Ohio EPA worked closely with the PUCO and accepted input from interested parties on how this rule package would affect Ohio. Comments on the proposed federal plan and model rules were submitted by Ohio EPA to U.S. EPA on January 21, 2016 (see pull-down menu below).

Ohio EPA Comment Package for Proposed Federal Plan and Model Rules (as filed)

On January 21, 2016, Ohio EPA submitted the following comments to U.S. EPA's proposed federal plan and model rules:


Additional Information

Fact Sheets

Testimony

Additional Correspondence

U.S. EPA Clean Power Plan Resources

Contact Information

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

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