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

On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), under the authority of the Clean Air Act, proposed rules to reduce carbon pollution from existing electricity-generating power plants. Termed the Clean Power Plan, it requires each state to develop a unique state-specific plan to achieve carbon reduction targets by 2030. 

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. All comments received were considered as Ohio EPA and PUCO developed comments to U.S. EPA on this plan. Comments on the proposed plan were due to U.S. EPA by Dec. 1, 2014. 

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

Ohio EPA Comment Package (as filed)

On Dec. 1, 2014, Ohio EPA submitted the following comments to U.S. EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan:

 On Dec. 19, 2014, Ohio EPA submitted the following additional comments to U.S. EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan:

CO2 Emissions Reductions from Coal Based Energy Generation in Ohio 2005 vs. 2014

Information in the above fact sheet is derived from U.S. EPA's Air Markets Program. The Air Markets Program data website is U.S. EPA’s clearinghouse for emissions data, primarily for cap-and-trade programs.  The user can download emissions data in annual, monthly, daily, or hourly formats.  Further, the query tool can be used to customize results from the state level down to individual emission units.   


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