Opportunities for Public Comments on Proposed Rules or Permits with Climate Impacts:
EPA Proposed Clean Power Plant Rule – Deadline October 16, 2014:
On June 2, 2014, EPA proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change. EPA’s proposal builds on those actions and is flexible – reflecting that different states have a different mix of sources and opportunities, and reflecting the important role of states as full partners with the federal government in cutting pollution. This proposal will maintain an affordable, reliable energy system, while cutting pollution and protecting our health and environment now and for future generations.
The proposed rule has now been published and comments can be submitted now through October 16, 2014. The EPA has provided a webpage on How to Comment on the Clean Power Plant Proposed Rule. There is an online portal accessible there, as well as an email address to which comments can be sent, as well as below:
Comments on the Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule must be received by October 16, 2014. Be sure to reference Docket ID:
Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
- Federal eRulemaking portal: Follow the online instructions for submitting comments
- Email A-and-R-Docket@epa.gov: Include docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602 in the subject line of the message
- Fax: Fax your comments to: 202-566-9744.
- Mail: Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), Mailcode 28221T, Attention Docket ID No. OAR–2013-0602, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
- Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver your comments to: EPA Docket Center, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20460. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information.
This is a historic rule that will hopefully begin the work of reducing carbon emissions within the United States. Thoughtful comments in support of as strong of rules as possible should be submitted on any relevant topic.