Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units

SUMMARY

In this action, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is establishing final emission guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). Specifically, the EPA is establishing: Carbon dioxide (CO<INF>2</INF>) emission performance rates representing the best system of emission reduction (BSER) for two subcategories of existing fossil fuel-fired EGUs--fossil fuel-fired electric utility steam generating units and stationary combustion turbines; state-specific CO<INF>2</INF> goals reflecting the CO<INF>2</INF> emission performance rates; and guidelines for the development, submittal and implementation of state plans that establish emission standards or other measures to implement the CO<INF>2</INF> emission performance rates, which may be accomplished by meeting the state goals. This final rule will continue progress already underway in the U.S. to reduce CO<INF>2</INF> emissions from the utility power sector.

 
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Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 205 (Friday, October 23, 2015)

Federal Register Volume 80, Number 205 (Friday, October 23, 2015)

Rules and Regulations

Pages 64661-64964

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov

FR Doc No: 2015-22842

Page 64661

Vol. 80

Friday,

No. 205

October 23, 2015

Part III

Environmental Protection Agency

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40 CFR Part 60

Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units; Final Rule