Carbon Pollution Standards for the Power Sector
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been directed to issue a suite of Carbon Pollution Standards for the power sector. The DNR is currently listening to stakeholders and will provide updated information as it becomes available. The EPA public comment periods for the standards have closed, and EPA is expected to finalize the standards in mid-summer 2015. The public comments submitted to EPA are available at www.regulations.gov.
State of Iowa Comments on EPA's Proposed 111(d) Carbon Standards
Iowa Schedule and Stakeholder Participation:
On November 12, 2014 the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB), and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) jointly submitted the following comments on the EPA's proposed carbon standards for existing power plants:
Stakeholders have already started a dialogue on the 111(d) implementation plan. The DNR has drafted a tentative timeline for developing the plan and is requesting stakeholder feedback:
Please contact Marnie.Stein@dnr.iowa.gov if you would like to be added to the stakeholder list.
The next meeting is tentatively planned for August 2015, or approximately one month after EPA issues the final rule.
September 19, 2014 Meeting
July 22, 2014 Meeting