Public Hearings: Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

June 18, 2014

pic-energy-powerThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four public hearings for the Clean Power Plan proposed rule during the week of July 28, 2014. The rule was proposed by EPA on June 2.

The EPA proposed rule, “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources for Electric Utility Generating Units” is part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Change Action Plan and the June 2013 Presidential Memorandum, would cut carbon emissions from existing power plants, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the U.S. Specifically, it would require a 25 percent reduction of carbon emissions from the power sector by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030 compared with 2005 levels

The hearings will provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views or arguments concerning the proposed action. The hearings will be held on:

July 29, 2014
Atlanta, Georgia

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (EST)
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
Main Tower Bridge Conference Area, Conference Room B
61 Forsyth Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Information and directions to EPA’s Atlanta office
Register for the hearing

July 29, 2014
Denver, Colorado
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (MDT)
EPA Region 8 Building
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver, CO 80202
Information and directions to EPA’s Denver office
Register for the hearing

July 30, 2014
Washington, DC

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (EST)
William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1153
1201 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Information and directions to EPA Headquarters
Register for the hearing

July 31, 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (EST)
William S. Moorhead Federal Building, Room 1310
1000 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Directions to the William S. Moorhead Federal Building Exit
Register for the hearing

Registration is only required for individuals who wish to present oral testimony; registration is not required to attend and listen to testimony at the public hearings. The registration form, along with more information about these four public hearings can be found here.

Additionally, comments on the Clean Power Plan for existing power plants can be submitted by one of the following methods and must reference Docket ID:  EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0602

  • Submit a comment using this online form.
  • 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.