- The compliance timeline has been postponed from 2020 to 2022. In addition the EPA instituted a glide path that allows for more gradual emission reduction between 2022 and 2030.
- The energy efficiency building block was removed from the calculation of emission reduction targets. However because energy efficiency is one of the lowest cost measures for reducing emissions, EPA expects it to be incorporated into many state compliance plans.States will have additional time to develop compliance plans. States must submit an initial filing by the fall of 2016, but may be granted a two year extension to submit their final compliance plan.
- The EPA has proposed a model to allow interstate trading of allowances without the need for multistate compliance plans.
- A reliability safety valve has been added to allow plants to run for reliability reasons without emissions counting against them.
The Iowa DNR has already scheduled a stakeholder meeting on September 9 at the DNR Air Quality Bureau in Windsor Heights, Iowa. Information about this meeting will be posted on the DNR’s website... CLICK HERE.
Links to the final rule, technical support documents, and fact sheets are available on the EPA’s website:...CLICK HERE
Additional information is available from the American Public Power Association...CLICK HERE