On October 23, 2015, EPA promulgated its Clean Power Plan pursuant to its authority under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. The rule requires states to develop and implement plans which ensure that existing electric generation units (EGUs) comply with carbon dioxide (CO2) standards prescribed by EPA. Twenty-four (24) facilities in Louisiana will be impacted by the rule.
On February 9, 2016, the United States Supreme Court stayed EPA’s Clean Power Plan “pending disposition of the applicants’ petitions for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and disposition of the applicants’ petition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is sought.” Interested parties should understand that EPA’s current Clean Power Plan may be substantially modified or vacated in its entirety.
How Can I Participate in the Development of Louisiana’s Plan?
LDEQ will be conducting one or more listening sessions such that the public can provide input on the development of Louisiana's state plan. Notices of these listening sessions will be published in The Advocate (or local newspaper for sessions conducted outside of Baton Rouge), posted on LDEQ’s Public Notices webpage, and announced via the electronic notification “listserv” described below.