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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AR88 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units 
Abstract: This final rule will amend the electric generating units (EGU) New Source Performance Standards for modified and reconstructed facilities for greenhouse gas (GHG) under Clean Air Act section 111(b). 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60   
Legal Authority: CAA 111   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date

Statement of Need: The issuance of standards of performance for modified and reconstructed power plants is an action item in President Obama's Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP calls for the EPA to issue a proposal by no later than June 1, 2014 and to issue a final rule by no later than June 1, 2015.

Summary of the Legal Basis: CO2 is a regulated pollutant and thus is subject to regulation under section 111 of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990.

Alternatives: Alternatives were discussed in the proposal preamble published on June 18, 2014, at 79 FR 34959.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: The EPA anticipates few covered units will trigger the reconstruction or modification provisions in the period of analysis (through 2025). As a result, we do not anticipate any significant costs or benefits associated with this proposal.

Risks: The risk addressed is the current and future threat of climate change to public health adn welfare, as demonstrated in the 2009 Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/18/2014  79 FR 34959   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/16/2014 
Final Rule  06/00/2015 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0603
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 2060-AQ91, Related to 2060-AR33 
Agency Contact:
Christian Fellner
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243-01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4003
Fax:919 541-5450

Nick Swanson
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-4080