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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AS84 Publication ID: Spring 2016 
Title: ●Clean Energy Incentive Program Design and Implementation 
Abstract:

In the final Clean Power Plan (CPP), the EPA provided a Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP), a program that States may use at their own option to incentivize early investments in wind and solar power generation, as well as in energy efficiency measures in low-income communities. On February 9, 2016, the Supreme Court stayed implementation of the Clean Power Plan pending judicial review. While the stay is in place the EPA will not take any action to implement or enforce it. However, the stay does not stop states, tribes, or utilities from continuing to act on climate change. The EPA will move forward developing this action in a way that is consistent with the stay in order to assist those states, tribes, or utilities that have voluntarily decided to move forward, so that they have the requisite tools and information to begin planning and will be ready to participate, if and when the stay is lifted and the Clean Power Plan becomes effective. In the final CPP, the agency laid out the critical parameters of the CEIP and stated that we would undertake additional public and stakeholder engagement and seek input before fully developing the specific details related to the design and implementation of the program. In EPA's proposed Federal Plan and Model Rules, the EPA solicited comments on a number of issues related to implementation of the CEIP. This action will re-propose many of the CEIP related parameters that were proposed in the model trading rules, and provides optional example CEIP rule text for States that choose to incorporate CEIP provisions. This follow-on action is to provide key design and implementation details for the CEIP, including parameters for eligible programs and projects, matching allocation provisions and program participation.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 60    40 CFR 62 (New)   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq    42 U.S.C. 7411 Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 221112 Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Tina Ndoh
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
D205-02,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2750
Fax:919 541-5600
Email: ndoh.tina@epa.gov

Kevin Culligan
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
6204J, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-0611
Email: culligan.kevin@epa.gov