DEQ is announcing an informal public comment period on EPA's Clean Power Plan. Prior to taking any formal action, DEQ is seeking general input from the public on the best way to implement EPA's emission guidelines for existing power plants. Please visit the DEQ greenhouse gas page (www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/Air/GreenhouseGasPlan.aspx) for the full announcement.
EPA's final Clean Power Plan has been issued. For more information, visit EPA's Clean Power Plan web site (http://www2.epa.gov/cleanpowerplan). Opportunities for public participation will be posted on the DEQ greenhouse gas page (www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/Air/GreenhouseGasPlan.aspx) as they become available.
EPA has announced that it will finalize its Clean Power proposals by mid-summer 2015. In addition, the agency will be starting the regulatory process to develop a proposed federal plan. See EPA's fact sheet (http://www2.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-01/documents/20150107fs-key-dates.pdf) for more information.