On September 7, 2016, EPA finalized an update to the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) for the 2008 ozone national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS). Under the final ruling, 22 states, including Texas, have revised power sector budgets (tonnage-based state-level emission limits) and allowance trading programs for the NOx ozone season. The EPA is issuing federal implementation plans (FIPs) for the 22 CSAPR update states under which the affected electricity generating units (EGUs) in each state are required to reduce emissions to comply with program requirements beginning with the 2017 ozone season (May 1 through September 30). More information will follow in next month's news update.
For more information about the CSAPR final rule, click here.
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