H.R. 3616 (112th): Generator Regulatory Relief Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Dec 08, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3616

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 8, 2011

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To provide that the rules of the Environmental Protection Agency entitled National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines have no force or effect with respect to existing stationary compression and spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines operated to generate electricity for emergency or demand response purposes, or for the purpose of operating a water pump.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Generator Regulatory Relief Act of 2011.

2.

Existing stationary compression ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines

The final rule published by the Environmental Protection Agency on March 3, 2010, entitled National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (75 Fed. Reg. 9648), and any subsequent regulation that is substantially the same shall have no force or effect with respect to existing stationary compression ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines (as that term is used in the rule) that are operated—

(1)

to generate electricity for emergency or demand response purposes; or

(2)

for the purpose of operating a water pump.

3.

Existing stationary spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines

The final rule published by the Environmental Protection Agency on August 20, 2010, entitled National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (75 Fed. Reg. 51570), the direct final action published by the Environmental Protection Agency on March 9, 2011, entitled National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (76 Fed. Reg. 12863), and any subsequent regulation that is substantially the same shall have no force or effect with respect to existing stationary spark ignition reciprocating internal combustion engines (as that term is used in the rules) that are operated—

(1)

to generate electricity for emergency or demand response purposes; or

(2)

for the purpose of operating a water pump.