H.R. 6172 (112th): To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing any rule imposing any standard of ...

...performance for carbon dioxide emissions from any existing or new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jul 24, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6172

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 24, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Griffith of Virginia, Mr. Holden, Mrs. Lummis, Mrs. Capito, Mr. Johnson of Ohio, Mr. Altmire, Mr. Costello, and Mr. Cardoza) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing any rule imposing any standard of performance for carbon dioxide emissions from any existing or new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit unless and until carbon capture and storage is found to be technologically and economically feasible.

1.

No finalization of any standard of performance for carbon dioxide emissions from any existing or new fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit until compliance technology is feasible

(a)

In general

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall not finalize any rule imposing any standard of performance under section 111 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7411) for emissions of carbon dioxide from any existing or new source that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit unless and until at least 3 of the 4 officials listed in subsection (b) publish in the Federal Register, and submit to the Congress, a report finding that carbon capture and storage is technologically and economically feasible for fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating units.

(b)

Listed officials

The officials listed in this subsection are—

(1)

the Administrator of the Energy Information Administration;

(2)

the Comptroller General of the United States;

(3)

the Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory; and

(4)

the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology.

(c)

Definitions

In this section, the terms existing source and new source have the meanings given such term in section 111(a) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7411(a)).