H. R. 6501
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 21, 2012
Mr. Berg introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing certain proposed rules under the Clean Air Act if a State regulatory authority gives notice that such a rule will lead to a 3 percent or greater increase in the price of electricity for end-use consumers.
This Act may be cited as the
Energy Consumer Protection Act of
No finalization of certain NSPS rules
If any State regulatory authority informs the Administrator that a proposed rule described in paragraph (2) is likely to lead to a 3 percent or greater increase in the price of electricity for end-use consumers, then the Administrator may not finalize such rule.
A proposed rule described in this paragraph is a proposed rule that imposes any standard of performance under section 111 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7411) for emissions of any greenhouse gas from any existing source, or new source, that is a fossil fuel-fired electric utility generating unit.
In this section:
The term Administrator means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
The term existing source has the meaning given such term in section 111 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7411).
The term greenhouse gas means any of the following:
The term new source has the meaning given such term in section 111 of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7411).
State regulatory authority
The term State regulatory authority has the meaning given such term in section 3 of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 796).