S. 2300 (112th): A bill to allow for a reasonable compliance deadline for certain States subject to the Cross State ...

...Air Pollution Rule.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Apr 18, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2300

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 18, 2012

(for himself and Mr. Roberts) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

A BILL

To allow for a reasonable compliance deadline for certain States subject to the Cross State Air Pollution Rule.

1.

Finding

Congress finds that an approximate 180-day period before which States and utilities are required to comply with certain new rules regarding maximum permissible emissions of ozone, sulfur dioxide, or nitrogen oxides under the Cross State Air Pollution Rule is insufficient for those States and utilities to achieve that compliance.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Administrator

The term Administrator means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

(2)

Clean Air Interstate Rule

The term Clean Air Interstate Rule means the final rule promulgated by the Administrator entitled Rule To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone (Clean Air Interstate Rule); Revisions to Acid Rain Program; Revisions to the NOX SIP Call (70 Fed. Reg. 25162 (May 12, 2005)).

(3)

Cross State Air Pollution Rule

The term Cross State Air Pollution Rule means the final rule promulgated by the Administrator entitled Federal Implementation Plans: Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone and Correction of SIP Approvals (76 Fed. Reg. 48208 (August 8, 2011)) and revisions to that final rule entitled Revisions to Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate Matter and Ozone (77 Fed. Reg. 10324 (February 21, 2012)).

3.

Extension of compliance deadline

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a State that was not required to reduce emissions or levels of ozone, sulfur dioxide, or nitrogen oxides under the Clean Air Interstate Rule shall not be required to comply with any requirement under the Cross State Air Pollution Rule before January 1, 2017.