IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 18, 2012
Mr. Moran (for himself and Mr. Roberts) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To allow for a reasonable compliance deadline for certain States subject to the Cross State Air Pollution Rule.
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.
In this Act:
The term Administrator means the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Clean Air Interstate Rule
The term Clean Air Interstate Rule
means the final rule promulgated by the Administrator entitled
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)).
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
Federal Implementation Plans To Reduce Interstate Transport of Fine Particulate
Matter and Ozone (77 Fed. Reg. 10324 (February 21, 2012)).
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.