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S. 1934 (115th): Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 4, 2018 (Passed the Senate).


115th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 1934

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power engines due to emission control devices, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Alaska Remote Generator Reliability and Protection Act.

2.

Revision of regulations required

(a)

In general

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall revise section 60.4216(c) of title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of this Act), by striking that was not certified and all that follows through compared to engine-out emissions and inserting must have that engine certified as meeting at least Tier 3 PM standards.

(b)

Emissions and energy reliability study

Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall submit to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives a report assessing options for the Federal Government to assist remote areas in the State of Alaska in meeting the energy needs of those areas in an affordable and reliable manner using—

(1)

existing emissions control technology; or

(2)

other technology that achieves emissions reductions similar to the technology described in paragraph (1).

Passed the Senate December 4, 2018.

Secretary