PO Box 15004, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5004
Phone: (928) 523-0526
Fax: (928) 523-1266 Andy.Bessler@nau.edu
NTAA Air Topics:
Clean Power Plan
EPA’s Clean Power Plan : On Monday, August 3rd, 2015 the U.S. EPA announced the final Clean Power Plan
to establish final emission guidelines for states to follow in developing plans to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from
existing fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). Here is NTAA’s Policy Response Kit on EPA’s Clean Power Plan:
NTAA’s comments on the Clean Power Plan’s Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). Comments were due into EPA on December 15th.
EPA sought early comments as the CEIP is developed as an early incentive for states and Tribes to reduce GHG emissions by developing
renewable sources of energy.
NTAA is currently drafting comments that are due on January 21, 2016 on EPA’s proposed Federal Plan that will cover Indian Country
and can be used by states that decide not to develop their own plans.
The NTAA has published aWhite Paper on EPA’s Final Clean Power Plan that identifies items contained in the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA’s) Proposed Clean Power Plan for which NTAA provided comments and how EPA addressed such items in the Final Clean
Power Plan. This White Paper will be used to help draft NTAA comments on the proposed Federal Plan and proposed Clean Energy Incentive Program.
NTAA Free Webinar for Tribes, “EPA’s Clean Power Plan – How to Submit Comments to EPA,” October 15th, 10 AM (PDT)/1 PM (EDT). Call duration is
1 hour (incl. Q&A).
This webinar will briefly go over EPA’s Clean Power Plan, focusing on how Tribes can go about gathering the pertinent information and then submitting
their comments on the rule to EPA. Speakers include NTAA’s Andy Bessler, Bob Gruenig and EPA’s Laura McKelvey. Visit the NTAA website
that provides some general information on typical PRK contents/how these actions relate to the current comment solicitation.
Please register here for the free webinar.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Under President Obama's Climate Action Plan,
EPA is proposing approaches to reduce carbon pollution from new and existing power plants. In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global climate change from power plants, the U.S. EPA created the
Clean Power Plan in 2014.
As part of the Clean Air Act, EPA is authorized to regulate CO2 as a pollutant from existing plants in order to meet the goal of reducing CO2 emissions 30% by 2030. EPA is working with states, tribes, and utilities
to create state implementation plans and reduce carbon pollution based upon 4 building blocks including: 1) Making existing coal plants more efficient, 2) using existing natural gas plants more effectively, 3) increasing
renewable energy use and 4) increasing end-use energy efficiency.
In order to help Tribes better understand the Clean Power Plan and how it will be implemented, NTAA has several resources listed below:
NTAA’s Policy Response Kit on EPA’s Clean Power Plan can be found here
and includes regionally-specific fact sheets.
U.S. EPA provides a document and table
that provides a summary of information about the areas of Indian Country and U.S. territories covered by U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan Supplemental Proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants.
U.S. EPA provides a tool kit for co-regulators like states and Tribes to determine the most cost-effective approaches
to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the power sector.
The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA) has developed a technical document identifying a wide range of technologies, programs and policies that agencies might employ to reduce greenhouse
gas (GHG) emissions from the power sector as part of a CPP implementation plan. Entitled Implementing EPA’s Clean Power Plan: A Menu of Options, the tool is available for