Seeing Clearly, Fighting Fairly<br />EPA’s Role in Regulating Clean Air Across the States<br />Mike Eggl<br />SVP, externa...
Seeing Clearly, Fighting Fairly<br />Clean Air Act / Regional Haze background<br />States impacted<br />Legislative respon...
Environmental Regulatory Timeline for Coal Units<br />'11<br />'12<br />'13<br />'16<br />'15<br />'17<br />‘08<br />'09<b...
CleanAir Act Section 169A 1977<br />Visibility Protection<br />Federal Class I Areas<br />
National goal:<br />The prevention of any future, and the remedying of any existing, impairment of visibility in mandatory...
EPA Regional Haze Regulations 1999<br />
Requires states to submit state implementation plans (SIPs)<br />1. 	Establish goals – reasonable progress – 	eliminate vi...
North Dakota<br />Leland Olds Station (LOS)<br />Basin submitted BART for LOS in August, 2006  <br />     (supplemented 20...
EPA Impacts<br />Regional Haze / Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART)<br />Improving Visibility in Class 1 areas     ...
WildEarth Guardians vs. EPA Consent Decree:<br />EPA obligated to issue regional haze proposal for North Dakota SIP by:<br...
States vs. the Feds<br /><ul><li>40 state plans submitted
Refused: NM and OK
Pending: ND
Pending: WY (?)
Approved: SD
Voluntary FIP: MT (2006)</li></li></ul><li>Response:<br />Legal<br />Public Relations<br />Congressional<br />
Legislation<br />
Funding - States<br />Wyoming  – Increased Governor’s discretionary  funding that could be used for EPA lawsuits<br />Nort...
EPA legislation Federal<br /><ul><li>Senator Inhofe – Introduces discussion draft of Clean Air Act revisions on Regional H...
Letter to the Editor<br />Publications:<br />Bismarck Tribune<br />Fargo Forum <br />Grand Forks Herald<br />Minot Daily N...
Minnesota Senators<br />
Letter to the EditorJuly 17, 2011<br />62 Op-ed Signees<br />
Communicationsefforts<br />www.stopEPAnd.com<br />Partners for Affordable Energy  branded effort<br />Print, TV, radio<br ...
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  • Not all country is under BART. Some parts of the country is under Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR). ND is under BART. Most of western US is under BART.
  • Nox - SCR
  • State of ND preparing to sue EPA. We’ll be in supporting role.
  • Suggested legislation that would put more money in WY and ND to fight this.
  • We wrote. Still discussion draft.
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    1. 1. Seeing Clearly, Fighting Fairly<br />EPA’s Role in Regulating Clean Air Across the States<br />Mike Eggl<br />SVP, external relations and communications<br />
    2. 2. Seeing Clearly, Fighting Fairly<br />Clean Air Act / Regional Haze background<br />States impacted<br />Legislative response<br />Communications efforts<br />ND case study<br />
    3. 3. Environmental Regulatory Timeline for Coal Units<br />'11<br />'12<br />'13<br />'16<br />'15<br />'17<br />‘08<br />'09<br />'10<br />'14<br />Water<br />Ozone<br />SO2 /NO2<br />CAIR<br />SO2 Primary NAAQS <br />Beginning CAIR Phase I Seasonal NOx Cap<br />Effluent Guidelines<br />Final rule expected<br />Revised Ozone NAAQS<br />Effluent Guidelines<br />Compliance 3-5 yrs <br />after final rule<br />Reconsidered Ozone NAAQS<br />Proposed CAIR Replacement Rule Expected<br />SO2/NO2 Secondary NAAQS<br />Final CAIR Replacement Rule Expected<br />Next Ozone NAAQS Revision<br />CAIR Vacated<br />Effluent Guidelines<br />proposed rule<br />expected<br />316(b) final rule<br />expected<br />316(b) Compliance<br />3-4 yrs after final rule<br />CAIR Remanded<br />NO2 Primary NAAQS<br />CO2 Regulation<br />A<br />PM-2.5<br />SIPs due (‘06)<br />Begin CAIR Phase I Annual SO2 Cap<br />PM-2.5 SIPs due (‘97)<br />Next PM-2.5 NAAQS Revision<br />Beginning CAIR Phase II Annual SO2 & NOx Caps<br />Begin CAIR Phase I Annual NOx Cap<br />Beginning CAIR Phase II Seasonal NOx Cap<br />Final Rule for CCBs Mgmt<br />New PM-2.5 NAAQS Designations<br />CAMR & Delisting Rule vacated<br />HAPS MACT final rule expected<br />Begin Compliance Requirements under Final CCB Rule (ground water monitoring, double monitors, closure, dry ash conversion)<br />HAPS MACT Compliance 3 yrs after final rule<br />Compliance with CAIR Replacement Rule<br />HAPs MACT proposed rule <br />Proposed Rule for CCBs Management<br />Final EPA Nonattainment Designations<br />CO2<br />PM2.5<br />316(b) proposed<br />rule expected<br />Hg/HAPS<br />Ash<br />
    4. 4. CleanAir Act Section 169A 1977<br />Visibility Protection<br />Federal Class I Areas<br />
    5. 5. National goal:<br />The prevention of any future, and the remedying of any existing, impairment of visibility in mandatory Class I areas which impairment results from manmade air pollution. <br />No visibility impairments by 2064<br />
    6. 6. EPA Regional Haze Regulations 1999<br />
    7. 7. Requires states to submit state implementation plans (SIPs)<br />1. Establish goals – reasonable progress – eliminate visibility impairment (2064)<br /> 2. Measures to make reasonable progress including: best available retrofit technology (BART) large sources built between 1962 and 1977<br />
    8. 8. North Dakota<br />Leland Olds Station (LOS)<br />Basin submitted BART for LOS in August, 2006 <br /> (supplemented 2007-2010).<br />State of North Dakota submitted <br />Regional Haze State <br />Implementation Plan (SIP) to <br />EPA in March, 2010.<br />EPA notifies North Dakota of its intent to propose partial Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) for BART controls on some units November 29, 2010.<br />ND<br />
    9. 9. EPA Impacts<br />Regional Haze / Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART)<br />Improving Visibility in Class 1 areas (i.e. Theodore National Park) <br />Reducing Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide and Nitric Oxide (NOx)<br />Main disagreement - SCRs<br />Timeline = Current to 2018<br />Costs = Up to $700 million<br />
    10. 10. WildEarth Guardians vs. EPA Consent Decree:<br />EPA obligated to issue regional haze proposal for North Dakota SIP by:<br />March 15, 2011<br />May 13, 2011 <br /> July 21, 2011<br />?<br />Final Action – June 21, 2011<br /> January 26, 2012?<br />
    11. 11. States vs. the Feds<br /><ul><li>40 state plans submitted
    12. 12. Refused: NM and OK
    13. 13. Pending: ND
    14. 14. Pending: WY (?)
    15. 15. Approved: SD
    16. 16. Voluntary FIP: MT (2006)</li></li></ul><li>Response:<br />Legal<br />Public Relations<br />Congressional<br />
    17. 17. Legislation<br />
    18. 18. Funding - States<br />Wyoming – Increased Governor’s discretionary funding that could be used for EPA lawsuits<br />North Dakota – $1 million added to the Department of Health’s budget <br />
    19. 19. EPA legislation Federal<br /><ul><li>Senator Inhofe – Introduces discussion draft of Clean Air Act revisions on Regional Haze</li></ul>Discourages EPA micromanaging state efforts to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA), while ensuring EPA considers the economic impacts of these State Implementation Plans (SIPs).<br />Senator Hoeven<br />Senator Inhofe<br />
    20. 20. Letter to the Editor<br />Publications:<br />Bismarck Tribune<br />Fargo Forum <br />Grand Forks Herald<br />Minot Daily News<br />Dickinson Press<br />Valley City Times<br />Jamestown Sun<br />Beulah Beacon<br />Hazen Star<br />
    21. 21. Minnesota Senators<br />
    22. 22. Letter to the EditorJuly 17, 2011<br />62 Op-ed Signees<br />
    23. 23. Communicationsefforts<br />www.stopEPAnd.com<br />Partners for Affordable Energy branded effort<br />Print, TV, radio<br />Earned media<br />Social media engagement<br />Employee push<br />Letter to the editor<br />Organizational support<br />
    24. 24. TV spot<br />
    25. 25. www.stopEPAnd.com<br />
    26. 26. Facebook: “Like” www.stopEPAnd.com<br />
    27. 27. Questions?<br />
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