Many entities prepared analyses or developed compliance guides after the Clean Power Plan was proposed but before the final rule was issued. Two such tools that we want to share are from the Eastern Interconnection States Planning Council (EISPC), a project of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), and the National Association of Clean Air Agencies (NACAA). These tools, as well as others, may prove useful for those monitoring or engaged in the development of implementation plans in their states or at the federal level via EPA’s proposed federal plan requirements.
EISPC’s Multistate Coordination Resources for Clean Power Plan Compliance was released in June 2015. Recognizing the barriers to coordination between states on Clean Power Plan compliance and the potential economic and program benefits to be gained from such coordination, EISPC strives to lower those barriers. This package includes a multistate planning checklist, a legislative language examples checklist (under development), and sample memorandum of understanding.
NACAA released its tool entitled Implementing EPA’s Clean Power Plan: A Menu of Options to help states develop compliance plans. On the menu are in-depth looks at a variety of approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, ranging from policy to technology options.