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October 02, 2013

EPA to Hold Public Listening Sessions on Reducing Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold 11 public listening sessions across the country to solicit ideas and input from the public and stakeholders about the best Clean Air Act approaches to reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants. Power plants are the nation’s largest stationary source of carbon pollution, responsible for about one third of all greenhouse gas pollution in the United States.

 The Clean Air Act gives both EPA and states a role in reducing air pollution from power plants that are already in operation. The law directs EPA to establish guidelines, which states use to design their own programs to reduce emissions. Before proposing guidelines, EPA must consider how power plants with a variety of different configurations would be able to reduce carbon pollution in a cost-effective way.

 The feedback from these 11 public listening sessions will play an important role in helping EPA develop smart, cost-effective guidelines that reflect the latest and best information available. The agency will seek additional public input during the notice and comment period once it issues a proposal, by June 2014.

 For more information on these sessions and to register online, go to: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards/public-listening-sessions. For those who cannot attend these sessions, input can be e-mailed to [email protected] by November 8, 2013.

 More information about EPA’s carbon pollution standards for the power sector: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards

 Public Sessions on Reducing Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants (all times are local):

DATE: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EDT
EPA REGION & LOCATION:
 US EPA New England
 Memorial Hall
 5 Post Office Square
 Boston

DATE: Friday, October 18, 2013
TIME: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EDT
EPA REGION & LOCATION:
 US EPA Region 3
 William J. Green, Jr. Federal Building
 600 Arch Street
 Philadelphia

DATE: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
TIME: 9:00 am - 12 Noon; and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
EPA REGION & LOCATION:
US EPA Region 2
290 Broadway, Room 27A
New York

 DATE: October 23, 2013
 TIMES: 2:00 – 5:00 pm; and 6:00 – 9:00 pm EDT
 EPA REGION & LOCATION:
US EPA Region 4
Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
Bridge Conference Rooms
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta

 DATE: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
 TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm MDT (last 2 hours for call ins)
 EPA REGION & LOCATION:
US EPA Region 8
1595 Wynkoop Street
Denver

 DATE: Monday, November 4, 2013
TIME: 4:00 – 8:00 pm CST
 EPA REGION & LOCATION:
US EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa

 DATE: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
 TIME: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
EPA REGION & LOCATION:
US EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne St.
San Francisco

DATE: Thursday, November 7, 2013
TIME: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
LOCATION:
 US EPA Headquarters
 William Jefferson Clinton East
 1201 Constitution Ave.
 Washington, DC

DATE: Thursday, November 7, 2013
TIME: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm CST
EPA REGION & LOCATION:
 US EPA Region 6
 Auditorium- 1st floor
 J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
 1515 Young St.
 Dallas

DATE: Thursday, November 7, 2013
TIME: 3:00 – 6:00 pm PST
EPA REGION & LOCATION:
 US EPA Region 10
 Jackson Federal Bldg.
 915 Second Ave.
 Seattle

DATE: November 8, 2013
TIME: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
EPA REGION & LOCATION:
 US EPA Region 5
 Metcalfe Federal Building
 Lake Michigan Room
 77 W. Jackson Blvd.
 Chicago

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