CONTACT: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC to hold listening session Wednesday, Nov. 5 on
proposed EPA plan to cut carbon emissions in Delaware
DOVER (Oct. 23, 2014) – DNREC will hold an informal listening session Wednesday, Nov. 5 on a proposed plan by the US Environmental Protection Agency to cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from existing power plants that generate electricity from fossil fuels. The session begins at 6 p.m. at Delaware Tech’s Terry Campus, Educational and Technology Bldg., Room 741 A & B, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19901.
The listening session will enable DNREC to meet with the public and informally gather comments on EPA's proposed carbon reduction plan. Prior to taking any formal action, DNREC is seeking input from the public on the best way for Delaware to implement EPA's plan as currently proposed.
That plan, issued June 18, 2014, proposed emissions guidelines for the control of carbon dioxide (CO2) from existing power plants (79 FR 34830) and for modified and reconstructed power plants (79 FR 34960). The EPA comment period for these proposals is currently open, and will close on December 1, 2014. You can learn more about the plan from EPA's website at http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards, and includes proposals, technical analyses, and other supporting information.
Comments may be made to DNREC by attending the listening session, or you may email written comments to Valerie Gray of DNREC’s Division of Air Quality, or you also may send comments by US Mail to: DNREC Division of Air Quality, Attn. Valerie Gray, 655 S. Bay Road, Suite 5N, Dover, DE 19901.
Note that there is no formal DNREC proposal available for comment at this time. Also note that DNREC is gathering input from the public specifically to help inform DNREC’s review of EPA’s proposed rule. If you wish to provide comments to EPA on EPA's proposed rule, you must submit those comments directly to EPA via its website for the proposed carbon reduction plan.
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