Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

A rule mandated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requiring states to reduce the air pollution emitted by companies in their state. The rule applies if the EPA declares that the state permits too much air pollution. The rule was adopted in 2011.
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New federal regulations, including the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), have created a need for efficient and effective emissions control technology.
Critics of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule say it could cause rolling blackouts and the loss of much-needed jobs in Texas and blamed the EPA for not affording the state due process to comment before handing down a January 1, 2012 deadline.
The report: "Ensuring a Clean, Modern Electric Generating Fleet while Maintaining Electric System Reliability - Fall 2011 Update," is the third installment in a series of reports focusing on the reliability implications of two EPA clean air rules affecting the electric power sector: the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule ("Transport Rule") and the Utility Mercury and Air Toxics Rule ("Utility MACT").
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of a final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule "goes directly to the distant sources of pollution that have long bedeviled clean air strategies in Vermont, New England and other areas of the country.
Fluor is extremely well positioned to support our customers and partners who must retrofit their generating fleets to comply with the requirements of the cross-state air pollution rule (CSAPR) and the electric generating unit maximum achievable control technology (EGU MACT) standards," said Dave Dunning, president of Fluor's Power Group.
The new Cross-State Air Pollution Rule calls for greater reductions in domestic NOx emissions starting on January 1, 2012.
Includes ULTRA[TM] Systems in China and Domestic Orders Following Enactment of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
NERA's analysis projects that EPA's Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and proposed Maximum Achievable Control Technology, coal combustion residuals, and cooling water intake requirements for power plants would, over the 2012-2020 period:
The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) could lead to operational problems on power and gas pipeline networks, exceed $20 billion in new emissions equipment costs and drop domestic coal demand 15% by 2014.
DALLAS -- Luminant today filed with the United States Environmental Protection Agency its request that the agency reconsider aspects of its final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.
This rule, known as the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), requires 27 states to significantly improve air quality by reducing power plant emissions that contribute to ozone and/or fine particle pollution in other states.
In my analysis of both the Toxics Rule and what is now being called the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, I have identified a combined additional $16.