On February 21, 2018 the Department of Ecology adopted amendments to Chapter 173-407 WAC Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Requirements and Emissions Performance Standard for Power Plants (formerly named Carbon Dioxide Mitigation Program, Greenhouse Gases Emissions Performance Standard and Sequestration Plans and Programs For Thermal Electric Generating Facilities).
This rule requires power plants and units to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, meet the greenhouse gas emissions performance standard, and develop and implement plans or programs to reduce greenhouse gases as approved by Ecology. This rule also describes Ecology’s consultation with Utilities and Transportation Commission and consumer-owned utilities.
Announcement phase (CR-101)
Feb. 7, 2017
Rule development phase
February 7, 2016 - October 4, 2017
Public input & involvement
Stakeholder Meeting and Informal Comment Periods
Ecology held a stakeholder meeting to discuss possible revisions to the rule. Ecology also had three informal comment periods to give stakeholders opportunities to review and provide informal comments before official public comment period starts. The stakeholder meeting and informal comment periods schedule with supporting documents are listed below:
|Thursday, April 13, 2017
||1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
||draft rule (3/31/17)
|Ecology / phone
|comments due by Friday, May 12, 2017
||draft rule (4/11/17)
|comments due by Friday, June 16, 2017
||draft rule (5/26/17)
|comments due by Friday, July 28, 2017
||draft rule (7/17/17)
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