|EPA Clean Power Plan 111(D)|
On June 2, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations that would reduce the carbon pollution from existing power plants. These are part of the EPA's broader "Clean Power Plan" and are commonly referred to as the "111d Rules". EPA plans to finalize the rules by June 1, 2015 and states must submit an implementation plan to the EPA by June 30, 2016. To learn more about the proposed rule, visit the EPA's website, and to learn about the development of the State of Iowa implementation plan, visit the DNR's website.
The proposed rules would have extensive and long term impacts on the electric utility industry. IAMU is engaged with member utilities, affiliated joint action agencies, the EPA, the Iowa DNR, the Iowa IUB, and other stakeholders to improve the workability and affordability of implementing the rule. On December 1, 2014 IAMU submitted comments to the EPA on the proposed rule addressing the concerns of Iowa's municipal utilities.
In addition, the American Public Power Association filed extensive comments with the EPA:
The State of Iowa submitted joint comments from the DNR, IUB, and Iowa Economic Development Authority: