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Regional reductions clear skies and the transport rule

Regional Reductions: Clear Skies and the Transport Rule

  • Transport rule will proceed in concert with legislative effort to pass Clear Skies Act

    • Need to follow both paths to achieve reductions as expeditiously as possible

  • During the next decade significant reductions can be achieved more quickly and cost-effectively through the Clear Skies Act

    • But, we cannot guarantee legislation will be enacted

  • To move forward expeditiously to achieve reductions through a Transport Rule, we have looked at the most aggressive schedule we think possible

    • Aim to propose in late 2003/early 2004

    • Final early to mid-2005


Regional reductions clear skies and the transport rule

Transport Rule Activities

  • Identify states and tribal areas whose future emissions will “contribute significantly” to downwind nonattainment if nothing more is done to reduce them.

  • Establish emissions budgets, but give flexibility:

    • Statewide budget, leaving states to decide what sources to control.

    • Provide an optional cap-and-trade program for sources.

  • Include compliance schedule, monitoring, reporting, and accountability provisions.


Regional reductions clear skies and the transport rule

Transport Rule Activities, cont.

  • Conduct regional-scale air quality modeling using the latest available emissions inventories

  • Conduct analysis of air quality and other data to provide insights into the nature of transport

    • Data from speciation trends network

    • Source apportionment by receptor models

    • Meteorological data

  • Develop framework for interstate emissions trading program


Transport rule current work

Transport Rule: Current Work

  • Compiling and reviewing source apportionment studies published in last 3 years

  • Conducting back trajectory analyses for 12 eastern sites

  • Evaluating potential interface between Title IV allowance trading and transport rule trading

  • Collaboration with Government Partners

    • State & Local air pollution agencies (through STAPPA/ALAPCO)

    • Tribes (through NTAA)

    • Federal Land Managers

    • Covering technical and trading rule issues


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