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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Dear Stakeholder:

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public listening session in San Francisco to solicit input from the public and stakeholders as the EPA develops Clean Air Act guidelines to reduce carbon emissions for existing power plants. Power plants are the nation’s largest stationary source of carbon pollution, responsible for about one third of all greenhouse gases in the United States.

Taking steps to cut harmful carbon pollution will move us toward a cleaner, healthier, more stable environment for future generations, while supplying the reliable, affordable energy needed for economic growth. The feedback from this public listening session, as well as written input received by email, will play an important role in helping EPA develop smart, cost-effective guidelines that reflect the latest and best information available.

The Clean Air Act gives both EPA and states a role in reducing air pollution from power plants that are already in operation. The law directs EPA to establish guidelines, which states use to design their own programs to reduce emissions. Before proposing guidelines, EPA must consider how power plants with a variety of configurations would be able to reduce carbon pollution in cost-effective ways.

DATE: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
TIME: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST
EPA REGION & LOCATION:
US EPA Region 9
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, California

EPA’s Regional Administrator, Jared Blumenfeld, and EPA’s Region 9 Air Division Director, Deborah Jordan, will be providing brief remarks as context for the day’s session at 9:00 am, and again at 1:00 pm.

If you would like to speak at the session, visit http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-st ... g-sessions to register and click on the check box indicating your interest in speaking. Some seating will be available for those who plan to attend without speaking. Please be prepared for a security check upon entry to this federally-leased building.

Since seating is limited, EPA has added a live video webcast. To register, please visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/443584954. Note that there are ten other EPA public hearing sessions scheduled across the country.

EPA is also seeking written input. Please email written information by November 8, 2013 to carbonpollutioninput@epa.gov . The agency will seek additional public input during the notice and comment period after it issues a proposal, by June 2014.

More information about EPA’s carbon pollution standards for the power sector: http://www2.epa.gov/carbon-pollution-standards


Ray Saracino, Industry Clean Energy Lead | Clean Energy and Climate Change Office
USEPA Region 9 (AIR-9) | 75 Hawthorne Street | San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 972-3361 | saracino.ray@epa.gov | http://www.epa.gov/region9/climatechange
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