This chart is a reproduction of this chart from EEI that has been used to suggest that EPA’s regulatory timeline is unworkable1. However, as illustrated here, the original chart consists mostly of procedural events and activities that will not impose a direct compliance obligation on power plants.
WRI has identified four categories of EPA activities on the EEI timeline that are potentially misleading, marked with color-coded “X”s as follows:
Click here to see a revised chart of only new compliance obligations.
If states believe that the only way to come into attainment of NAAQS standards is by obtaining additional reductions from electric generators, then the most likely way for states to effect those changes is through modification of the existing regulations that already control emissions of those same pollutants. EPA could undertake similar action through a future update to the Transport rule. ↩