Letter to EPA Water Policy on Proposed Electric Power Rule
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairmen Sam Graves (R-MO) and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Chairman David Rouzer (R-NC) wrote the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Water regarding a proposed rule in the Federal Register titled “Supplemental Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generated Point Source Category,” which was published on March 29, 2023.
The Chairmen requested a 60-day extension to the comment deadline for the Supplemental Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category proposed rule. The current comment deadline is May 30. The proposed rule will likely have major consequences on steam electric power plant operations, leading to potentially significant rate increases and economic impacts. Given the complexity of the rule, its impacts, and the amount of supporting materials to review, there should not be a rush to put this rule in place at the expense of the affected power plants and their customers.
Read the full letter here.