Dear Administrator Wheeler:
The Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America (“the Chamber”) appreciates the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA’s”) proposed amendments to the Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units, Proposed Rule, Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2013–0495; FRL–9987–85–OAR, 83 Fed. Reg. 65424 (Dec. 20, 2018) (the “Proposal” or “Proposed Rule”).
The Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million business of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. The Chamber is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and defending America’s free enterprise system. In general, the Chamber supports EPA’s Proposal, and urges EPA to move forward promptly to finalize amendments. The Chamber also believes there are aspects of the Proposal that could be improved further, and outlines those in these comments.