• U.S. Chamber Second Extension Request to EPA on Powerplant Rule

July 13, 2023

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today requested a comment period extension from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) based upon the EPA’s introduction of new significant and material information to the docket.

Dear Administrator Regan:

On May 26, 2023, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) requested a comment period extension of at least 60 days for the proposed rules entitled New Source Performance Standards for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Fossil FuelFired Electric Generating Units: Emission Guidelines for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Existing Fossil Fuel-Fired Electric Generating Units; and Repeal of the Affordable Clean Energy Rule (or “Powerplant Rules”). 1 That publication commenced an abbreviated 60-day timeline for public comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the Powerplant Rules, which were announced only shortly before such Federal Register publication.