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Submit comments by March 10, 2014

This proposed rule will amend the new source performance standards (NSPS) for electric generating units (EGUs) and will establish the first NSPS for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The rule will establish CO2 emission standards for certain new and reconstructed fossil fuel-fired electric generating units. Rules for existing sources can only be implemented after finalization of new-source rules.

You may comment on any element of this regulation and/or EPA’s lengthy justification, but the requirement for geologic storage of the captured CO2 or its use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) may be of special interest to some AAPG members.

Seethe full notice in the January 8, 2014, Federal Register, including the supplementary material that discusses geologic storage and enhanced oil recovery.

With regard to geologic storage and EOR, EPA states:

Comments are due by March 10, 2014. Submit comments using one of the following methods:

Paul Britt
Chair DPA Governmental Affairs Committee

Edith Allison
GEO-DC Director