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Legal Seminar preconference workshop on EPA CO2 regulations

From the July 29, 2014 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published July 29, 2014

By LeAnne Nienhuis
Education and Customer Programs Manager
A preconference workshop on "Navigating the EPA’s CO2 Regulations for Power Plants Amidst Industry Change" is offered on Sunday, Oct. 19 before the American Public Power Association's Legal Seminar, Oct. 19-22 in San Antonio, Texas.

Register for the workshop to learn about key Environmental Protection Agency regulations and explore the legal, technical, and planning consequences for public power utilities. The workshop will focus on the EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new coal and natural gas-fired power plants and the separate proposed rules for existing plants (final rule expected June 2015). The existing source plant proposed rule is unique because the EPA has expanded the concept of who is to be regulated outside the fence line of the power plants—possibly extending the compliance obligations to manufacturing, residential, and commercial customers. This regulatory approach is novel and well outside the scope of the Clean Air Act. Using examples, speakers will answer your questions about contracts, obligations, and the party that rules could be enforced upon.

Leslie Ritts of Ritts Law Group, PLLC, and Theresa Pugh, environmental services director for the American Public Power Association, will lead this preconference workshop, using legal discussions and practical examples.

Another concurrent preconference workshop focuses on capacity markets and resource adequacy. Preconference workshops require an additional registration fee.

The Legal Seminar is an educational and professional development opportunity designed for attorneys—both in-house and outside counsel— representing public power utilities, as well as anyone who oversees utility policy, including senior and mid-level utility managers and elected and appointed officials. Attendees learn about current legal and regulatory developments affecting public power systems as well as the practical legal issues facing municipal utilities.

Visit for details and to register.


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