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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend a 2015 rule “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions from New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.” The proposed amendments by the EPA include:

  1. ‘Its previous determination that the best system of emission reduction for newly constructed coal-fired steam generating units is partial carbon capture and storage. Instead, the EPA proposes to find that the [best system of emission reduction] for this source category is the most efficient demonstrated steam cycle.’

  2. Separate standards of performance for large and small steam generating units that have been newly constructed or reconstructed.

  3. ‘Separate standards of performance for newly constructed and reconstructed coal refuse-fired electric utility generating units.’

  4. ‘The maximally stringent standards for large modifications of steam generating units’ so that the standards are ‘consistent with the standards for reconstructed large and small steam generating units.’