The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four public hearings in mid-November to discuss the proposed Federal Plan and Model Rules for the Clean Power Plan, reports NAHB Now, the blog of the National Association of Home Builders.

The final rule includes key changes championed by NAHB on behalf of our members. It has triggered a series of state actions as states develop their plans to be in compliance with EPA-established emission reduction requirements.

The proposed rule, which goes into effect on Dec. 22, contains multiple companion items to help implement the Clean Power Plan, including two model rules that states could use—once finalized—for their compliance plans to ease the approval process. It also includes two draft federal plans and provisions covering details to the Clean Energy Incentive Program.

The four public hearings are:

·         Nov. 12-13 in Pittsburgh
·         Nov. 16-17 in Denver
·         Nov. 18-19 in Washington, DC.
·         Nov. 19-20 in Atlanta

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