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SB 1365 Carbon dioxide emissions; DEQ to develop state plan to regulate emissions.
SUMMARY AS PASSED SENATE: (all summaries)
Clean Power Plan; state implementation plan; General Assembly approval. Requires the Department of Environmental Quality (the Department) to consider certain factors, seek input from the State Corporation Commission, and meet with interested members of the General Assembly as the Department develops a state implementation plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants prior to submitting the plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval. The bill also requires the Department to report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the status of the plan by December 1, 2015, and each year thereafter until December 1, 2019.