Air Quality Division: EPA Clean Power Plan Stakeholder Process: Phase III (August 3, 2015 - September 6, 2016)

Phase III began on August 3, 2015 when the EPA finalized the Clean Power Plan Rule to cut carbon pollution from existing power plants and was originally scheduled to end on September 6, 2016, the date an initial submittal was due. However, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay of the rule’s effectiveness on February 9th, 2016. States need not comply with Clean Power Plan’s deadlines while the stay is in effect.

ADEQ has decided to slow, but not stop, work on the Clean Power Plan. The department will focus on creating a “time capsule” to capture the progress made to date. It has also been ADEQ’s experience that federal plans rarely strike the appropriate balance between the benefits of the plan and impacts to our unique environment, economy, and communities. To that end, ADEQ, the stakeholder group, and the technical work group will continue efforts to ensure that Arizona is well positioned to produce a state plan and avoid the imposition of a federal plan.

Upcoming Clean Power Plan Stakeholder meetings will be held at the ADEQ office in Phoenix. The dates noted below are currently scheduled. Please verify dates and times prior to scheduled meetings. A parking map is available here.

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
Room 3175
1110 West Washington Street, Phoenix, 85007

Phone participants: call 1-877-820-7829/passcode 228497#
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Information related to Phase III stakeholder meetings, including meeting agendas, notes, and presentations is available below.

  • September 1, 2015
  • October 6, 2015
    • Proposed Federal Plan Presentation -- (PDF)
    • EPA on Vulnerable Communities -- (PDF)
  • November 3, 2015
    • Vulnerable Communities Presentation -- (PDF)
    • EJ Screening Report for the Clean Power Plan -- (PDF)
    • Initial Clean Power Plan Submittals Under Section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act -- (PDF)
    • DRAFT ADEQ CPP Work Plan for Initial Submittal (revised 11/4/2015)-- (PDF)
    • Proposed Federal Plan Comments -- (PDF)
  • January 5, 2016
    • Fourth Quarter 2015 Report to Joint Legislative Review Committee -- (PDF)
    • Proposed Federal Plan and CEIP Stakeholder Comments (updated 12-30-2015) -- (Excel)
    • ADEQ CPP Work Plan for Initial Submittal (updated 12-30-2015) -- (PDF)
    • Compliance Options Diagram -- (PDF)
    • Environmental Stakeholders' Comments, 1-5-16 -- (PDF)
    • January 2016 Vulnerable Communities Outreach Plan and Report -- (PDF)
    • Proposed Federal Plan Comments (updated 1-15-16) -- (Excel)
  • Comments on EPA's Proposed Federal Plan and CEIP
    • ADEQ Comments on CEIP, submitted 12-15-15 -- (PDF)
    • AEE Comments on CEIP, 12-10-15 -- (PDF)
    • CNEE Comments on CEIP, 12-15-15 -- (PDF)
    • AUG Comments on CEIP, 12-15-15 -- (PDF)
    • ADEQ Request for Extension of Federal Plan Comment Period, 12-23-2015 -- (PDF)
    • ADEQ Comments on Federal Plan, submitted 1-21-16 -- (PDF)
    • Southwest Power Group Comments on Federal Plan, submitted 1-21-16 -- (PDF)
    • WRA Comments on EPA CPP Model Rule, submitted 1-21-16 -- (PDF)
    • AEE Comments on EM&V Guidance, 1-21-16 -- (PDF)
    • AEE Comments on Federal Plan, 1-21-16 -- (PDF)
  • February 10, 2016
    • WPTF Comments to ADEQ on state CPP, 1-26-16 -- (PDF)
    • AZ CPP Initial Submittal Work Plan, updated 2-4-16 -- (PDF)
    • Vulnerable Communities Outreach Plan and Report -- (PDF)
    • Compliance Options vs. 10 Principles -- (PDF)
  • Technical Work Group
    • TWG Meeting Summary, 1-28-16 -- (PDF)
    • TWG Meeting Summary, 3-31-16 -- (PDF)
    • TWG Meeting Summary, 5-12-16 -- (PDF)
    • ASU CPP Analysis -- (PDF)

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