Primer on GHG Regulation under the Clean Air Act: NSPS Rulemaking Process
Author(s): Brooks Rainey Pearson and Jonas Monast
Published: March 2011
In December 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency entered into two settlement agreements requiring it to incorporate greenhouse gas emissions into the new source performance standards (NSPS) for natural gas, oil, and coal-fired electricity-generating units and petroleum refineries. This primer provides a general overview of the NSPS rulemaking and implementation process.