H.R.2909 - To amend the Federal Power Act to establish requirements regarding the operation of certain electric generating facilities, and for other purposes.105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] (Introduced 11/07/1997)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||11/20/1997 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Power. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2909 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/07/1997)
Amends the Federal Power Act with respect to procedures and administrative provisions to direct the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to: (1) calculate a generation performance standard (equal to a certain statutory tonnage cap) for oxides of nitrogen, sulfate fine particulate matter, and any other air pollutant released in significant quantities by electric generating units; (2) set forth schedules of statutory tonnage caps for emissions of oxides of nitrogen and sulfate fine particulate matter from covered electric generating units; and (3) promulgate by rule a national limit on total annual emissions of any other pollutant from covered electric generating units, expressed in tons.
Prescribes procedural guidelines for: (1) allocation and trading of allowances; (2) penalties for excess emissions; and (3) periodic publication by FERC of its estimate of the total electric generation by covered electric generating units. Provides for citizen suits to enforce this Act.