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Public Law No: 116-62 (10/04/2019)

 
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Public Law 116-62
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To prevent catastrophic failure or shutdown of remote diesel power 
         engines due to emission control devices, and for other 
              purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 4, 2019 -  [S. 163]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Alaska Remote 
Generator Reliability and Protection Act.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Alaska Remote Generator Reliability 
and Protection Act''.
SEC. 2. REVISION OF REGULATIONS REQUIRED.

    (a) In General.--The Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
Agency shall revise section 60.4216(c) of title 40, Code of Federal 
Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of this Act), by 
striking ``that was not certified'' and all that follows through 
``compared to engine-out emissions'' and inserting ``must have that 
engine certified as meeting at least Tier 3 PM standards''.
    (b) Emissions and Energy Reliability Study.-- 
<<NOTE: Consultation. Reports.>> Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
Agency, in consultation with the Secretary of Energy, shall submit to 
the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of Representatives a 
report assessing options for the Federal Government to assist remote 
areas in the State of Alaska in meeting the energy needs of those areas 
in an affordable and reliable manner using--
            (1) existing emissions control technology; or

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            (2) other technology that achieves emissions reductions 
        similar to the technology described in paragraph (1).

    Approved October 4, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 163:
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SENATE REPORTS: No. 162-2 (Comm. on Environment and Public Works).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            May 20, considered and passed Senate.
            Sept. 17, considered and passed House.

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