2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Prohibition on Implementation Clean Power Plan Until Supreme Court Stay is Lifted (language only)

Item 369 #1c

Item 369 #1c

Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Quality


Page 318, after line 49, insert:

"C. Funding provided in this item is contingent upon no amount contained herein being used to prepare or submit to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a state implementation plan, or other document with respect to the Environmental Protection Agency's “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,” 80 Fed. Reg. 64,662 (October 23, 2015), unless the stay issued by the United States Supreme Court is released pending disposition of the applicants' petitions for review in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and disposition of the applicants' petition for a writ of certiorari, if such writ is sought."


(This amendment prohibits DEQ from expending any funds provided for air protection to develop or implement EPA's Clean Power Plan until the Supreme Court's stay of such Plan is released.)