Availability of Data on Allocations of Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Allowances to Existing Electricity Generating Units
Under the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) trading program regulations, EPA allocates emission allowances to existing electricity generating units as provided in a notice of data availability (NODA). In the Revised CSAPR Update promulgated earlier this year, EPA finalized default allocations of CSAPR NO<INF>X</INF> Ozone Season Group 3 allowances to existing units in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia from the new state emissions budgets for the control periods in 2021 and subsequent years. In the same rule, EPA also finalized a formula for determining supplemental amounts of allowances to be issued for the 12 states for the 2021 control period and a methodology for allocating each state's supplemental allowances among the state's existing units. Through this NODA, EPA is providing notice of the availability of data on the allowance allocations to existing units from both the state emissions budgets and the supplemental allowances, as well as the data upon which the allocations are based.