Introduced Senate Bill (S)

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Implementation of clean power plan. Establishes the clean power plan committee (committee). Provides for the chairpersons and ranking minority members of the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives having subject matter jurisdiction relating to environmental affairs, utilities, and health to be members of the committee. Requires the committee to consider and adopt a state plan for the implementation in Indiana of the regulatory program based on the Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Requires the department of environmental management and the Indiana utility Implementation of clean power plan. Establishes the clean power plan committee (committee). Provides for the chairpersons and ranking minority members of the standing committees of the senate and house of representatives having subject matter jurisdiction relating to environmental affairs, utilities, and health to be members of the committee. Requires the committee to consider and adopt a state plan for the implementation in Indiana of the regulatory program based on the Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Requires the department of environmental management and the Indiana utility regulatory commission (referred to collectively as the "delegated agencies") to conduct public meetings and receive public comments on the nature and contents of a proposed state plan and, before July 1, 2016, to prepare and submit to the committee a proposed state plan or a recommendation that the committee request an extension of the deadline for submission of a state plan. Requires the committee, before September 6, 2016, to submit to the EPA: (1) a state plan; or (2) a request for an extension of the deadline for the submission of a state plan accompanied by the information required by the EPA in support of the request. Provides that if the committee requests an extension of the deadline and the request is granted, the delegated agencies shall submit a proposed state plan to the committee before October 1, 2017, and the committee may accept the proposed state plan as submitted or direct the delegated agencies to make revisions in the plan. Requires the committee to consider certain things in its deliberations on the state plan and to adopt a proposed state plan and submit it to the legislative council before January 1, 2018. Authorizes the committee to meet during the 2018 regular session of the general assembly to revise and resubmit to the legislative council a state plan previously submitted to the legislative council. Provides that if the senate and the house of representatives, during the 2018 regular session of the general assembly, adopt resolutions approving a state plan submitted by the committee to the legislative council, the delegated agencies shall submit the state plan to the EPA on behalf of the state before September 6, 2018. Provides that if: (1) no state plan is submitted to the EPA before September 6, 2016; and (2) the senate and the house of representatives do not adopt resolutions during the 2018 regular session of the general assembly approving a state plan submitted by the committee to the legislative council, the governor may direct the delegated agencies to submit to the EPA on behalf of the state, before September 6, 2018, a state plan setting forth such contents as the governor chooses. ... View more