The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing a series of informal listening sessions on a proposed plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to cut carbon emissions (greenhouse gases) from existing power plants that generate electricity from fossil fuels. These new EPA rules may have a significant impact on the Commonwealth.
Implementing them in the best way for Virginia will require the integrated efforts of DEQ, other state agencies involved in power generation, the regulated community, and the public. Therefore, prior to taking any formal action, DEQ is seeking general input from the public on the best way for the Commonwealth to implement EPA’s plan as currently proposed.
Public listening sessions
DEQ will meet with the public to informally discuss EPA’s proposed carbon reduction plan as follows:
You may also email written comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, send a fax 804-698-4510, or send postal mail to the Air Division, Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 1105, Richmond VA 23218 until August 15, 2014. Please provide your full name, address and telephone number. [Note that there is no formal DEQ proposal available for comment at this time.]