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Kansas Corporation Commission Clean Power Plan Docket

Kansas Legislation Senate Bill 318 (enacted): Among other actions, authorizes the secretary of the Department of Health and the Environment to develop a state plan that may include separate standards of performance for individual generating units, alternative schedules or standards, or requirements that do not lead to fuel-switching, co-firing or limiting the use of a particular unit. Affirms components of House Bill 2233, including legislative approval by the Clean Power Plan Implementation Study Committee. Prohibits the submission of a state plan if the plan would adversely impact the state’s legal position in pending litigation. Per the Supreme Court’s stay, suspends all state activity in this area – May 6, 2016

Kansas Attorney General: U.S. Supreme Court Blocks Federal Energy Regulation – February 9, 2016

Multi-State Comments on Federal Implementation Plan (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming) – January 21, 2016

Kansas Department of Health & Environment Comments on Federal Implementation Plan – January 15, 2016

Kansas Corporation Commission Soliciting Public Comments on the Clean Power Plan –  November 11, 2015

23 States (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming) Seek to Block EPA’s Carbon Rule for New Plants – November 3, 2015

24 States File a Motion for Stay on EPA’s Clean Power Plan (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming) – October 23, 2015

24 States Submit a Petition for Review Asking a Federal Court to Strike Down the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming) – October 23, 2015

16 States Apply for a Stay of the Final Rule on Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units (AL, AR, AZ, IN, KS, KY, LA, NE, OH, OK, SC, SD, UT, WI, WV, WY) – August 5, 2015

NMA: Price Spikes by State Under EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Nineteen State AGs Inform EPA the 111(b) Proposal for “New” Power Plants has Expired and Must be Withdrawn; in Turn, 111(d) Must be Withdrawn (Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming) – March 25, 2015

Kansas Legislation HB 2233 (enacted): Authorizes the secretary of Health and Environment to develop and submit a state plan to EPA. Requires statutory authority for the state to participate in an organized carbon trading market. Before developing a state plan, the secretary must hold a joint hearing with the state Corporation Commission and conduct a joint investigation. Requires legislative review and input of a state plan – February 4, 2015

Multi-State Comments of Republican State Attorneys General (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wyoming) – November 25, 2014

Kansas Department of Health & Environment Comments on EPA’s Clean Power Plan – November 17, 2014

Comment Letter of the Kansas Corporation Commission – October 29, 2014

ACCCE: Impacts of EPA’s Carbon Proposal on Kansas – October 2014 (view Word version)

Multi-state Request for Withdrawal (Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wyoming) – August 25, 2014

Kansas Department of Health & Environment Extension Request – August 21, 2014

EPA’s CO2 Rule and 18 States’ Resolutions and Legislation (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wyoming) – August 2014

Kansas House Bill 2636 (enacted): Authorize the Secretary of Health and Environment to establish separate standards of performance for carbon dioxide emissions based on adequately demonstrated technology, cost, efficiency and other measures that can be undertaken without requirements for fuel switching, co-firing or limiting the utilization of the unit. Allows for flexibility in meeting federal greenhouse gas standards through alternative standards, compliance schedules or flexible regulatory mechanisms – April 30, 2014

Governor:
The Honorable Sam Brownback (R)
Governor of Kansas
Capitol
300 SW 10th Avenue, Suite 212S
Topeka, KS 66612-1590
phone (785) 296-3232
fax (785) 296-7973
Email form

Attorney General:
The Honorable Derek Schmidt (R)
Attorney General of Kansas
120 S.W. 10th Ave., 2nd Fl.
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
phone (785) 296-2215
fax (785) 296-6296
Email form

Public Service Commission:
The Honorable Shari Feist Albrecht
Chair
Kansas Corporation Commission
1500 S.W. Arrowhead Road
Topeka, KS 66604
phone (785) 271-3350
fax (785) 271-3354
s.feist.albrecht@kcc.ks.gov

Air Agency:
Rick Brunetti
Director
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Air and Radiation
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 310
Topeka, KS 66612
phone (785) 296-1551
rbrunetti@kdheks.gov

Senate Leadership:
The Honorable Susan Wagle (R-30)
President
Kansas State Senate
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th St.
Topeka, KS 66612
phone (785) 296-2419
Susan.Wagle@senate.ks.gov

The Honorable Terry Bruce (R-34)
Senate Majority Leader
Kansas State Senate
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th St.
Topeka, KS 66612
phone (785) 296-2497
Terry.Bruce@senate.ks.gov

The Honorable Anthony Hensley (D-19)
Senate Minority Leader
Kansas State Senate
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th St.
Topeka, KS 66612
phone (785) 296-3245
Anthony.Hensley@senate.ks.gov

House Leadership:
The Honorable Ray Merrick (R-27)
Speaker of the House
Kansas House of Representatives
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th St.
Topeka, KS 66612
phone (785) 296-2302
ray.merrick@house.ks.gov

The Honorable Jene Vickrey (R-6)
House Majority Leader
Kansas House of Representatives
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th St.
Topeka, KS 66612
phone (785) 296-7662
jene.vickrey@house.ks.gov

The Honorable Tom Burroughs (D-33)
House Minority Leader
Kansas House of Representatives
Kansas State Capitol
300 SW 10th St.
Topeka, KS 66612
phone (785) 296-7630
tom.burroughs@house.ks.gov

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