Prevailing Academic View on Compliance Flexibility Under § 111 of the Clean Air Act

Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 11-29

21 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2012 Last revised: 9 Apr 2014

See all articles by Gregory Wannier

Gregory Wannier

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jason A. Schwartz

New York University School of Law

Nathan D. Richardson

University of South Carolina - Law Library; Resources for the Future

Michael A. Livermore

University of Virginia School of Law

Michael Gerrard

Columbia University - Law School

Dallas Burtraw

Resources for the Future

Date Written: July 13, 2011

Abstract

EPA will soon propose performance standards under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act for greenhouse gas pollution from the two largest emitting stationary source sectors — fossil-fueled power plants and petroleum refineries. The form these standards will take remains unclear. A key issue that will shape the effectiveness of the regulations is the degree to which they enable regulated entities to use flexible approaches to achieve the standards. This discussion paper provides the content of a letter to EPA Administrator Jackson that describes areas of general academic agreement on the EPA’s authority to use compliance flexibility options under Section 111 of the Clean Air Act in the development of performance standards for greenhouse gas emissions.

Keywords: source category, existing sources, state implementation plan, new sources, tradable performance standards

JEL Classification: K32, Q54, Q58

Suggested Citation

Wannier, Gregory and Schwartz, Jason A. and Richardson, Nathan D. and Livermore, Michael A. and Gerrard, Michael and Burtraw, Dallas, Prevailing Academic View on Compliance Flexibility Under § 111 of the Clean Air Act (July 13, 2011). Resources for the Future Discussion Paper No. 11-29. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1978479 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1978479

Gregory Wannier

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Jason A. Schwartz

New York University School of Law ( email )

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012-1099
United States

Nathan D. Richardson

University of South Carolina - Law Library ( email )

1525 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29208
United States

Resources for the Future ( email )

1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Michael A. Livermore

University of Virginia School of Law ( email )

Michael Gerrard

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States

Dallas Burtraw (Contact Author)

Resources for the Future ( email )

1616 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States
202-328-5087 (Phone)

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