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Water: Large Existing Power Plants

Phase II—Large Existing Electric Generating Plants

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Information Collection Request: Willingness to Pay Survey for Section 316(b) Benefits Assessment

EPA is requesting public comment on the implementation of a national stated preference survey instrument to value the benefits of the proposed regulation of cooling water intake structures (CWIS) at Clean Water Act (CWA) section 316(b) existing facilities. The survey will allow EPA to estimate total benefits for the proposed regulatory options and fulfill Executive Order 12866 which requires the estimation of the potential benefits and costs to society of the rulemaking.

Suspension of Phase II Rule

EPA is suspending the Cooling Water Intake Structure Regulations for existing large power plants. This suspension is in response to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Riverkeeper, Inc., v. EPA.

Federal Register Notice (July 09, 2007) | Implementation Memo (PDF) (1 pp, 72K; March 20, 2007)

Final Rule

Published Final Rule

Support Documents


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